The Dallas Cowboys came into their Wild Card matchup with the Green Bay Packers as heavy favorites to advance to the Divisional Round. However, a flat start led to a classic Cowboys postseason collapse, which Cowboys owner Jerry Jones had plenty to say about after the game.
The Cowboys have not had the recent postseason history that is expected of such a prestigious franchise. In fact, since their last Super Bowl victory in 1995, they have a 5-12 record in postseason games coming into this matchup on Sunday.
Unfortunately for Cowboys fans, the Packers completely dominated every aspect of this game, handing the Cowboys a 48-32 upset loss that was closer on paper than it ever was on the field.
Final stats from a wild-card WIN!
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) January 15, 2024
Expectations were high as always this season for the Cowboys, so it is disappointing for Jerry Jones to see his team come up short so early into the postseason.
He spoke about his feelings on the loss after the game, revealing that it
“This is one of my biggest surprises since I’ve been involved in sports, period,” said Jones. “I know how disappointed everybody is. I can reach back and look at a playoff loss. But this seems like the most painful because we all had such great expectations. We had hope for this team. We thought we were aligned and in great shape. It didn’t happen for us.”
Jerry Jones with a lot to say, including that "he's floored" by Sunday's loss to the Packers but hasn't thought about what it means long term for anyone, specifically Mike McCarthy and Dak Prescott. pic.twitter.com/H8tkEJYxOE
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) January 15, 2024
The Cowboys hold wins over fellow contenders in the NFC like the Philadelphia Eagles and the Detroit Lions in the regular season, which shows how capable this team can be when it’s firing on all cylinders.
That obviously wasn’t the case for them on Sunday. And now Jones and his Cowboys will need to regroup and potentially make some big changes before the 2024-25 season.
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