INDIANAPOLIS -- The lowest point of Jerry Jones’ tenure as the Cowboys owner and general manager was the 1994 NFC Championship game loss at San Francisco. The last two seasons in which the Cowboys have missed the playoffs with a healthy Tony Romo rank a close second.
Speaking on the team’s bus in Indianapolis from the NFL scouting combine on Saturday for nearly two hours, Jones touched on a number of topics, but understands things have to change substantially with a franchise that has won two playoff games since winning Super Bowl XXX in 1995.
“We’ve got to start knocking on the door,” Jones said. “So there’s a lot of resolve here and not a lot of patience with where we are. And Jason (Garrett) senses that and is being great.”
Garrett is 21-19 since taking over as the coach midway through the 2010 season but has posted back-to-back 8-8 records. The Cowboys have missed the playoffs with losses in each of the last two season finales to the New York Giants and Washington Redskins.
Jones promised an uncomfortable offseason and the result has been six changes on the coaching staff. More changes will come on the roster mostly because of salary-cap limitations.
“I’m not in a good mood, I’m not in a bad mood, but I’m sure not here celebrating at the combine or the offseason,” Jones said. “This thing has been a big disappointment the last couple of years to have Romo healthy, play well and not have done better.”