Jerry Jones: Season flashes before my eyes during every turnover and three-and-out

ARLINGTON, Texas — Entering Sunday, the Dallas Cowboys had played four games that had been decided by four points or less. They had lost three of them. And because of that, Jerry Jones felt like his club was due for a victory in a close game.

They got one Sunday, topping the Minnesota Vikings 27-23 to pull back above .500 at 5-4.

“We should win one,” the Cowboys owner and general manager said standing outside his team’s locker room. “When they’re all coming down as close here, we ought to win our share of them and this is one that we won today.”

And a team hoping to win their division should win one when they’re hosting a 1-6 team. Lose to a one-win club and the thought of the season slipping away could quickly flash before your eyes.

Jones confirmed that he has those thoughts often.

“Every time we have a turnover or a three-and-out, I get a glimpse of that,” Jones said. “I really do. That’s not good, and I’m glad I’m not trying to pull the trigger out there being one of those players.

“But I did see us go to the thing that was working for us the best when we needed it the most. When you get down like that anything can go wrong and you’ve got a loss, we’ve got a lot of practice of being in those situations lately, too much, so maybe if we’ll win some of them we can get up earlier in the game.

“I thought when we went 10 points up we were a possession away from really having a better feeling about the game, but to their credit they came back on us.”

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