The Dallas Cowboys' promising 2023 season is over just like that. A flat first half and outright embarrassing performance by the defense throughout the contest ultimately doomed Jerry Jones' team, who will have face some tough decisions this offseason.
One never to shy away from an interview, Jones spoke with the media short after the final whistle on Sunday.
Jones admitted to reporters he's "floored" by the result. He went on to say this loss is the "most painful" of the team's prior playoff defeats, and what happened against Green Bay is "beyond [his] comprehension."
Suffice it to say, Jones wasn't expecting this. No one would've guessed this would be how this affair played out, especially following such a strong regular season from Dallas.
That's been the rub with this team over the past two decades, however. Strong years ultimately come to a screeching half in the playoffs, no matter who's at quarterback or on the sideline.
As a result, Jones will now hear calls from fans to make another change at head coach with Mike McCarthy failing to lead this squad to serious contention. No one knows if Jones will waver on his commitment to the former Super Bowl winner, but the men are sure to speak in some capacity in the coming days.
Jones now has a long offseason ahead of him as he tries to recapture this team's championship glory. The decisions he makes this spring will go a long way to determining what this squad's ceiling is in 2024.
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