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This series might not catch on, but either way, it won’t take much effort to keep it alive. I’ll just keep providing quotes from Jerry Jones.
Here is the one from today:
“I see the talent level being able to put us in a competitive situation for the Super Bowl. I saw it at the start of that  season and I see it with what we had last year, that there’s a talent level that can compete for a Super Bowl.”
Um, Jerry, wasn’t the 2010 season the one where the team started 1-7? Yeah, I think we all know what happened. I don’t even know how to respond to this.
Anyway, here are a few quotes from previous years, followed by some questions about the quotes:
March 31, 1994
“We had met about a year ago in Oklahoma City and had briefly talked. . . . It was very apparent to me then that this enthusiasm, and that charisma, and that charm, and that drive, was very special.”
Jones about Barry Switzer.
Source: Austin American-Stateman, March 31, 1994
April 26, 1994
“I spoke briefly with Jimmy this morning and he congratulated us on getting Shante. He knew we really needed to get someone with those kinds (pass rushing) of skills.”
Jones about contacting Johnson following the 1994 draft, when the Cowboys traded up to pick Arizona State defensive end Shante Carver.
Source: The Daily Oklahoman, April 26, 1994
February 15, 2000
“With what we’re doing with our offensive philosophy, with the skills of Troy (Aikman), with the offensive line we have, the running backs we have, as well as what we’ll be doing defensively, ( Galloway ) coupled with Rocket Ismail gives us a great opportunity to compete this year.”
Jones after the Cowboys had traded two first-round picks to acquire Joey Galloway.
Source: Houston Chronicle, February 15, 2000
April 23, 2001
“Making Quincy a second-round pick, we knew we’d have the time and patience for him to develop. That’s why it’s so important to get a five-year contract and make a statement to Quincy that he is more than [a middle-round projection] to us.”
Jones after taking Georgia quarterback Quincy Carter in the second round of the 2001 draft, even though others projected Carter as fourth- or fifth-round pick.
Source: Fort Worth Star Telegram, April 23, 2001
Now for the trivia questions: