Jerry Jones tried to downplay Tom Brady's record against the Dallas Cowboys ahead of the Cowboy and Tampa Bay Buccaneers wild-card game. On Monday, the Buccaneers will be hosting the Cowboys in the wild-card round. In Week 1 of the 2022 season, the Buccaneers beat the Cowboys 19-3 in Dallas.
With that win, Brady improved to 7-0 against the Cowboys in his career. "When you really think about it, we're not playing Brady. We're playing Tampa Bay, the team. And it's conceivable that we could make Brady not play well and get our tails beat by the rest of the team.
And I'm not trying to be cute. But we've got to go play the entire team. And this Brady thing has got to be sensitive. I know it's there and I respect that. Gives us a challenge to do something we haven't done before and that's beat Tom Brady," Jones said on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, per ESPN.
Jones confident his players can beat the Brady-led Buccaneers
After the Cowboys suffered a loss to the San Francisco 49ers in last season's wild-card round, Jones was visibly frustrated. But Mike McCarthy was given another chance to prove himself as the Cowboys head coach.
Going into the Cowboys and Buccaneers game, Jones insisted McCarthy's job wasn't on the line. This past Sunday, the Cowboys suffered a surprise 26-6 loss to the Washington Commanders. However, Jones believes his guys can make it right against the Buccaneers.
"I can't tell you how much confidence I've got in Mike and our coaching staff of being on top of where we are with this team right now. They've got every nuance. They understand every frailty that we might have or we might have shown Sunday [in the loss to Washington].
They've got everything in their grasp and in their understanding, and I have complete confidence in this coaching staff. It's outstanding. We've got a great chance to go down there and have success," Jones explained.