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Three losses that made Jerry Jones cry

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09:55 AM ET 02.23 | Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones is remarkably upbeat. But he has broken down and cried after three losses during his ownership. The first came in January 1995 when the Cowboys lost to San Francisco in the NFC Championship Game to fall short in their bid to three-peat. "I couldn't hold it in there in San Francisco that day," Jones recalls. "I knew we had the better team." The second time was when the Cowboys opened the 2002 season with a 19-10 loss to the Houston Texans. Watching his team beaten by an expansion team in its first game in a beautiful, state-of-the-art stadium was tough. "Any loss kills you," Jones said. "But that one down there with our fan base, with all we had done... "I was the leading proponent of getting Houston the team. I wanted those fans to have their own team even though I knew at that time half of them were Cowboys fans. To go down and get beat on opening night by an expansion team was absolutely a low point." The third time came five years later when a 13-3 regular season ended with a 21-17 loss to the New York Giants in the divisional round. "That's where I went to the place I used to go to when they would call and tell me that I had just lost all of my money on a dry hole," Jones said.

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February 23, 2014  10:01 AM ET

Couldn't have been as bad as the time the Eagles made BushIsRight cry...

February 23, 2014  10:02 AM ET

"Gentlemen, start your engines."

February 23, 2014  10:05 AM ET

There's no crying in football JJ, hire a GM and get some freakin' tissues.

February 23, 2014  10:05 AM ET

I hope Jerry Jones experiences nothing but misery and heart break as an NFL owner. Until he realizes he's an incompetent idiot with no true football acumen, Dallas is never going to win anything. If you're a Dallas fan, I truly feel sorry for you.

February 23, 2014  10:08 AM ET

{"they would call and tell me that I had just lost all of my money on a dry hole," Jones said."}

Lets leave your marital problems out of this, Jerry.

February 23, 2014  10:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

If you're a Dallas fan, I truly feel sorry for you.

Thanks for your concern.

February 23, 2014  10:20 AM ET

I have nothing...

February 23, 2014  10:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

I have nothing...

All I have is that he makes the fans cry EVERY DAY! Now I got nothin'!

February 23, 2014  10:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

All I have is that he makes the fans cry EVERY DAY!

Very true....



February 23, 2014  10:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

All I have is that he makes the fans cry EVERY DAY! Now I got nothin'!

Well put.

February 23, 2014  10:59 AM ET

So I guess the other seasons that they just plane sucked didn't bother him.

February 23, 2014  11:03 AM ET
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{"they would call and tell me that I had just lost all of my money on a dry hole," Jones said."}Lets leave your marital problems out of this, Jerry.

Even Jerrah can afford a tube of lube.

February 23, 2014  11:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

So I guess the other seasons that they just plane sucked didn't bother him.

Nope, plastic surgery and Botox can only hide so much.

February 23, 2014  11:09 AM ET

" Thank you for sharing Jerry. Now lets all give him a round of applause. OK, Steve, now you tell the group three things that made you cry."

February 23, 2014  11:43 AM ET

Got News for you Jerry every time you do something or open your mouth it makes me Cry

February 23, 2014  11:49 AM ET

Jerry makes me cry after every draft.

February 23, 2014  11:52 AM ET
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{"they would call and tell me that I had just lost all of my money on a dry hole," Jones said."}Lets leave your marital problems out of this, Jerry.

Ouch! And why is it smoking!?

February 23, 2014  12:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Couldn't have been as bad as the time the Eagles made BushIsRight cry...

I've watched this now about 5 times and it gets funnier every time.

February 23, 2014  12:20 PM ET

jeesh,.....I figured the tony romo bungling that f-g/snap vs. the seahawks was a top-3/hanky/game for jerry too....??

 
February 23, 2014  12:34 PM ET

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