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Dallas Cowboys' Jerry Jones: "Bottom line is we can compete"

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Expectations are always high around the Dallas Cowboys organization. That doesn’t keep them from failing to live up to expectations however. Jerry Jones thinks that 2013 could be the season and has a message for nay-sayers citing their 8-8 record.

“The bottom line is we can compete,” Jones said during a Tuesday appearance on KRLD-FM, via ESPN Dallas. “We’ve competed with a lot of the players that we have right now. Over the last two years, a lot of people would say, ‘I don’t call 8-8 competing,’ and they’d be justified in saying that.”

“We were real close to getting down there at the end of the year. We were very close to getting in the tournament and doing some good things.”

“Now, ‘maybe,’ ‘close,’ ‘hopes,’ all those things, they’re hard to chew after you sit back and look back on it after the season’s over. That’s what we’re trying to reverse.”

The Cowboys will have a rough road however. They’re struggling with injuries along the interior of the offensive line. That hasn’t allowed the starting group, not that they know who that will be, to work together and develop some kind of continuity.

DeMarco Murray has praised the offensive line though.

The Cowboys are struggling with injuries on the defensive line as well.

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