Oct 27, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones prior to the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Jerry Jones on critics: 'I think I love the pain' (Video)


The Dallas Cowboys have traded wins and losses all season, culminating in a 49-17 trouncing at the hands of the New Orleans Saints on November 10th.

Coming out of their bye week, Dallas looks to right the ship against a resurgent New York Giants team that are the owners of a 4-game winning streak.

Needless to say, it won’t be an easy task for the Cowboys on the road, and falling below .500 will bring a hailstorm of criticism to owner/general manager Jerry Jones.

While the criticism is nothing new for Jones, his comments to CBS This Morning on Monday might perk up a few ears.

Transcribed by Chris Strauss at USA Today, Jones told This Morning that he welcomes the critics.

“I probably listen to more talk radio than anyone. I think I love the pain,” Jones said about criticism from media and fans. “After a recent serious loss, I was doing a lot of blood work and they said we want to be sure to get this nurse in that really knows how to be gentle and get it done quickly on the first time. I said ‘This morning I need one that needs to try ten times. I want some pain.’ That happened. I need to cry a little bit. That’s not a bad thing. Certainly criticism hurts but it fuels your ambition. It makes me think ‘I want to show them.’”

Check out the full video below.

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  • californy

    Yup JJ has been showing it for 17 years in a row. We all seen it and we don’t like it. In many ways The Cowboys are reliving ground Hog day. I like JJ we against the world approach. but the only problem is the world is right about JJ. JJ must eventually listen to the critics he has heard for 17 years and remove himself out of the equation. Look what happen to KC this year 32 new player and tied with the best record in football. This was not a one hit wonder he did that in 2010-2011 when John Dorsey Packer GM the Packer had 42 player with under 3 years of experience and had as many as 17-21 player go on IR that year when the won the SB.

  • SmartThinking

    I think this man has some sort of serious mental condition.

    No one can continue to take the financial hits coupled with the mistakes and losses only he can take credit for.

    In this interview, he as much as says no matter what anyone says, he won’t relinquish control of this team. If he’s at all lucid and aware of what is truly going on, he wouldn’t be so adamant about continuing to solely remain in charge.

    Jones lives in an alternate universe, one where he and he alone has the power to save this football franchise from total destruction. The truth is, however, his poor decision making and stubborn, almost manic unwillingness to do what is best for this team marks Jones as either completely out of touch with reality or he has some sick, egotistical obsession with being a savior of this team.

    I think Jones believes that if he relinquishes control he’ll become irrelevant. I fear the only way he’ll ever back off is when someone pries his cold, dead hands off the steering wheel of this rapidly sinking ship.

    • californy

      JJ has become Al Davis, his mentor in life. We know about Al Davis in this area of the woods. Our only hope with the Cowboys is for JJ to complete the Journey Al went through. This is sad and in many ways he has already tarnished his legacy he will leave in Dallas.