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.

For those wanting the Cowboys to find a new GM, Jones says he isn’t going anywhere.

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