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Cowboys owner Jerry Jones: Team isn't run like a country club

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says his team is not run like a country club. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images) Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says his team is not run like a country club. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones ensured the team's season ticket holders that the Cowboys don't have a lack of leadership and that the team isn't run like a country club, despite those who may think otherwise.

The Cowboys have missed the playoffs the past three seasons and four out of the last five.  Former coach Jimmy Johnson said last November that the team doesn't have a sense of fear because the team is "a country club where everybody is buddies.”

"I don’t think that we do have a country club atmosphere around here,” Jones said, according to the Dallas Morning News. “There’s too much competition. These players recognize how fortunate they are to be in the NFL, to have these opportunities. We’ve got as good or better leadership than my experience in 24 years with the Cowboys has seen. “I think the stage is set with the attitude, the personnel, what Jason Garrett is doing relative to his leadership. All of those things will come to bare. We just need to win a couple of games that we didn’t win, let’s say each of the last two years, get in the tournament and go from there."
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