Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones Says Opening Clash With Tampa Bay Buccaneers Like ‘David Against Goliath’

Published 08/01/2021, 10:01 AM EDT
EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – NOVEMBER 04: Dallas Cowboys Owner, President and General Manager Jerry Jones walks on the field before the game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on November 04, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)


For the Dallas Cowboys, 2021 will be all about redemption. Following a faltering start under new Head Coach Mike McCarthy, the Cowboys franchise ended the 2020 NFL season with a 6-10 losing record. 

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Failing to make it to the playoffs the side had trouble brewing throughout the course of the season. While Dak Prescott’s contract situation was something constantly under the scanner, the Cowboys’ luck with injuries too ruined what could’ve been a promising season. 

ARLINGTON, TEXAS – DECEMBER 29: Offensive coordinator Kellen Moore and Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys on the field during warm ups before the game against the Washington Redskins at AT&T Stadium on December 29, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images)

But the new season provides a fresh start for the Cowboys. With Dak Prescott now tied down to a four-year contract extension and other key players returning from long-term injuries, America’s team has its reasons to be optimistic. And Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is leading that hype train.

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Dallas Cowboys relishing opening encounter against Brady’s Bucs

Jerry Jones has been the owner of the Dallas Cowboys franchise since 1989. And under his rule as GM during that span, the franchise has picked up three Super Bowl titles. 

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Once the most dominant forces in the 90s, the Cowboys’ last Super Bowl triumph though came back in 1996. 25 years since Jerry Jones is still in search of Super Bowl ring #4. 

But this year, the Dallas Cowboys fanbase is buzzing. And so is their owner Jerry Jones. While remaining cautiously optimistic about their chances, Jones compared his side’s opening clash against defending Super Bowl champions Tampa Bay Buccaneers to that of David and Goliath.   

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“We’re going to have a lot of prayer, so we could get the courage to show up,” Jones said on Back Together Saturday“Let me tell you this: world-champion Tom Brady, Tampa, great atmosphere — what a better opportunity to step up there and be David against Goliath.”

Tom Brady and company of course have title retention ambitions of their won. Looking to run it back, Brady and the Bucs will look to start their title defense with a win against the Cowboys. 

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And the Cowboys will know that they could have no better start to a season than defeating the reigning Super Bowl champs. 

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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