Jerry Jones can’t sleep because he’s so excited about the state of the Dallas Cowboys

Eric Edholm
September 3, 2013

It's hard to follow the wave of emotions of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

After all, he's a man who is 70 years old but with the brain of a 40-year old. Or so he says.

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But Jones twice said on his radio show on KRLD-FM Tuesday morning that he's having trouble sleeping. And that it's a good thing, based on the potential of the team the Cowboys are set to field this season.

"Can't sleep, popped up at 4:30 this morning," Jones said. "It's just an exciting time to think that we've got the team on the field that we do. This is a big game, we open it up nationally at AT&T Stadium. [It's] almost more than I can handle."

It's a good thing, but also a pressure thing, Jones said. So both the pressure and the excitement are making for the short nights.

“I feel pressure because of the fact that we haven’t met our expectations,” Jones said. “These last two years have been arguably … the most disappointing years in my career with the Cowboys. So, we needed to make some changes, and we did and have. Now, will they work? Will they be effective and productive? That’s what’s there. But we’ve given ourselves a real chance to maximize what [Tony] Romo brings to the table, to maximize our talent."

The Cowboys are debuting at No. 19 in the "Shutdown Corner" Power Rankings, but it's obvious they have the talent to compete for the NFC East title. But we'd be worried about Jones' sleep patterns if the team were to win a postseason game for only the third time since 1996.

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