Jerry Jones doesn't see big gap between Cowboys, Eagles

After Jones was seen on video talking and wearing a hat during the national anthem, the owner refused to answer questions about the issue.

Jerry Jones is having a hard time distinguishing his team from its rival.

When asked how Philadelphia managed to win its first Super Bowl title in two years time while Dallas has strived for its first championship since 1995, the Cowboys owner felt the need to amend the timeline.

"Well, Philadelphia had been trying to win a Super Bowl the 30 years I’d been in the NFL and got it this year. Not two [years]," Jones said, via ESPN. "So, they’ve been trying a long time to win a Super Bowl and other teams have, too. So, it wasn’t just a two-year run for them to go to the Super Bowl."

After being prompted about closing the gap in the NFC East, Jones further expressed his bitterness by saying he sees many similarities between the Cowboys and Eagles.

"They’ve got a team that mirrors us in a lot of respects," Jones said. "I like a lot of things that we have that they have. We’ve got a running game, offense and quarterback [Dak Prescott] that I’m so proud of for looking ahead and building off of. They probably have more, to say the least, they probably have more names on defense. When I say names, just say they probably have what we’d like to continue to get to. But we’ve got some guys that I think we can get to there.

"I’d like to think that Philly closed the deal of where we had an opportunity to do it the year before."

The Cowboys went 13-3 in 2016, while the Eagles finished 7-9 for second in the division and missed the playoffs. But that all changed in 2017 as Dallas went 9-7 and Philadelphia finished 13-3 for first in the division before beating the Patriots in Super Bowl 52.