“We should have been knocking on the door and we haven’t and I have no excuses, it starts here,” Jones said via CBS Sports. “But we have not. I know that to the extent that we have a healthy (Tony) Romo, our best chance to get back to the Super Bowl is a healthy Romo.”
Jones also admitted that he paid some free agents in the past that kept his team from winning a Super Bowl.
“Now for us not to having got it done during those years is a mess up,” he said. “You got to get it when you’re high like that. When you’re high up on it. You can’t miss your bus when you got your quarterback and you got good talent around him and if you miss that bus in the NFL. …
“All of that boils down to management of a cap, management of certainly having players that deserve to get the money that you got,” said Jones, whose Cowboys will be close to $20 million over the 2014 salary cap. “When I look back on it, we probably paid some people that we probably would have been better off not paying.”