Cowboys owner Jerry Jones recognizes that his team is the underdog when the NFL opens the 2021 season in Tampa Bay on Thursday, September 9.
Jones likened the Cowboys-Buccaneers matchup to the biblical story of David and Goliath, and said he’s just praying that his team can compete with the defending Super Bowl champions.
“We’re going to have a lot of prayer, so we could get the courage to show up,” Jones said, via NFL Media. “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.”
Jones is using a bit of hyperbole, but his Cowboys are 6.5-point underdogs in Tampa Bay, and it would undoubtedly be a major surprise if the Cowboys were to win. Then again, David did beat Goliath.