Jerry Jones certainly knows how to sell a game.
The Dallas Cowboys will be opening the NFL season on Sept. 9 against Tom Brady and the defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
While the Cowboys are certainly one of the NFL’s premiere franchises, Jones is embracing his team taking on the underdog role when it comes to Brady and Co.
“We’re going to have a lot of prayer, so we could get the courage to show up,” Jones told the NFL Network (h/t ProFootballTalk). “Let me tell you this: world-champion Tom Brady, Tampa, great atmosphere — what a better opportunity to step up there and be a David against Goliath.”
The Cowboys are indeed opening as underdogs — currently 6.5 points — so by no means are they absolute longshots to beat the Bucs, although it would certainly be a bit of a surprise.
Brady certainly fits the role as a Goliath. The soon-to-be 44-year-old quarterback will be aiming for his eighth Super Bowl title this season.
If the Cowboys play the role of David and take down Brady and the Bucs it would certainly be a noteworthy win and possibly an omen of what is in store for the 2021 Cowboys.