"That's what they say now but if it's a close game, I know good and well Marinelli is going to be sending me out there & putting me through the ringer".
What did the football fans in London do to deserve us sending them the Raiders?
And herein lies the reason the National Football League is so vexing.
Another guy who could be on the hot seat if his play doesn't improve is QB Dak Prescott.
These days, any team can look like a fraud. "Whenever you step on the field you want to dominate your opponent". At any moment, potential playoff teams look brittle, while wayward franchises surprisingly look like world-beaters. Jacksonville has a great defense that bordered on all-time a year ago. It's encouraging to see that the Jaguars rankings are much higher.
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Cowboys' win in previous meeting was their first regular-season trip to London. Jalen Ramsey's playing hurt, the Cowboys are somehow weirdly tough at home, and this is still a team that allowed just 14 points per game in September.
And if you're not careful, you'll be fooled by plenty of paper tigers this season.
Jacksonville's defense is actually first in the league in terms of yards per game while they rank tied for third in points. He's the first player in 57 years to open a season with six consecutive games of at least 100 receiving yards.
Lindsay Draper: Not sure if this Cowboys team can overcome the strength of the Jacksonville defense. Hayden (toe) ran on the side during Friday's light workout, and coach Doug Marrone said, "There's a chance those guys'll be able to play" against the Houston Texans on October 21. Most noteworthy, limiting Dallas to minimal yards on first down, making quarterback Dak Prescott beat you in the passing game. The third-year quarterback was 17 for 27 for 183 yards, two touchdowns and 107.5 passer rating. Bortles' career-high 61 pass attempts turned into four interceptions, and a lost fumble.
For Jacksonville, starting 3-2 is not how they envision starting the season.
It's one thing to give up 30 to Patrick Mahomes and the high-flying Chiefs, as Jacksonville did last week. Prescott was precise and polished in the pocket.
The Cowboys don't really have any receivers that would necessitate shadow coverage from Ramsey, as their pass-catching corps of Allen Hurns, Cole Beasley, Deonte Thompson, Michael Gallup, and Tavon Austin is arguably the worst in the NFL.