Knowing he'd be without Dez Bryant and Tony Romo for an extended period of time, Jerry Jones projected in his mind how many wins the Cowboys would need until those two stars returned.

According to the Cowboys owner and general manager, they're currently one victory behind where he was hoping entering the bye week.

Jones shared his thought process Tuesday morning.

"Kind of with your fingers crossed, I had hoped that we could compete against Atlanta, and we did," Jones said on 105.3 The Fan's Shan and RJ show [KRLD-FM]. "We were very disappointed that we tailed-off near the end, but the way Atlanta is playing, we can see that we were up against some pretty good competition. The New Orleans game is and was a downer. It was an opportunity. We didn't get that one. That one, in my mind, needed to be there. Let's mark that up to real expectation and lost opportunity.