— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 19, 2014
Jerry Jones notes Dallas' 8-8 seasons: "It goes w/o saying those Cowboys are for more playoff games. We'd have a better shot of getting in."
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) May 19, 2014
Which part is funnier? Is it the fact that Dallas Cowboys owner and do-it-yourself general manager Jerry Jones admits he’s in favor of expanding the NFL playoffs because it would help his team get to the dance? Or is it the fantasy world Jerrah is living in where his perennially 8-8 Cowboys would actually benefit from a trip to the playoffs?
Those teams weren't good enough to mount a legitimate run anyway, and as Tim McMahon for ESPNDallas.com noted back in January, Dallas wouldn't have qualified for two of the past four postseasons even with the addition of an extra berth.
Jones is the same person who won’t let a proper GM run his franchise because he’d just meddle in all the decisions anyway. Never mind Dallas has won one playoff game in the past 17 seasons.
Anyway, I’m fairly certain extending his Cowboys’ death march by one week is only a small bonus. As it is with expanding anything in professional sports, it’s the extra revenue two additional postseason games would generate for the NFL. I’m not necessarily opposed to adding one more team per conference, but let’s not dance around what this sales pitch is really about.
>> Jerry Jones: Playoff expansion would help my 'Boys [NFL.com]