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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Jerry Jones would like to see expanded playoffs in NFL

Jerry-Jones-Concussions-PresidentThe Dallas Cowboys have gone 8-8 in each of their past three seasons. They have missed the playoffs each year, suffering a number of heartbreaking losses that left them just short. With that in mind, it should come as no surprise that Jerry Jones would be in favor of the NFL adding more playoff teams.

“From the standpoint of looking at how exciting it is for a city or a community to be involved in the playoffs and the fact that you can have a team that might have literally operated at .500 or in that area … you can have that team win the Super Bowl,” Jones told 105.3 The Fan on Friday, via ESPNDallas.com. “That makes a big case for adding a couple of more cities or communities that have NFL teams to the playoffs.

“It just creates that much more excitement and that much more interest for people in those communities. So I fall on the side of the ledger that would increase the playoffs.”

The last thing we need is the NFL turning into the NBA and NHL. There are certain seasons where a team that probably deserves to be in the playoffs ends up on the outside looking in. Such was the case with the 10-6 Arizona Cardinals this year and the 11-5 New England Patriots in 2008, but that’s the beauty of sports. Adding four more teams would put some lousy teams in the playoffs.

As Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk pointed out, the Cowboys wouldn’t have made the playoffs this season if the field was expanded by two teams in each conference. Jones may not have been saying it to serve his own team, but I still don’t agree with it.



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