Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Wednesday that he’s “not worried” about losing the NFC East and has “a lot of confidence” in the coaching staff and players to make the playoffs.
The Cowboys have played in only one playoff game since 2008, losing to the Packers in the NFC Championship Game.
Jones said the team’s players are “all in it” and that he expects them to “play their hearts out” in preparation for the postseason.
He added that the team has no plans to sell its tickets, but that the franchise’s players “are going to be involved.”
Dallas won its first playoff game in 20 years, defeating the Packers 31-17 in the regular season finale.
The franchise has not won a playoff game during the previous two seasons, but it did go to the Super Bowl last season.
Jones, whose franchise has been in the spotlight this offseason with the departures of head coach Jason Garrett and offensive coordinator Scott Linehan, said that the Cowboys have “all the pieces” to win another NFC East title.
“I know we are all together, and I am sure that we will win it,” Jones said.
“But we are still in the process of putting all those pieces together and building a team that can win.
We are all working hard.
We will be there in the playoffs, but we are not worried about it.
The Cowboys will play at the home of the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. “
It’s a team effort, and we all are working very hard together.”
The Cowboys will play at the home of the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.
The team’s bye week, which ends on Monday, could be pivotal.
In that scenario, the Cowboys could try to find a way to get back in the playoff mix with a win or two, a win in New England or a home win over the Bears.
They would then have to play in their final home game before heading to New Orleans on Sept. 4 for the final game of the regular campaign.
The Bears play the New York Jets on Monday night.
The Giants will face the Atlanta Falcons on Sept: 1.
The Seahawks will host the New Orleans Saints on Sept.: 2.
The Redskins will face San Diego Chargers on Sept:’ 4.
The 49ers will face Oakland Raiders on Sept:- 5.
The Titans will face Tennessee Titans on Sept.- 6.
The Chiefs will host Kansas City Chiefs on Sept, 7.
The Broncos will host Oakland Raiders in their season opener.
The Packers will host Washington Redskins in the season opener Sept.: 8.
The Eagles will host Philadelphia Eagles in their preseason opener.