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Jerry Jones: On the Bright Side, We Were "In It"

The Cowboys have now finished on the wrong side of the playoffs for three straight years

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After a third 8-8 season in three years, Jerry Jones is looking for positives.

The Cowboys’ embattled owner and general manager has said several times this season that he understands the frustration felt by the fans, who have now watched the team blow win-and-in games in three consecutive Week 17 games. But Jones is apparently heartened by the fact that his team was in such a position in the final week.

One thing that’s positive here is that we’re in it,” Jones told 105.3-FM The Fan this week, per the Dallas Morning News. “We have been in it, right there playing for it in the last game for the last three years. I’m in complete step with our fans that want more than 8-8, so you don’t have to be playing for it, the NFC East championship in the last game every year. And that’s where we can have improvement. We’ve won some games that were hard fought to get those eight wins. I think there is a positive to have had the team right there in a position to win the East, fighting for it.”

Not surprisingly, Jones went on to give head coach Jason Garrett--the captain of this middling ship--yet another vote of confidence.

“I like what we’re doing,” Jones said. “I like what he’s doing as coach.”

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