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Jerry: Winning Takes Precedent Over Talent Evaluation

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Jerry: Winning Takes Precedent Over Talent Evaluation

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Dallas Cowboys team owner Jerry Jones talks with linebacker DeMarcus Ware #94 prior to the Cowboys taking the field against the Tennessee Titans during a preseason game at Cowboys Stadium on August 21, 2009 in Arlington.

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Jerry Jones told reporters after Sunday night’s 30-27 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles that, though the team has been statistically eliminated from playoff contention, their goal through the final three games of the season will be to win, rather than, as some people would advocate, evaluate some young talent.

Whether this is the right philosophy is debatable, but Jones has been consistent to this end, saying repeatedly over the past few weeks that the team’s goal would be to finish the season on a high note, which will most likely include the return of starting quarterback Tony Romo as soon as he is medically cleared.

Many would argue that Romo shouldn't return at all this season. But it's likely that, aside from leaving a decent taste in the mouths of fans, Jones wants to see the dynamic between interim head coach Jason Garrett and Romo before he makes a decision on his head coach.

"We want to go win those games," Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. "We want to give us, any way we can, the best chance to win. It's important that we feel good about what we're doing.

"It's important to me that our fans can see that there is something potentially to feel good about. That's very important to me. With what we've got ahead of us next year, in the offseason, we'll try to make every score and every down we can. So, it's all out for me."

 

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