The Dallas Cowboys were officially eliminated from playoff contention on Saturday night, but that doesn’t mean owner and general manager Jerry Jones is ready to turn to the future just yet.
Before that, the Cowboys have two games left. Technically meaningless games at this point, granted, but games that’ll go toward determining the draft order. Apparently, until it has all shaken out, Jones isn’t interested in discussing the draft in anything but the broadest of terms.
"The reality after two weeks, we'll play Buffalo and Washington here, that next weekend is when that old cold, hard light of day hits you that you're not getting to play any more," Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. "Then we'll start up and have all your assets for coming years.
"We have to, we have to turn immediately and not dismiss and ignore your problems but you have to turn it up for the positives here. And we've got to take advantage of this, the entire system, it's like throwing downfield, the rules call for you to throw downfield, you'll miss a huge advantage if you don't get some of those interferences and get some of those long plays.
"The rules call for you if you've had the season we've had to get an advantage in talent coming up for the next year and so we do have an advantage in talent to couple with a roster of really outstanding relatively young players as well as players as the right time in their careers and the right place for us on the cap, so there is a lot to do."