Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says Eagles “bet it all” for a Super Bowl, prefers to think long-term
Since 1996, the Dallas Cowboys have notoriously fallen short of expectations.
Just ask their fans, who are reduced to dusting off their Super Bowl VHS tapes every year after Dallas, yet again, crushes their hopes and dreams. While the Cowboys haven’t sniffed an NFC Championship Game in nearly 30 years, their division rivals have been to seven since 2000, the most appearances of any team in that span.
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Just five years after their first Super Bowl title, the Eagles find themselves in the big dance once again, thanks to GM Howie Roseman’s masterful offseason. Philadelphia’s aggressive approach (and the Rams’ “f-ck them picks” mindset that earned them a ring last season) has NFL front offices reassessing their strategies, including Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.
“Anybody who thinks I won’t take a chance has misread the tea leaves,” Jones said at the Senior Bowl. “But I do think longer term. And I’m real hesitant to bet it all for a year. In essence, we’re seeing a couple of teams, the Eagles and Rams, that have had some real success putting it all out there and paying for it later.
Don’t think that doesn’t pop in my head and get my eye, as far as doing it, and I know how to do that. But that’s pretty impressive to have two teams in the last two years empty the bucket and get to the Super Bowl. But if you miss, it’s a long go.”
‘I do think longer term’ is quite the take for an owner in the midst of a 27-year championship drought. Not to mention the Eagles are under the cap, have two first-round picks in the upcoming draft, and have seemingly found their franchise quarterback.
Jones doubled down on Dak Prescott during his media availability, stating that the Cowboys are committed to their QB and open to extending his contract. That’s music to the ears of Eagles’ fans, as Prescott led the league in INTs last season despite missing five games. Regardless of who’s under center, Dallas will routinely fold in December like they always do.
As for Philadelphia, they depart for Arizona tomorrow as they prepare to face Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII.
Five years ago today, the Eagles ran "Philly Special" in Super Bowl LII.— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 4, 2023
The rest is history 🏆
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