Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys, showed his excitement after the Seattle Seahawks defeated the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 15.
With a 10-4 record following the most recent round of games, the Cowboys and Eagles are in a close competition for first place in the NFC East. With a victory on Monday, Philadelphia might have passed Dallas in the standings following America’s Team’s crushing defeat at the hands of the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.
Having said that, it should come as no surprise that Jones and possibly the entire Dallas community were pleased after the Seahawks pulled off the historic 20-17 comeback victory over the Eagles. Ultimately, the outcome somewhat mitigated the impact of their loss to the Bills.
But when questioned about his thoughts on the Seahawks-Eagles game, Jones also made sure to praise Drew Lock and company. The millionaire said that he actually loved the blow-out, aside from the fact that their team won in Seattle.
It was fantastic. I saw it all in one sitting. According to Todd Archer of ESPN, Jones said on Shan & RJ on Audacy’s 105.3 The Fan, “I thought I was about to doze off then they made those two exciting plays I couldn’t sleep until 4 in the morning because of the impact it can have in our year.”
Here, Jerry Jones was incredibly genuine. The Dallas Cowboys were in desperate need of a break, and the football gods granted them precisely what Mike McCarthy’s men had been hoping for.
Jerry Jones: The Dallas Cowboys’ Season Is Not Finished
For now, Jerry Jones’ Dallas Cowboys are still the best team in the NFC East. Dallas, who presently lead the division, may not get the number one pick if they and the Philadelphia Eagles split their final three games.
According to Sporting News, should the Eagles prevail, the difficult tie-breakers would enable them to defeat the Cowboys for the top spot in the NFC East. Philadelphia would have the lead “based on win-loss record against common opponents,” but Dallas is now ahead due to the division’s win-loss record. The Cowboys would be at 9-3 and the Eagles at 10-2.
That being said, the Cowboys will need to pray that the Eagles lose one or both of their final three games in addition to needing to ensure that they win the remaining games.
The Cowboys are now facing a more difficult schedule than the Eagles. In the next three weeks, Dak Prescott and company take on the Miami Dolphins and Detroit Lions, two of the best teams in the NFL; Jalen Hurt and Philadelphia play the losing Arizona Cardinals and New York Giants twice.
It’s clear that the Cowboys have their work cut out for them.