Jerry Jones said he would have preferred to have had his team playing during the bye week. But the Cowboys owner enjoyed a weekend away nonetheless.
Jones went on a family outing to their vacation home in Missouri. He deer hunted and then watched football on Sunday afternoon.
"The afternoon is a good time to take a break from hunting," Jones said Tuesday on his weekly radio show on 105.3 FM. "It was a great time to watch the games. We spent quite a bit of time with a lot of people watching the games. The different games. So that was very enjoyable, more to the point than anything. It does give you a chance to have a Sunday probably the way a life would have been without the Cowboys."
The Cowboys, though, didn't have a good off weekend. The Eagles beat the Redskins to move a half game ahead of the Cowboys in the NFC East, and the Giants won their fourth in a row to set up a big division showdown at The Meadowlands on Sunday.
"I always kind of miss playing," Jones said. "I know the players don't. I really know the coaches don't as well. They appreciate this week off. But from the standpoint of watching our team ...of where we stand ranking in the division, you kind of feel like you lost one when you look up at the division, and all of a sudden, you're a game back of where you were when the weekend started and didn't play to get that done. But we needed that rest."
-- Charean Williams