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December 20, 2013

Jerry Jones: Winning still is the name of the game, but it is harder now than when he first bought the team

The Cowboys won three Super Bowls during Jerry Jones’ first seven years of ownership. They are 135-135 since the 1997 season.

Jones said winning is harder now.

Unfettered free agency came into the league in 1993 and changed the game.

“Bottom line is, I didn’t get into the NFL – a lot of people say I got in it to coach, and I say that with a wink – the bottom line is that winning has always been everything,” Jones said on his weekly radio show on KRLD-FM. “The first night I got a chance to talk about being the new owner of the Cowboys, I said, ‘We’ve got to win, winning is the name of the game.’ That’s really what it’s all about at the end of the day, winning the football game. It never occurred to me that we would have the challenges that we have, winning the football games. I didn’t anticipate this league that we’re in. I’m not critical of it, but boy, is it a balanced league.

“When you’re sitting here seeing the teams that are about where we are at 50/50 in that range, and you see the teams that right today could easily be the world champions that have records like that, then you realize how competitive it is.”

-- Charean Williams

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