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How many more teams does the Cowboys' owner want in the playoffs?

Jones hoping for playoff expansion (©GettyImages)
Jones hoping for playoff expansion (©GettyImages).

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones wants the NFL playoffs expanded, reports ESPN.

Jones' side haven't made the playoffs once again this season for the fourth consecutive time and he now wants the rules regarding the playoffs to be changed.

When asking a question about adding as many as four teams into the playoffs - two from each conference - Jones suggested that it would add excitement and further improve interest in communities.

Speaking to 105.3 The Fan, Jones said: "From the standpoint of looking at how exciting it is for a city or a community to be involved in the playoffs and the fact that you can have a team that might have literally operated at .500 or in that area ... you can have that team win the Super Bowl.

"That makes a big case for adding a couple of more cities or communities that have NFL teams to the playoffs.

"It just creates that much more excitement and that much more interest for people in those communities. So I fall on the side of the ledger that would increase the playoffs."

However, despite Jones insisting the playoffs should be expanded, the Cowboys would have still not qualified for them even if the final places were expanded in each conference.

Therefore after finishing with figures of 8-8 last season, the Cowboys will be desperate to improve next time out.

It's certainly unlikely that they will be handed a bonus with an extra two available playoff places, but perhaps this is somehing that could happen in the future.

What do you think? Should the playoffs be expanded?

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