If Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is unhappy with his team’s playoff scheduling, he isn’t saying it publicly.
Because the Cowboys played on a Monday night, they would face the San Francisco 49ers on a shortened week, while the 49ers, who played on a Saturday afternoon, actually had an extra day of rest to prepare.
While it may not be an ideal arrangement, Jones wasn’t complaining about it after Dallas beat Tampa Bay last night.
“Absolutely not. Absolutely not. That’s what we were dealt with,” Jones told reporters who asked if it was “unfair” to Dallas. “We had to play in front of the nation. We got an extra day to prepare for tonight. Good thing. The result, we’re going to play a short week. We’ve had Thanksgiving Day, played short weeks. I don’t see any harm in it.
add to those comments during a radio appearance Today, Jones said that beating San Francisco on the road is a “challenging” task, but added that he thinks the Cowboys are the “better team” before they head to Tampa on the weekend.
Jerry will have to hope that his team can do what the Los Angeles Rams did last year – win a wild card game on Monday night and then go on the road to win a divisional round game the following Sunday.
A win over San Francisco would give the Cowboys their first berth in the NFC title game since 1996—the last time they won the Super Bowl.