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Stephen Jones Says Cowboys ‘Absolutely’ Can Make Playoffs
With five games to go and a 5-6 record, it doesn’t look ideal for the Cowboys here down the stretch.
They’ve only won two games consecutively once this year and obviously it will take a stretch of wins here to get into the playoffs, either winning the NFC East or clinching a Wild Card spot.
Throw in the fact the Cowboys haven’t had a winning record in the month of December since 2001 and it looks even more treacherous.
But Cowboys VP Stephen Jones isn’t wavering in his confidence, especially when asked if his team still has a legitimate chance to make the playoffs.
“Absolutely … we’ll battle to the end,” Jones said Monday. “We have just as good a chance as anyone else. We’re a game out of the Wild Card. Two games out of the division lead. We’re going to fight and play hard. We’ve played a lot of these good teams and we feel like on any given Sunday we can play with them.”
While injuries are obviously piling up, with four defensive starters now on injured reserve, including Bruce Carter who was place on IR Monday, Jones said there are no excuses and no team is feeling sorry for them.
“That’s part of our game,” Jones said. “Other teams have to deal with it. It’s probably more than normal. There are teams with quarterbacks out, and other key players. We just have to keep battling. And we will.”