Jerry Jones Reveals True Feelings On Idea of Cowboys Tanking To Get A High Draft Pick
The 2020 season for the Dallas Cowboys has been nothing short of a nightmare and it only got worse on Thursday night when the now 3-8 team got blown out at home against the Washington Football Team.
The defense has given up at least 20 points in every game, their starting quarterback, Dak Prescott, is out for the season, and $90-million running back Ezekiel Elliot has been downright awful all year.
Even though the team could still win the NFC East, the team could very well throw in the towel on 2020 and make a late “run” at a very high draft pick.
The winless New York Jets are currently in the driver’s seat to land the top overall pick.
Speaking on 105.3 The Fan after his team’s 41-16 loss to the Washington Football Team on Thanksgiving — Cowboys owner Jerry Jones shot down any idea that his last-place squad would entertain tanking.
“I think coming off the playoff appearance unquestionably,” Jones said. “This is now. This is this year, and you wait that now. There’s really not a decision here on our team with tanking. Let me be real clear here, and I’m not offended by the conversation at all, and I understand what you’re talking about. That’s just not going to be the case. We’ve got players that we’re having to play, not because necessarily we have a choice.
We have these players — they’re our best players to win the ballgame. It turns out they’re the players that ought to be playing. They’re young players that potentially have for the most part good futures. So, the only definition I know about tanking is to play people that can play people that can help you in the future more than someone that can help you now. We don’t have that situation.”
Jones is more interested in making the playoffs for the first time since 2018 than landing a top draft pick.