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    How Does Jerry Jones Define an ‘All In’ Approach for the Dallas Cowboys This Offseason?

    What did Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones say about his "all in" approach this offseason to take the team to the next level?

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    Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones spoke about looking ahead after the team’s early playoff exit in the Wild Card Round to the Green Bay Packers.

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    Jones caught up with reporters at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., and spoke on multiple looming topics.

    One of which was how the team would push forward to get past the threshold they hadn’t been able to reach for nearly three decades.

    Jones’ “All In” Approach

    They need to start with the big contracts they have to address in the offseason, including Dak Prescott, CeeDee Lamb, and Micah Parsons.

    Cap space will be an issue because these contracts need to be restructured or extended, and it was at the forefront of the interview with Jones.

    “You’ve got to look at everything,” Jones said. “And so I won’t be, and I bet you Stephen [Jones, the executive vice president, CEO, and director of player personnel,] won’t be, sitting down there and recognizing, ‘Well, you’ve got this situation with Lamb’s contract, you’ve got this situation with Parsons’. We won’t be doing that because that’s the wrong look right now.” 

    He added that they will take a more holistic approach than in the past.

    He also spoke on the team’s approach going forward, saying, “I would anticipate with looking ahead at our key contracts that we’d like to address, we will be all in. I would anticipate that we will be all in at the end of this year.”

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    To Jones, the “all in” approach means the team will “push the hell out of it.”

    The owner said going all in means they will be doing so on different people than they have in the past, including the players.

    “We’ve seen some things out of some of the players that we want to be all in on,” Jones said. “Yes, I would say that you will see us this coming year, not build it for the future. It’s the best way I’ve ever said, and that ought to answer a lot of questions.”

    Jones on “Hanging Around the Rim”

    He did say that, although Mike McCarthy has come up short within the last three seasons, the owner still feels like hiring McCarthy was the right call.

    “I like the fact that he’s hanging around the rim, and I like what the team has done to hang around the rim,” Jones said.

    He used this metaphor to explain that the team is getting to the position to win, but improvements are needed. 

    But he also said he thinks about things differently than he did in the past, which is important because of improvements that have happened because of that.

    “Unless you looked at the whole report card, the report cards you’re seeing about winning in the playoffs I don’t like. There’s some other parts of the report card that you don’t have privy to that you might like,” Jones said.

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