The Dallas Cowboys would barely miss the NFL playoffs if the season ended today, and that has their owner Jerry Jones upset. There has been some talk about expansion from around the league in the past, but nothing too serious. It would certainly throw off the playoff picture a bit.
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As of right now, the NFC playoffs would include the Green Bay Packers, Arizona Cardinals, Philadelphia Eagles, Detroit Lions, Seattle Seahawks, and Atlanta Falcons. Dallas would be the first team out, and they are upset that they could miss the playoffs while the Falcons are currently 5-8 and still in the playoffs simply because of their division being so awful.
Jones talked to the media about wanting two more teams added into the NFL playoff picture.
"“Let me start off by saying I’m for two more playoff teams right now. I think we’ve got the number of people in the league that are for that, and it’s just a matter of when in my mind.”"
It would make sense for the NFL to keep their current playoff situation, but make it so that the best teams get in from each conference rather than division winners. That being said, it would also take a bit out of the season if the division records and battles between division rivals wasn’t meaning as much.
All of that being said, it will be very intriguing to see what the NFL decides to do moving forward. There are quite a few people calling for a change to the current playoff system, and Roger Goodell has been known to entertain major changes. Jones has a high stature among the league, and these comments could start something.
Hopefully things just remain the same, as the NFL playoffs are always extremely entertaining and they have been getting more popular each season. There is no reason to add another two teams to the mix and drag the playoffs out even more. The frustration is definitely understood, but the NFL can’t make a knee-jerk reaction and change something that has worked so well.
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