'Boys owner Jones sees changes ahead following 8-8 season

After watching in frustration as his Cowboys finished 8-8 and missed the playoffs this season, owner Jerry Jones hinted at adjustments ahead within the franchise.

"We'll make some changes. I'll assure you we'll make changes," Jones told WVAA-TV on Sunday. "When you work for yourself, there's not but one thing to change -- that's what's in that mirror.

"I've had to make some pretty drastic changes in my time."

Jones spoke to the TV station at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, where he and his wife, Gene, attended a film premiere. Earlier in the day, the NFC East-winning Giants knocked off the Atlanta Falcons 24-2, a wild-card game the Cowboys would have hosted had they beaten New York in Week 17.

"I had hoped to come to this wonderful night rushing from our stadium," Jones said. "You just realize when you're watching these playoffs how important it is, and I really hated for our fans as much as I do my feelings, because it's just a different game when you get in the playoffs."

Jones told the station he was "proud" of the Giants for "peaking at the right time."

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