Jerry Jones Wants to See Regular Season Expanded, and More NFC East News

Brad Gagnon NFL National ColumnistSeptember 7, 2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 05:  Dallas Cowboys Jerry Jones talks on the field prior to the 2012 NFL season opener between the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium on September 5, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is on board with the NFL's crusade to expand the regular season by two games and cut the preseason in half. That's what Jones told a local radio station this week, according to Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News.

Of course, that's not surprising. More games means more money. Regular season games draw bigger audiences both in the stadiums and on television. It's a business, after all. 

But what about the injuries? Well, Jerry isn't sure that'll be an issue.

"The facts are that you could make a case that there's less exposure to injury," he told Elf and Slater on 105.3 The Ticket. "Although, they wouldn't buy that. But it could be because there's less two-a-days and less work in the games. The preseason games are played by [many] people that don't make the team."


Dallas Cowboys

After examining the tape, Bryan Broaddus of liked what he saw from Bruce Carter in Wednesday's opener.

We keep hearing about the Giants' depleted secondary being a big reason why they lost Wednesday. But what's Corey Webster's excuse? Tim MacMahon of points out that the Cowboys had their most success in the air against New York's top corner.


New York Giants

Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger writes that Tom Coughlin wasn't happy with the way the team practiced last week ahead of the opener.

From Ohm Youngmisuk of David Wilson says he wasn't crying after his first-quarter fumble Wednesday, as some had reported, but was "highly disappointed."


Philadelphia Eagles

Sheil Kapadia and Tim McManus of have a series of predictions pertaining to the 2012 Eagles. Kapadia thinks LeSean McCoy will struggle at times, while McManus thinks Andy Reid has to win a playoff game to save his job.

Meanwhile, Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer sees the Eagles going 9-7 at best.


Washington Redskins

Andrew Walker from reports that in order to prepare for the Superdome, the 'Skins are practicing indoors with "deafeningly-loud" artificial crowd noise being pumped in.

With Brandon Meriweather out, the 'Skins are scrambling at safety. DeJon Gomes is working with the first team, according to Mike Jones of the Washington Post.