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Eagles staked it all to win this year, says Jerry Jones, Cowboys think long term – ProFootballTalk

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The Rams won the Super Bowl a year ago with their famous “f them picks” strategy of trading draft picks for veteran players, but this season the Rams came back down to earth, and many have questioned whether the Rams The approach was a viable long-term strategy for a team.

But Cowboys owner Jerry Jones made a surprising comment on Wednesday, pairing this year's NFC champion Eagles with last year's Rams. Jones said both the Rams and Eagles went all out to win this year, while Jones wants the Cowboys to build for the long term.

“Anyone who thinks I won't take a risk has read the tea leaves wrong. But I think long term,” Jones said. “And I'd actually bet it all for a year. I'm hesitating Many things can happen for that year. In short, we're looking at some teams that found some real success in Philadelphia and Los Angeles and later paid for it.

But while Jones makes a valid point that the Rams paid for it a year later, the Eagles had a fundamentally different approach. It's true the Eagles traded a first-round draft pick for a wide receiver. AJ Brown, but he did so only after a series of trades that left him in good position with several first-round picks. And the Eagles also have two first-round picks in the 2023 NFL Draft. The Eagles currently have more cap space for 2023 than the Cowboys, so it's hard to see how Jones can justify any claim that the Eagles went all-in while the Cowboys are thinking long term.

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Still, Jones feels that rams and eagles are similar.

“It's pretty impressive that in the last two years two teams have emptied the bucket and reached the Super Bowl,” Jones said. “But if you miss, it's too far to go.”

Jones said he does not think the Cowboys should either be the most aggressive team in making trades and free agent signings, or be too hesitant to take chances.

“I like where we are now, more in the middle,” Jones said.

The Eagles love where they are now, in the Super Bowl.

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