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Jerry Jones Wants to See Winning Football in His New Stadium

Jerry Jones is looking forward to watching football in the Cowboys new $1.15 billion stadium, and feels that it’s “one of the greatest venues that sports has ever seen.” While he’s at it, he wants to see some winning football as well. He believes this year’s Cowboys team “will play to the level of the new stadium.”

“Our team is very capable of being a playoff-winning team,” Jones said Tuesday. “We’re very capable of that.” He knows that the team hasn’t won a playoff game in 12 years, but doesn’t want to harp on the negative with his club.

He did his best to get rid of distractions this offseason – he dumped players like Terrell Owens, Adam Jones, Roy Williams (safety) and Tank Johnson.

During the hourlong talk Tuesday, the teams State of the Union address, Jones repeatedly brought up how strongly he supports coach Wade Phillips, even mentioning it twice during his opening statement.

Yet Phillips is in the final guaranteed season of the contract he signed when he replaced Bill Parcells in 2006. Asked why Phillips is in that precarious position despite having so much support, Jones said, “It’s just not an issue.”

One player that Jones wants to see step up is QB Tony Romo, and he thinks that this finally will be the year that Romo takes over and plays to another higher level.

“You’re seeing a more seasoned individual than you were talking with three years ago,” Jones said. “I know he’s had a lot of criticism, and I know he knows it.”

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