Cowboys owner Jerry Jones' playoff expansion push may not be a bad idea. Now before you start thinking Jones only wants this because the Boys haven't made the playoffs in years, well you may be right. Either way he may have some great points on why each conference should add two more teams.
Take the 2013 Arizona Cardinals for instance.
Arizona had a great year finishing 10-6, yet do to the structure of the league right now, they are on the outside looking in while Green Bay (8-7-1) and San Diego (9-7) both are in the post season and playing today.
According to an ESPN report on Jan. 4, Jones was interviewed on 105.3 The Fan radio and the flamboyant owner made some great points about adding more post season teams.
"From the standpoint of looking at how exciting it is for a city or a community to be involved in the playoffs and the fact that you can have a team that might have literally operated at .500 or in that area ... you can have that team win the Super Bowl," Jones said Friday on 105.3 The Fan. "That makes a big case for adding a couple of more cities or communities that have NFL teams to the playoffs.
"It just creates that much more excitement and that much more interest for people in those communities. So I fall on the side of the ledger that would increase the playoffs."
Jones' points are solid. Not only would fans be more interested, (as if they aren't already, even if their team isn't in the postseason) but the revenue generated alone makes it worth looking into. Also, unlike the NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball, it's only one game playoff, not a best-of-seven series.
Fans would love it.
Would you want to see more playoff teams in the NFL next season?