Boys owner Jones sees changes ahead following 8-8 season
Published: Jan. 10, 2012 at 09:23 a.m.
Updated: Jan. 10, 2012 at 09:32 a.m.

After watching in frustration as Dallas finished 8-8 and missed the playoffs this season, Cowboys 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 premier. Earlier in the day, the NFC East-winning New York Giants knocked off the Atlanta Falcons 24-2, a wild-card game Dallas would have hosted if they'd 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."