Jason Garrett said Monday that he had no plans of sitting key players Sunday against Washington.
With the Cowboys having already secured the NFC East title, it’s unlikely that a win over Washington will do much in terms of playoff seeding.
The Cowboys will likely host the loser of Sunday’s game between Green Bay and Detroit.
But Jerry Jones is on the same page as the team’s head coach.
“I feel strongly about going all out against the Redskins,” the Cowboys owner and general manager said Tuesday on 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM]. “There’s several reasons, but No. 1, I think there’s a bigger concern about losing your edge than there is ever about some of those other issues that are involved. There will be opportunities enough as the game goes along to see if anybody needs to be resting. But we need that win. We could really need it. It could really make a difference. And, so, that’s that.”
The Cowboys' game against the Redskins only matters in the event of a Packers/Lions tie, so the conventional wisdom would be that Dallas would rest its key players at some point on Sunday. But it sounds as if Jones wants to play to win the game.