Jerry Jones says 'business as usual' for Cowboys

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The Cowboys have clinched a playoff spot with four games remaining, so naturally there will be questions about resting key players in the final weeks if they're able to lock up home-field advantage throughout the postseason.

Jerry Jones doesn't sound interested in resting starters.

"No, I see us more as business as usual," the Cowboys owner and GM said Tuesday morning on 105.3 The Fan's Shan and RJ show [KRLD-FM]. "What it does allow you to do, is when you've got guys on the fence with injury, not pushing them. It just would be smart.

"But I don't know that you gain anything at all with, you just use good sense. The other part of that is the obvious, you don't want to take the edge off. ... You want the team to stay very physical as you enter these playoffs."

Backup quarterback Tony Romo hasn't played in an NFL game in over a year. Does Jones want to see him get some snaps before the team enters the playoffs?

"I want to do what gives us the best chance to have Tony contribute to a championship," Jones said. "I do want Tony to be ready to go in case that Dak [Prescott] should have an issue, health wise. That gives us strength going into the playoffs.

"Not from the standpoint of necessarily protecting Dak ... but from the standpoint of having Tony the readiest to come in and play would be my quick assessment."

Fantasy Impact: 

Dallas will likely get a bye in the playoffs so it wouldn't make a lot of sense for the team to rest starters in weeks 16 and 17, essentially giving them three weeks off. But it's possible Week 17 could be one where the starters get at least some rest, especially if a bye and home field advantage is clinched at that point.

Filed Under: 2016, W14

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