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Jones Trying to Pull Cowboys Out of 'Rut'

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INDIANAPOLIS — Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones looked good sitting in a plush leather recliner on his shiny new $2 million bus outside the Marriott Hotel.

And he feels good about the coaching and philosophical changes made since the Cowboys’ season-ending loss at Washington, resulting in a second consecutive 8-8 season and third straight year out of the playoffs.

But don’t describe Jones or the current state of the Cowboys, who have one playoff win and a bad-to-middling record over the last 15 years, as comfortable.

Jones said the Cowboys are “in a rut that is akin to lying dead in a coffin.”

While he...

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