Jerry Jones looking to expand postseason

Jerry Jones is at the NFL owners meetings in Atlanta talking about expanding the playoffs.

Since 1990, 12 NFL teams move on to the postseason and the league would like to expand that by two.

If 14 teams had made the postseason last year, the Pittsburgh Steelers (AFC) and Arizona Cardinals (NFC) would have qualified.

Despite being eligible for postseason play going into Week 17 the past three seasons, the Cowboys haven't advanced.

“The sooner the better for the Dallas Cowboys,” Jones told ESPN on Monday. “The more of our teams that have a chance to get in the tournament, I think, it’s the better.”

Winning the NFC East was the only way the Cowboys have made the postseason and their failures to do so have stretched their postseason drought to four seasons.

Jason Garrett enters his fourth season as head coach and he doesn’t have a contract for 2015.

If the Cowboys miss the postseason for a fifth consecutive year, it might spell the end for Garrett no matter whether the playoff field is expanded or not in the future.