Dallas Cowboys

Cowboys rooting for Seahawks to beat Eagles

Jerry Jones and Cowboys have no quandrary in choosing who to root for in Sunday’s game between the Seahawks and Eagles.

Certainly, a Seahawks’ win would help the Cowboys in their fight with the Eagles for first place in the NFC East.

The Cowboys (9-4) are a half-game behind Eagles (9-3). A loss would put them back in a first-place tie and allow the Cowboys to control their destiny for the division with a win at Philadelphia next week.

Of course, the Cowboys are also in a battle with the Seahawks for a wild-card playoff spot. Any losses by the Seahawks helps them in that regard, especially if they don’t beat the Eagles in the rematch. Philadelphia beat the Cowboys 33-10 on Thanksgiving Day.

Jones, however, said there is no decision at all. He is rooting for the Eagles to lose and will hope they get help against the Seahawks somewhere down the road. Seattle still has tough games left in its own division against the 49ers, Rams and Cardinals.

“Well, I think any time we got a division opponent, unless it’s a question of two other division teams in our division playing each other, now, that might not get down to it. But we want that division guy to be beat every time,” Jones said on his radio show on KRLD-FM. “Seattle can put it on them. They’ve got some competition between San Francisco, Arizona, and St. Louis. They’ve got chances to get it right for us.”