Dallas Cowboys

Jones says his team will take any breaks it can get

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is admittedly "biased" when he says he agrees with the referees decision to pick up the flag for pass interference against linebacker Anthony Hitchens late in Sunday's 24-20 victory against the Detroit Lions in the NFC Wild Card game.

The NFL has since said the game-day officials made a mistake and a penalty should have been assessed on the play.

In the end, Jones says "that's football", as calls could have gone either way all game.

What is not, according to Jones, is a conspiracy by the NFL to favor the Cowboys for television ratings.

The NFL didn't lift a finger to help the Cowboys when they lost playoff-deciding games in the season final in each of the previous three years.

Jones said the NFL certainly didn't show the Cowboys favor when it fined them a combined $10 million against the cap in 2012 and 2013 for violating the spirit of the uncapped year in 2010.

Jones said on his radio show on KRLD-FM that NFL's system is pure as they come because of the advent of replay before millions of people.

But he will take the call and is not giving it back.

"Well, first of all, that’s just not the case," Jones said of any Cowboys bias from the NFL. "I think if you’ll look over the last several years when we’ve had $10 million taken off our salary cap for what I thought was not the right way to handle it, obviously. When I look at the calls that we got in that very game, then I think it’s pretty easy to see there’s no bias.

But I’m not going to be defensive about bias. Look. I’ll take a call. I’ll take the call going with us any way you want to make it on any basis. “

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