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Jerry Jones: Winning? Who cares, the Cowboys are must-see TV

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Apparently, winning the TV ratings battle is good enough for Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

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On the heels of the announcement that New York Giants' quarterback Eli Manning had to undergo surgery Thursday afternoon to repair his left ankle Giants' fans could most likely use some comic relief. Fortunately, Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys are around to provide it.

Did you see Jones' recent assertion that it really doesn't matter because Cowboys' games are the 'most popular TV show' currently on the airwaves? You missed it? Well, here is what Jones said:

"As you know, the Cowboys have not gone to the playoffs in several years," Jones said, via the Dallas Morning News. "We have not gone, yet we're the most popular TV show there is on television. We lead all teams in TV ratings. We lead, 24 of the last top 25 shows were NFL games, and any time your Cowboys play they're up there at the top and leading. Now, what causes that? What causes that is creating some aura, creating some excitement. We want to use that as best we can to make this award show the greatest ever."

Jones was referring to the Jerry-Dome hosting the 50th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in April 2015.

Yes, Jerry, you just go right ahead and keep putting on a good show down there in Dallas.