Cowboys' Jerry Jones Wants NFL to Play 18 Games, Doesn't Envision 20-Game Schedule

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Mike Chiari@@mikechiariTwitter LogoFeatured Columnist IVDecember 9, 2022

INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 20: Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones looks on before the NFL preseason game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Los Angeles Chargers on August 20, 2022, at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is hopeful that further expansion of the NFL regular-season schedule is forthcoming.

Appearing Friday on 105.3 The Fan (h/t Jon Machota of The Athletic), Jones expressed his belief that while a 20-game regular season is unlikely, an 18-game season could and should happen: “I don’t see that. That’s too many. One more, I see, and I’m a big proponent of it. … I’d like to play two preseason games and 18 regular-season games.”

With the exception of the 1982 and 1987 strike-shortened seasons, the NFL schedule consisted of four preseason games and 16 regular-season games per team from 1978 to 2020.

That changed last season with each team now playing three preseason contests and 17 regular-season games over the course of 18 weeks.

This article will be updated soon to provide more information and analysis.

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