Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan received criticism following a 21-13 loss to the Carolina Panthers in Week 9 after saying that the Redskins would have a chance to evaluate players for the remainder of the season.
Some assumed Shanahan was suggesting that the season was over for a Washington team that dropped to 3-6. The Redskins have won their last two, pulling even with the Dallas Cowboys at 5-6.
Following a 38-31 Thanksgiving Day loss to the Redskins, the Cowboys front office began talking like Shanahan did three weeks earlier.
Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones and executive vice president Stephen Jones have both recently made comments about player evaluation during interviews on the team's flagship radio station 105.3 The Fan KRLD-FM.
Jerry Jones said Monday that the time has come to "evaluate your core as far as seasons to come."
Stephen Jones agreed with his father when he was asked Wednesday about evaluating the Cowboys core.