Jerry Jones wants to be Cowboys' GM for next 15-20 years

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Selena Gomez will perform at halftime of the Cowboys' Thanksgiving Day game. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Selena Gomez will perform at halftime of the Cowboys' Thanksgiving Day game against the Raiders. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Jerry Jones was asked on his weekly radio show in Dallas to confirm a CBS News report that said he plans on being the general manager of the Cowboys for another 15 or 20 years. The 71-year-old's answer was a resounding yes.

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“Of course, I said it, and I really meant that and just think about that a minute: Why wouldn’t you?" Jones said. "One of the reasons that I to some degree have taken the risks that I have over the years and kind of had the professional life that I followed is so that I get to decide when enough is enough. God willing. So I do get to decide that. It’s a certain part of working for yourself if you still are standing when the time comes. So I get to really make that decision, and I want to make it in a way that I think is in the best interest of the team, franchise and really our fans.”

The Cowboys are 127-127 since the 1997 season, have won only one playoff game since 1996 and haven't been to the playoffs since 2009. Still, Jones considers these past few years to be "some of the best work [he's] done."

Dallas (5-5) will play the Giants (4-6) in New York on Sunday afternoon.

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