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IRVING, Texas -- Even at 1-7, Jerry Jones refuses to give up on this season.

That's the message he delivered to the Cowboys during their 3 o'clock meeting Monday.

"I told them that they should not think for even a second they should not think this is an admission of defeat or finality for this season," Jones said. "I told them we have eight games remaining and we will go into each with one goal, to win.

"I told them the evaluation process would begin with finding the guys who play the hardest. I told them we were looking for players who want to win the most.

"Winning games and winning players will be the criteria upon which we move forward for the remainder of this season."

Many Cowboys aren't just playing for pride the rest of the season. They're playing for the right to remain on the roster.