Or could it have a more tangible legacy?
The home match against Grand Slam-chasing Ireland on Saturday is shaping up to be a crucial one for Jones on his journey with England to the Rugby World Cup in Japan. And, while those handling errors were extremely costly, he believes that just about every other aspect of his team's play in the Aviva Stadium was exactly as required for a big away win.
Conor Murray has warned his teammates - what's gone before won't be good enough to win the Grand Slam.
OVERTRAINED? Jones places a lot of emphasis on his players training at the same intensity as they play, but this could now be affecting them.
All attentions now turn to whether Ireland can achieve that all-so-elusive Grand Slam at Twickenham.
"I was in second year in school", said Garry Ringrose, who turned 14 just before the start of the 2009 championship. The only game which was within a score was France and that, of course, was won by that late drop-goal from Johnny Sexton, the significance of which I will outline a little bit later.
". The Irish kept their nerve, worked their way down the field through 40-odd phases and won with the last play of the game".
"Each player will get what they need to get".
England missed Hughes badly when he went off in the first half and, with Lawes also out of action - both are due to have scans on Monday - Armand fits the bill for the hard-edged forward needed against Ireland.
"We want a performance on Saturday that we're all proud of".
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"And then there's this young crew - James Ryan doesn't know what it's like to lose a Six Nations".
"They need to understand that this doesn't happen very often".
"This is incredibly tough to do and the opportunity that exists next week is really precious", said Schmidt.
Eddie Jones' side were beaten by Scotland last month after being repeatedly penalised at the breakdown and failed to rectify their errors in Saturday's 22-16 loss to France.
"We've just got to focus now on Ireland".
"I always thought we would go through a hard period", Jones said.
"It's interesting, in 2015 these players were no good, in 2016 they were terrific, in 2017 they were world beaters and now after two games they're no good again".
France were superior at the breakdown, an area where England also suffered when they lost to Scotland in their previous game.
Ireland, of course, are not the finished article, which is why I say they have not left second or third gear. This group, we haven't had the opportunity so we can look back at how they did it and what it meant to them.