The pulsating 2-2 draw in the Welsh capital may have put the Rangers' promotion party on hold after they failed to record the victory which could have sent them into the Barclays Premier League.
But, pending the outcome of their FA disciplinary hearing into the transfer of Alejandro Faurlin, they can finally seal their return to the top flight after a 15-year absence with victory over Hull at Loftus Road on Easter Monday.
For Cardiff, a draw left their automatic promotion ambitions finely balanced as they failed to regain second spot and now sit one point behind second-placed Norwich with just three matches remaining.
Jones said: "There was no way they were coming here to have a party. They had champagne in their dressing room and the Championship trophy was here but we were not going to lie down.
"The players are deflated because we didn't win but there is still a long way to go. We have ensured our play-off place but there is still a lot of football to be played and there will be twists and turns before the end."