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Jerry Jones isn’t going to criticize or second-guess head coach Jason Garrett for his clock management or reason-defying decision to call a timeout when he did against the Arizona Cardinals last Sunday--at least, not publicly, he isn’t.
In his bi-weekly appearance on 105.3 The Fan on Tuesday, Jones made that much clear.
“That’s just second-guessing,” Jones said, via ESPN Dallas. “I’m just not going to do that, because I want Jason to draw on his reservoir and make those kinds of decisions.”
As for the now-infamous timeout call, which effectively iced kicker Dan Bailey prior to his unsuccessful 49-yard attempt, Jones blames the team’s inability to capitalize on earlier opportunities far more than he blames the use (and/or non-use) of timeouts late in the game.
“I’m not going to second-guess those timeouts at all,” Jones said. “We lost that game in my mind because early in the ballgame we didn’t take advantage of great field position. When you let them hang around like that, yo
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GLENDALE, Ariz. Well, it turns out that holding a degree from Princeton doesn't guarantee a head coach has a clue when it comes to clock management. The cardiac Cowboys had the chance to escape this house of horrors with a win late in the fourth quarter, but they were undermined by two baffling decisions by head coach Jason Garrett.
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Cowboys owner Jerry Jones stood by coach Jason Garrett's questionable decisions in Sunday's overtime loss at Arizona.
Jones, speaking on his weekly radio show on KRLD-FM, wouldn't bite when asked about the two critical decisions Garrett made at the end of regulation Sunday. The decisions basically amounted to the Cowboys "icing" their own kicker.
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IRVING – Jerry Jones says he’s “very sick” that the overtime loss at Arizona cost the Cowboys a golden opportunity to position themselves to clinch the NFC East with a win over the Giants this weekend, but he’s not going to second-guess Jason Garrett’s questionable clock-management decisions.
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