The Dallas Cowboys’ decision to throw the ball three consecutive times after being faced with a 2nd and 1 on their penultimate drive Sunday has been discussed at length in the days after the 29-24 loss to the Giants, and for good reason. Our Jonathan Bales deconstructed the imminently questionable playcalling earlier today (definitely worth the read, if you haven't already), and concludes, as many of us probably have, that it was a curious approach, given the circumstances.
One man who isn’t second guessing the Dallas head coach, however, is his boss, owner and general manager Jerry Jones. Jones said in his weekly appearance on 105.3-FM The Fan on Tuesday that the playcalling made perfect sense, given the looks provided by the Giants’ defense on that next-to-last drive.
“The day was clearly oriented for us offensively, to throw the ball,” Jones said, via the Dallas Morning News. “The defense was not giving us anything. Plus, that’s their strength is their front seven. … I have no quarrel with those calls there. We changed a play. We did have an option to run the play. If they had lined up differently we could have run the ball. But under the circumstances, the way they lined up, I don’t second-guess the call.”
Further, Jones says he hasn’t lost any confidence in Garrett’s abilities.
“Anything you can do to mentally, physically, have repetition to get better, you want to do,” Jones said. “But, I know this, I have a lot of confidence in Jason Garrett and I have a lot of confidence in our coaching staff and I know that we’re continuing to make improvement in all these areas.”
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