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, you’ve got a good chance to basically pay the price. That’s what we did late in the ballgame.”
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