Blue Star
The center of the Dallas Cowboys universe

Jerry Jones: Pass Protection "Not As Good As We Want It"

Jerry Jones sees plenty room for improvement where the offensive line is concerned

View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Jerry Jones: Pass Protection "Not As Good As We Want It"

NBCDFW.com

advertisement

For all but three plays, the interior of the Dallas Cowboys’ offensive line was comprised of nothing but new faces in the team’s season opening victory over the Giants last week--and though they weren’t bad, they weren’t as good as the boss man (read: Jerry Jones) wants them to be.

Ryan Cook stepped in for Phil Costa at center after Costa tweaked his back on the third offensive snap of the game, which made the inner portion of the Cowboys’ line: Mackenzy Bernadeau, Cook and Nate Livings. All three were picked up as free agents earlier this year--Bernadeau and Cook in the offseason and Cook late just about a week before the opener.

With the new group in place, Romo was sacked twice, and the offensive line was responsible for four of the team’s five false start penalties. (Tight end Jason Witten had the other one.)

“The protection is very important to us, especially the interior of the offensive line, that we protect (Romo),” Jones said, per ESPN Dallas. "As it turned out, we got a lot of pressure outside against the Giants, which doesn't surprise me at all. My point is the protection was not as good as we want but still not a negative thing for me."

Stay on top of the latest Dallas Cowboys news with NBCDFW.com. Follow NBC DFW on Facebook or have breaking Cowboys news sent directly to your phone with Blue Star SMS alerts. Text "bluestar" to 622339 (NBCDFW) to subscribe, text HELP for more info, and text STOP to end the subscription. Message and data rates may apply.Read more about it here.

Related Topics Jerry Jones, Tony Romo
Leave Comments