Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones understands why Lions fans might be upset about that reversed pass interference call in the fourth quarter of the Cowboys’ win over the Detroit on Sunday, but he’s not giving any credence to the idea that his team gets any preferential treatment--that there’s some kind of bias toward Dallas.
If there was, Jones argues, via the Dallas Morning News, why would they have been slapped with a somewhat controversial $10 million cap penalty by the league in 2012 and 2013?
“I thought when the call was made that it was, and of course I’m biased, it was too light of contact to be judged pass interference,” Jones told 105.3-FM The Fan. “There are several things that officials can see and judge on any play with any one player or any combination of players. But certainly the hands up just basically guarding the receiver like basketball guarding is within the rules in the NFL.
“I’ve always been really critical of calls of judgment being made from way across the field. So I understand why calls are reversed after conversations with somebody that may have been closer. While I was thrilled that the call was reversed, we had some calls earlier in the game--roughing the kicker--that I thought we got roughed on the same exact situation, and didn’t get the call. That’s football.”
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