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Jerry Jones disagrees with questionable decision from Mike McCarthy

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones takes off his sunglasses

Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones. Photo Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran / USA TODAY NETWORK

Mike McCarthy played it safely during the Dallas Cowboys’ final drive before halftime on Monday. Team owner Jerry Jones did not agree with his head coach’s decision.

The Cowboys were inside the red zone with eight seconds left and had two timeouts remaining against the Los Angeles Chargers. The team had time for one more shot at the end zone before kicking the field goal. However, McCarthy told the referees to let the clock keep running so his team could attempt a field goal. Dallas led 10-7 at the break following a 32-yard field goal from Brandon Aubrey.

The conservative decision did pay off for the Cowboys. Dallas still wound up winning the contest 20-17 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.

Jones was asked about McCarthy’s decision during his weekly Tuesday appearance on 105.3 The Fan (13:30 mark). The Cowboys owner admitted that he would have preferred a more aggressive approach.

“First of all, this is not an impassioned response to your question at all,” Jones said. “But I thought we should have tried another pass in the end zone, and used the clock accordingly.”

Jones followed by stating the quick field goal decision was not indicative of McCarthy’s lack of faith in quarterback Dak Prescott.

One more shot at a touchdown could have yielded an even greater lead heading into the halftime break. But it’s hard to be made if you’re a Cowboys fan given that the team won by exactly one field goal.

H/T Pro Football Talk


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