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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Jerry Jones trolls Jason Garrett over fourth-down call

Jerry Jones

The Dallas Cowboys were all smiles after Sunday’s big win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, so much so that even Jerry Jones could take a friendly jab at his head coach.

The Cowboys crushed the Jags 40-7 in what Ezekiel Elliott said was the most dominant win since he’s been a part of the team. Dak Prescott threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, while Elliott had 106 rushing yards and a TD.

Team owner Jerry Jones said the Cowboys had an “outstanding” game and even jabbed Jason Garrett about making the right fourth-down call.

The fourth down mention by Jones was a reference to what happened in each of the Cowboys’ last two games.

Garrett opted to punt on 4th-and-1 around the Houston 42 in overtime last weekend. The Cowboys gave the ball to the Texans, who then won the game.

This week, the Cowboys had a 4th-and-1 at the Jacksonville 37 while up 17-0. They went for it and converted on an Ezekiel Elliott run and ended up scoring a touchdown on the drive to go up 24-0.

Maybe Sunday’s result will reinforce to Garrett that he doesn’t need to be so conservative. And jabs aside, Jones still has a lot of faith in Garrett.



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