Jerry Jones trolls Jason Garrett over fourth-down call
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.
Jerry Jones: "I thought we had an outstanding game, got the fourth-down call right this time out there (he winked), but seriously just about as good of football as I have seen certainly with this team. That first half was about as good as you can draw it up."
— Brandon George (@DMN_George) October 15, 2018
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.