ARLINGTON, Texas – Owner/general manager Jerry Jones kept his comments uncharacteristically brief after the Cowboys’ latest crushing loss.
For the first time after a game all season, Jones did not take questions after the Cowboys’ 37-34 loss to the Giants. He just made a 32-second statement minutes after watching his team blow a double-digit lead in the fourth quarter for the third time this season, this time allowing the Giants to pull even atop the NFC East standings.
“Guys, very disappointing,” Jones said. “Major game for both teams, my hat’s off to the Giants. They didn’t quit. They came back and they played well right at the end. Eli and their entire team came back and got the win. I know every Dallas Cowboy fan is disappointed. We are disappointed and we certainly know that we have our work cut out for us [to] maybe give you guys something positive to write about. That’s all I’ve got.”
With that, Jones turned to his left and walked off with his personal security guard.
Jones had been publicly supportive of Jason Garrett all week after the head coach’s heavily scrutinized clock-management crisis in the final 26 seconds of regulation during last week’s loss to the Cardinals. However, the owner was clearly agitated as several seconds ticked off the clock before Garrett finally called a timeout with a minute remaining and the Giants at the Cowboys’ 1-yard line.
“Call a timeout, Jason!” Jones hollered in his suite, a moment caught by the NBC cameras.
Perhaps Jones felt that it wasn’t wise to engage in his normal postgame media session with that sort of frustration boiling.