Jerry Jones calls out coaching for costly special teams errors vs. Patriots
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones rarely minces his words when it comes to his beloved NFC East franchise. With Sunday evening once again playing into such a notion, Jones was quick to rip his team’s coaching staffs for some costly special teams errors that occurred in a losing effort to the heralded New England Patriots.
The Patriots defeated the Cowboys 13-9 in a low scoring affair in Massachusetts, one that saw Jones’ Cowboys drop to a nearly even 6-5 on the season.
Jerry: “to me, special teams is 100% coaching.” Cowboys’ owner and GM is frustrated, particularly with that aspect of his team.
— David Helman (@HelmanDC) November 25, 2019
Upon making such a comment following his team’s latest loss, Jones was surely referring to the slew of penalties called against the Cowboys on special teams. After encountering a delay of game penalty, the Cowboys were then called for an illegal motion on a punt.
Although head coach Jason Garrett will certainly receive the majority of the blame from the football world, Cowboys special teams coach Keith O’Quinn probably won’t go unnoticed either.
While the aforementioned Garrett is currently in the midst of the last season of his contract with Dallas, it could finally be the last we see of the longtime Cowboys head coach along the sideline as a member of the NFC East franchise.
Although he has remained safe and away from the hot seat thus far into the 2019-20 regular season, Jason Garrett’s seat will continue to heat up with every loss his team encounters, which is more than evident based on Jones’ comments from Sunday evening.
Luckily for Garrett and company, the Cowboys play in one of the worst all-around divisions in football and have a very good chance of still reaching the postseason in 2019-20.