Jerry Jones on Monday night debacle: I didn’t see it

AP

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is one of the NFL’s most influential owners, and one of the strongest defenders of the league’s decision to use replacement officials and lock out the regular refs. But Jones isn’t defending the work of the replacement officials who worked Monday night’s debacle in Seattle.

Instead, Jones is avoiding having to weigh in on the apparent Packers interception that turned into a Seattle game-winning touchdown by saying he hasn’t seen the play.

I didn’t see that ending last night, I cut it off about halftime,” Jones said on 105.3 The Fan.

Asked if he got any calls telling him what happened, Jones said he didn’t.

“No, I did not. I just read a little note in the paper that the Seahawks pulled it out,” Jones said.

Jones, who is eager to get his fellow owners to pick his stadium to host Super Bowl L, is more interested in staying in the good graces of his fellow owners and the league office than he is in offering a candid assessment of the play. But even if he really hadn’t seen the play as of this morning, eventually he’s going to have to see the replay. And when he does, it may be harder for him to remain one of the strongest defenders of the league’s decision to use replacement officials.

90 responses to “Jerry Jones on Monday night debacle: I didn’t see it

  1. More pro-union BS.

    It was a questionable call. It wasn’t as bad as the pro-union agenda and the Packers fans make it. 8/10 “normal” refs likely make the same call of it being dual possession.

    Since that can’t be reviewed, much ado about nothing.

  2. He is an old man. He didn’t stay awake till half time. He had a fresh diaper put on and went to sleep when the street lights came on.

  3. disgraceful actions. Who cares what he says? He has been one of the main ones beating the “these refs are doing fine” drum. wretched displays.

  4. Everyone calm down. First, this is only a GAME! No one’s life is in jeopardy here – except possibly for a some gambling addicts who now need to pay their bookie.

    But just relax. It was a bad call, but Green bay should not have put themselves in a position to lose on the final play.

  5. Or Jennings could have swatted the ball away instead of going for the interception on the LAST play of the game. Man up. Theres no crying in football.

    Don’t like the call? Score more than 12 points against Seattle and this is a non-issue. Maybe Aaron Rodgers could have actually passed for at least one touchdown.

  6. Jones is lying…of course he saw it. He’s a “bijillionaire” with access to all kinds of media at all times. He just didn’t want to comment on what he knows was horrible officiating.

  7. Dang man, even Jerry Jones can come up with a better lie than that. Ummm I didn’t see it, your the only one in the U.S. that hasn’t,much less somebody involved with Football.

  8. Jerrah also didn’t see the train wreck known as Dez Bryant barreling down the track. What a moron liar this guy is!!

  9. Way would he ever cop to seeing it and making a statement that undermines his long held position? The guy may be an egomaniacal blowhard but he’s not dumb.

  10. LOL – wow that’s a stretch. I heard him this morning and how did you get this conclusion? This is laughable. Maybe he did go to sleep, most people do… ESPN keeps MNF on too late.

  11. I cant stand Jerry Jones, like the Cowboys even less.

    I support any business owner trying to get the union out of their backyard.

    Sidenote, the replay booth was filled with a normal official…. either he’s right, incompetent or complacent???

  12. If he didn’t see that game laast night, then Jerry needs to fire his son-in-law for not cleaning his glasses in a proper manner.

    WANTED: Glasses cleaner. Must be able to wipe the smuges so NFL owner can see his team other teams play.

  13. One of the things the NFL and owners want is the ability to bench/suspend refs for bad calls. Are they not considering this for the replacement refs. Hmmmmmm,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
    Jerry…..wish to comment on this?

  14. I’m a lifelong Cowboy fan. I was born in Irving Texas. Every time JJ speaks I cringe. He is kinda of a moron, but he is fan friendly and most of all he just wants to put a winner on the field.
    Saying that, please just shut up JJ. And the whole glory hole thing was awesome.

  15. Jerry Jones is smarter than people give him credit for.

    He’s taking the pulse of the other owners at this point before he takes anybody’s side. Don’t think for a moment he’s actually ignorant. Football is this man’s life.

  16. He probably did see it and just said that so reporters wouldn’t give him 5-10 more question asking how he felt, was it the right call, who had possession, did you agree with the call, etc. That’s one thing about the media, you can answer the same question constantly and they still attempt to re-word it and ask it again.

  17. Jerry is old and I’m quite sure he forgot to take his shades off while watching the replay…he’s an owner and will support scab refs for helping him save money instead of using real refs…Goodell works for the owners

  18. kpow55 says:
    Sep 25, 2012 11:34 AM

    I support any business owner trying to get the union out of their backyard.

    Does that mean we should support you having your weekends, worker compensation protection, safe workplace regulations, and workplace grievance processes taken away from you?

    People have such little understanding of history.

  19. of course jerry didn’t see it, he was getting hammered at some bar with some 18 year old. as an owner jj should be emabarrased at what the NFL has put on the field as officials

  20. In the aftermath of one of the most controversial weekends in football history where there should be plenty to write about, I open up and read a story asking a guy to comment on a play he didn’t see.

    “Move along folks, nothing to see here” would have been much more apropo.

  21. I mean this guy never shuts up. Why bother asking him? I am sure he will tell us anyway how great the refs are while he is counting his money. He doesnt give a rats behind.

  22. “I didn’t see that ending last night, I cut it off about halftime,” Jones said on 105.3 The Fan.
    ——
    Thats how bad the Packers were playing! I would have turned it off too if not for the fact that I had nothing better to do on a Monday night.

  23. Jerry didn’t see it. Neither did at least one ref see it.

    I thought I was watching an NBA game last night.

    Now, I will quit watching the NFL, just as I quit watching the NBA, since the incompetent or corrupt officiating debacle of game 6 western conference playoffs between Lakers and Kings.

    Goodell should get a lifetime ban from the NFL.

    I might go to the NFL draft next year just to join in on the booing of the dictator.

  24. theprocessoflosingmymind says: Sep 25, 2012 11:26 AM

    Or Jennings could have swatted the ball away instead of going for the interception on the LAST play of the game. Man up. Theres no crying in football.

    Don’t like the call? Score more than 12 points against Seattle and this is a non-issue. Maybe Aaron Rodgers could have actually passed for at least one touchdown.

    No, he couldn’t swat the ball either because you run the risk of it being deflected into a receiver’s hands to win the game. See Houston Texans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars November 14th 2010 when a Texans defender swatted the hail Mary pass into the waiting arms of a Jaguars receiver. The defensive rulebook changed that day, now you’re supposed to catch the interception.

    The Packer clearly intercepts the ball, then brings it to his chest pinning the back of the Seahawk’s arm with the ball to his chest, then gets two feet down. After the interception is made, the Seahawk contorts his arm, his entire body and brings his 2nd arm into the chest of the Packer and struggles to steal the ball from the Packer, even though be definition, the ball had already been intercepted and a touch back should have been rewarded.

    These scab refs are actually getting WORSE each week! Not better as promised! TIME TO GO!

  25. smacklayer says:
    Sep 25, 2012 11:26 AM
    Everyone calm down. First, this is only a GAME! No one’s life is in jeopardy here – except possibly for a some gambling addicts who now need to pay their bookie.

    But just relax. It was a bad call, but Green bay should not have put themselves in a position to lose on the final play.

    How can people Thumbs Down this statement? I am a die-hard Packers fan and know he is right. The Refs were bad and the call was wrong but if they score more points, it is not an issue!

  26. kevpft says:
    Sep 25, 2012 12:03 PM

    Does that mean we should support you having your weekends, worker compensation protection, safe workplace regulations, and workplace grievance processes taken away from you?

    People have such little understanding of history.

    ———

    No it means this isn’t 1920, unions have outlived their usefulness. labor laws have been set for quite a looooong time, thanks, goodbye.

    You should be hired on ability and keep your job on your own merits.

    You cant hold refs accountable for bad calls when the union is involved. We’s like to fine them, union says “no”, wed like to replace them, union says “no”.

    Id also like to buy a Chevy that runs decent and costs less than 50k, union says “no”.

  27. Jones is a lying sack of (insert your own expletives here!)! He has seen it, I am sure he heard about it as soon as it happened……if indeed he was not watching when it happened, and there was no “little note” about it in ANY paper. IT IS HEADLINE NEWS EVERYWHERE!!! If Jones had been the recipient of this excrutiatingly horrid call, you can rest assured, he would have been broadcasting it loudly from the time 1 of the 2 refs hands went in the air signaling TD! Jerry Jones is nothing but a self-righteous, greedy, egomaniac, that will never have a successful franchise until he can figure out how to own a team without feeling he needs to control every aspect of that team.

  28. Did it occur to any of you 1%’ers that maybe Jerry had to be at work early this morning? I can’t imagine a single one of you getting up before noon if you were multi-billionaires LOL the guy says he didn’t see it and you maroons are trying to make a big conspiracy theory out of it.

    Secretly, I bet he’s laughing his butt off and he should be, after getting docked cap space for doing NOTHING wrong. Which reminds me, can we upgrade John Mara? NFL owners who inherit their teams via genetic lottery have no business leading important NFL committees. They don’t know how to make money or make decisions because they’ve never had to create a profit or make a good decision in the face of watching their businesses and life savings go under in their lives.

  29. Wow, 80 responses and 60 + are on Jerry needing to have his glasses cleaned. The originality on these boards especially when it comes to the Cowboys (Cowgirls, Cowturds, Cowpokes, etc.etc.) and now with Jerry and getting his glasses cleaned or another face lift yadda, yadda, yadda. Let’s talk about the fact that if he didn’t see it great, neither did the ref. Also, the reason that Jerry supported replacement refs was so the season would start on time (as to not lose money I am sure, like any other owner). Because believe it or not, the NFL was talking about suspending the season, in fear of not being able to even find replacement refs. That being said, Please for the love of football and all it’s fans everywhere around the world. BRING BACK THE REGULAR REFS!!

  30. daysend564 says: Sep 25, 2012 11:25 AM

    More pro-union BS.

    It was a questionable call. It wasn’t as bad as the pro-union agenda and the Packers fans make it. 8/10 “normal” refs likely make the same call of it being dual possession.

    Since that can’t be reviewed, much ado about nothing.

    —————————————————————-

    The problem with this is that the “normal” refs would have thrown a flag for offensive pass interference, and the game should have been over.

  31. I love the Cowboy’s haters. If Jerry gives his opinion, everyone slams him. In this case, he’s being politically correct and careful not to offend anyone and still the haters criticize him. With the Boys being so bad over the last 15 years, why does everyone still pay so much attention to them?

  32. I REALLY wish this had happened to the Cowboys. Would be so entertaining to see how Jerry would spin it when it so blatantly affects his team.

  33. Jerry Jones in Typical Jones style plays dumb because for him its all about the money . Maybe this time if he hosts another Super Bowl he won’t sell tickets for seats that don’t exist like in Super Bowl XLV

  34. Really Jerry? Who you kidding’ dude. Do you really think we are that stupid? I just lost any spec of respect I had for you. P.S. Hey Jerry, the Pats got smoked Sun night too, just in case you didn’t read that one.

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