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

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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.

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90 Responses to “Jerry Jones on Monday night debacle: I didn’t see it”
  1. crazycane says: Sep 25, 2012 11:23 AM

    Sometimes in life the smartest thing is to play dumb.

  2. killface4prez says: Sep 25, 2012 11:24 AM

    Lucky Jerry. I wish I hadn’t seen it.

  3. h3min1230 says: Sep 25, 2012 11:24 AM

    Jerry Jones thinks Hailmarys should be banned..

  4. sdisme says: Sep 25, 2012 11:24 AM

    Was he busy looking for his Glory Hole?

  5. radrntn says: Sep 25, 2012 11:24 AM

    i take the 5th

  6. sterling7 says: Sep 25, 2012 11:25 AM

    Why would ANYONE ask Jerry Jones ANYTHING?

  7. clbrwns says: Sep 25, 2012 11:25 AM

    LOL.. I can’t get away from hearing about it and I’m not even looking for the news. Come on Jerry. Your nose is growing.

  8. 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.

  9. succulentnipples says: Sep 25, 2012 11:25 AM

    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.

  10. randomguy9999 says: Sep 25, 2012 11:25 AM

    he was busy counting his money….

  11. ibchr says: Sep 25, 2012 11:26 AM

    And Jerry Jones is as big a liar as Golden Tate.

  12. richndc says: Sep 25, 2012 11:26 AM

    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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. garyman1 says: Sep 25, 2012 11:26 AM

    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.

  16. hehateme1 says: Sep 25, 2012 11:26 AM

    Who cares what Jerry has to say. Wipe your glasses.

  17. philsgoodman says: Sep 25, 2012 11:26 AM

    I’m calling BS on that.

  18. contract says: Sep 25, 2012 11:26 AM

    Apparently he doesn’t watch ESPN or NFL Network either.

  19. coolgato13 says: Sep 25, 2012 11:26 AM

    No one believes ANYTHING Jerry Jones says anymore.

  20. upperdecker19 says: Sep 25, 2012 11:26 AM

    Right Jerrah. Didn’t see it? Just like the permits for the temporary Super Bowl seating?

  21. Great Caesar's Ghost says: Sep 25, 2012 11:26 AM

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

    ___

    They pulled…(puff puff)…it OUT.

  22. gbpackman says: Sep 25, 2012 11:27 AM

    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.

  23. rg3enoughsaid says: Sep 25, 2012 11:27 AM

    Hey… did anyone catch that game last night??

  24. gopack15 says: Sep 25, 2012 11:27 AM

    Of Course not….He was with the ref in the endzone….

  25. jgava19 says: Sep 25, 2012 11:27 AM

    He was too busy getting a face lift b

  26. bigugly2005 says: Sep 25, 2012 11:27 AM

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

  27. justwinbaby29 says: Sep 25, 2012 11:28 AM

    Maybe Jerrah didn’t have his eye glass cleaner. Maybe he was locked out?

  28. rhinosteel6 says: Sep 25, 2012 11:28 AM

    Jerry Jones is a complete and utter Moron!

  29. newtdobbs says: Sep 25, 2012 11:28 AM

    It’s OK Jerry, Stevie Wonder didn’t see it either.

  30. lightcleric says: Sep 25, 2012 11:28 AM

    I wish I had cut it off at halftime, too.

  31. rtl1984 says: Sep 25, 2012 11:28 AM

    Avoiding the giant pink elephant again jerrah….

  32. effthenfl says: Sep 25, 2012 11:29 AM

    Yeah ok, he didn’t see it and didn’t hear about it. I think his son-in-law might need to buff up his spectacles for him again.

  33. bucrightoff says: Sep 25, 2012 11:29 AM

    Probably just looking at himself in the mirror instead

  34. djmcba says: Sep 25, 2012 11:30 AM

    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.

  35. aintasinner says: Sep 25, 2012 11:30 AM

    How convenient. Wait ’till Cowboys get jobbed iver in a close game. Bet he won’t be so supportive then. Coward!

  36. dlr4skins says: Sep 25, 2012 11:31 AM

    If only the real officials would just add a Jerrah’s Plastic Surgery Clause they may have a chance!

  37. dequan81 says: Sep 25, 2012 11:32 AM

    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.

  38. vikesfansteve says: Sep 25, 2012 11:33 AM

    Jerrah, I thought I told you to clean my glasses!

  39. drshakedown74 says: Sep 25, 2012 11:33 AM

    Jerry Jones is whats wrong with a lot of this worlds problems…..blind rich men who don’t know what its like to be a human anymore.

  40. imaginesuperbowlwin says: Sep 25, 2012 11:33 AM

    Jerry was busy getting his glasses cleaned.

  41. theworldbestrealitycheck says: Sep 25, 2012 11:33 AM

    He didn’t see it, because he still has nightmares of how that defense dismantled the cowboys last week

  42. filthymcnasty1 says: Sep 25, 2012 11:33 AM

    What’s the big deal? Nobody else saw Golden Tait make that catch either.

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

    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???

  44. daytonaken says: Sep 25, 2012 11:34 AM

    Make him a replacement ref! Jerry would fit right in!

  45. vegasvinnie says: Sep 25, 2012 11:34 AM

    Maybe the guy was cleaning his glasses at the time and he missed it.

  46. jesse1834 says: Sep 25, 2012 11:35 AM

    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.

  47. raoool says: Sep 25, 2012 11:36 AM

    How appropriate. Let’s whine about the integrity of the game – than ask Jerry Jones about it.

    What a farce.

  48. gopack15 says: Sep 25, 2012 11:37 AM

    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?

  49. blutbaddenbill says: Sep 25, 2012 11:37 AM

    He means he passed out at halftime!

  50. jacunn2000 says: Sep 25, 2012 11:40 AM

    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.

  51. knackstermyea says: Sep 25, 2012 11:42 AM

    C’mon Jerry. Even Ray Charles saw that %#!@. You need your son-in law to clean your glasses again ?

  52. totallyuselessme says: Sep 25, 2012 11:44 AM

    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.

  53. skolvikings2011 says: Sep 25, 2012 11:48 AM

    Drew Brees demands an explanation

  54. rdrs68 says: Sep 25, 2012 11:48 AM

    Hell no he didn’t see it-his greedy finger prints are all over this mess.

  55. jimyritz says: Sep 25, 2012 11:48 AM

    Can you imagine if the call went against the Cowboys…My guess is Jerry might have been up later…

  56. situsavaisprier says: Sep 25, 2012 11:49 AM

    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.

  57. kane337 says: Sep 25, 2012 11:52 AM

    Too bad the bad call happened against of all teams the Packers. They have no single owner thus no voice to chide at the other owners.

  58. daknight93 says: Sep 25, 2012 12:00 PM

    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

  59. armchairqb says: Sep 25, 2012 12:00 PM

    Too busy creating the Dallas glory hole.

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

    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.

  61. mgmac says: Sep 25, 2012 12:04 PM

    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

  62. staff2cj says: Sep 25, 2012 12:04 PM

    Jerry Jones aka the Hugh Hefner of the NFL. Don’t hate, appreciate.

  63. putyournameonit says: Sep 25, 2012 12:13 PM

    His eyes were swollen shut from his recent botox injections, of course he didn’t see it.

  64. hound32 says: Sep 25, 2012 12:14 PM

    so the SCAB King was wearing blinders .. and is lying . he will change his tune once the Cowchips get screwed .

  65. dabears7190 says: Sep 25, 2012 12:16 PM

    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.

  66. cowpiesnotcowboys says: Sep 25, 2012 12:20 PM

    Why is it news that Jerrah has no substantive comment to make here?

  67. ham1 says: Sep 25, 2012 12:22 PM

    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.

  68. RoseTintedVisor says: Sep 25, 2012 12:23 PM

    Of course he didn’t see it. His glasses wiping minion had the day off. Do you expect him to wipe his own glasses?

  69. contra74 says: Sep 25, 2012 12:23 PM

    “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.

  70. briggsweatbird says: Sep 25, 2012 12:27 PM

    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.

  71. natelan69 says: Sep 25, 2012 12:29 PM

    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!

  72. cpo187 says: Sep 25, 2012 12:34 PM

    Jerry Jones = the new Al Davis

  73. realdealsteel says: Sep 25, 2012 12:37 PM

    Jones is a tight faced lier. He is one of the owner’s pushing for the NFL to break the Referree union.

  74. jimr10 says: Sep 25, 2012 12:38 PM

    Jerry.. you are the worst GM in the NFL and have the worst coach.. why would anyone care what you think..

  75. ronko308 says: Sep 25, 2012 12:40 PM

    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!

  76. kpow55 says: Sep 25, 2012 12:44 PM

    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”.

  77. footballchic777 says: Sep 25, 2012 12:44 PM

    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.

  78. bluebongzilla says: Sep 25, 2012 12:46 PM

    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.

  79. 4evrnyt says: Sep 25, 2012 12:57 PM

    Can anyone guess the Henry Rollins song I’m thinking of after reading Jones’s statement.

  80. jayesix says: Sep 25, 2012 12:57 PM

    If Jerry didn’t see it, then it must not have happened.

  81. metalup666 says: Sep 25, 2012 1:23 PM

    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!!

  82. blkeskimo1785 says: Sep 25, 2012 1:39 PM

    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.

  83. mn2long says: Sep 25, 2012 1:45 PM

    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?

  84. sbc85 says: Sep 25, 2012 2:14 PM

    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.

  85. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 25, 2012 3:35 PM

    If the Giants had played, he would have found a way to “watch” it (wink), and then want to have something outlawed, like he wants kneel downs outlawed.

  86. belgaron says: Sep 25, 2012 3:52 PM

    Just to make things interesting…let’s check in with the village idiot…

  87. cbs1971 says: Sep 25, 2012 4:28 PM

    Again, who opens up the newspaper to get scores???

    C’mon Jerry, that’s so yesterday…….

  88. broncos4ever says: Sep 25, 2012 5:57 PM

    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

  89. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Sep 25, 2012 8:06 PM

    Jerry didn’t see the play and unfortunately neither did the refs!

  90. coffeypc says: Sep 25, 2012 9:41 PM

    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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