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.