Jerry Jones accuses Giants of faking injuries

Reuters

Giants linebacker Dan Conner left last night’s game with what was described as a burner, and didn’t return.

But consider the Cowboys suspicious when defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins left on the next play, but returned after missing just one snap.

It just so happens that the Cowboys were trying to play at a faster tempo during that second quarter stretch, and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones didn’t think it was a coincidence.

“I thought us experts on football were the only ones who could see that,” Jones said with a laugh, via Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com. “No, it was so obvious it was funny. It wasn’t humorous because we really wanted the advantage and knew we could get it if we could get the ball snapped.”

The NFL sent out a memo warning teams about the practice last week, and Cowboys coach Jason Garrett was talking with officials during the break as the “injured players” were being attended to.

“I thought we got them moving a lot and got them pretty tired during that stretch,” Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo said. “They obviously had a bunch of injuries in that stretch. Tough break, I know. Seemed to come back pretty good after that though.”

Jenkins did, anyway. The fact Connor didn’t takes away a bit from their claim, which underlines how hard it’s going to be to prove in some cases.

89 responses to “Jerry Jones accuses Giants of faking injuries

  1. Doesn’t the head coach of the cowboys look like Jerry Jones ala 50 years earlier?

    It must be his grandson in disguise!!

  2. He’s right. It did occur and it was blatant. But how are the officials supposed to police that kind of thing? The league can send all the memos it wants to. It’s not going to change anything.

  3. The Washington Redskins are the superior Football team in the NFC East. The envy for our great structure from Snyder to Shanahan to Griffin and beyond is off the charts. I hope the Three stooges in NY, Dallas and Philly enjoy irrelevance for the rest of RGIII’s career. #GodBlesstheRedskins

  4. rmiller517 says: Sep 9, 2013 10:26 AM

    Just make hurt players sit out an entire series, faking or not. Problem solved.

    ________________________

    Yep, I agree!

  5. Jerry – stop your friggin whining! Stay the F home and let football people run the show! Can’t wait till the Boys do their usual swan dive. 2 playoff wins in the last 17 years says it al !!!!!!

  6. Typical play from the dirty Giants as usual. If they weren’t spearing their helmets into Romo’s ribs, they were going for his knees, consistently starting fights, faking injuries to stop the no huddle offense or jumping on Dez’s back on every pass until it was FINALLY called the final time. I used to respect them as I always saw them as a classy organization, last night was the final straw for me. If you can’t win fairly, why play the game?

  7. Even with 6 turnovers, the Cowboys still needed a miracle to win.

    You’d think Jerry would have other concerns after watching the Giants light up his defense with 500 yards of offense.

  8. rmiller517 says: Sep 9, 2013 10:26 AM

    Just make hurt players sit out an entire series, faking or not. Problem solved.
    —-
    lol, problem solved? They have fall guys and you could bet your bottom dollar that the fall guy isn’t going to be a great player that will be missed. There isn’t an immediate solution for this.

  9. Can’t believe it took 6 turnovers for the cowgirls to beat the giants. Imagine if the Giants actually took card of the ball, wouldn’t even been a game.

  10. Nothing can really be done to legislate this–some teams are classless and going to do it anyway–Like Coughlin’s strategy on Romo “Hit him 10 (times) and you win” How did that work out there Tom??? Romo played near perfect game despite your guys banging him around good. Maybe you should focus on teaching your guys to hang on the the ball?? Might be good to focus on that???

  11. First off why is Jerry making comments when he is not on the field himself? Second who cares. Only reason why cowboys won was due to the Giants gift wrapping turnovers for them.

    The Redskins run the show in the East.

  12. When it is suggested that hurt players should sit the “entire series” does that mean the “possession” or simply until the next first down is made?

    I used to think a “series” meant the four plays allotted to get a first down but it seems to mean “possession” now i.e. until points are scored or the other team gets the ball.

    I would support “hurt” players that result in the stoppage of play having to stay out the whole possession unless the team uses a timeout to cover the stoppage.

    It might be unfair to those players who roll an ankle, get up and hop off quickly but the refs still stop play because of their concern for the player, not because he asked for the delay.

  13. So Jerry Jones thinks he’s an “expert” on football? He must be based on all those recent playoff wins and championships. That comment is as dumb as any illogical voice post!

  14. rmiller517 says:Sep 9, 2013 10:26 AM

    Just make hurt players sit out an entire series, faking or not. Problem solved.

    ————-

    So if the QB for the team you cheer for is actually hurt and they check him on the sideline and it’s not serious, the backup has to play the whole series? That’s not an NFL I would want to watch.

    Better to properly use the unsportsmanlike conduct penalty and give a 15 yard penalty. The officials need to make a judgement call.

    A few 15 yard penalties will stop it from happening regularly and there’s already a penalty in place for it.

  15. Don’t act like the Giants just gave the ball to the Cowboys. Takeaways are a part of the game and usually factor into who wins and who loses. So what if it took 6 turnovers, a win is a win. Stop crying.

  16. Having Tony Romo play fast isn’t the est of ideas. He can’t think at regular game speed. What makes Jerry think Romo wont throw int’s if he is forced to play faster? It is going to be a circus in Dallas as always.

  17. @ jbaxt

    Took card of the ball? Took 6 turnovers huh? I think it was those COWBOYS who took those 6 turnovers..

    Imagine if you had three noses to sniff that drug your are taking..

  18. jbaxt says:Sep 9, 2013 10:38 AM

    Can’t believe it took 6 turnovers for the cowgirls to beat the giants. Imagine if the Giants actually took card of the ball, wouldn’t even been a game.

    ————–

    The Giants lost. Doesn’t matter how. They are 0-1, coming up against a buzz saw with the Broncos coming to town and then 2 road games. They have to be careful not to go 0-4.

  19. What were the Cowboys in a rush to do? Kick another field goal? Punt? That offense should be scoring on every possession!

    As horrible as the Giants mistakes were, I look at the Cowboys performance as just as bad…

    The game should’ve been 28-0 in the first quarter.

  20. rmiller517 says:
    Sep 9, 2013 10:26 AM
    Just make hurt players sit out an entire series, faking or not. Problem solved.

    —————

    I’m cool with that if QBs are exempt. It’s usually the defense that is perpetrating.

  21. logicalvoicesays says: Sep 9, 2013 10:28 AM

    The Washington Redskins are the superior Football team in the NFC East. The envy for our great structure from Snyder to Shanahan to Griffin and beyond is off the charts. I hope the Three stooges in NY, Dallas and Philly enjoy irrelevance for the rest of RGIII’s career. #GodBlesstheRedskins

    I’m saving this one, it’s gonna be fun to bring up in the near future!

  22. richndc says:
    Sep 9, 2013 10:39 AM
    Nothing can really be done to legislate this–some teams are classless and going to do it anyway–Like Coughlin’s strategy on Romo “Hit him 10 (times) and you win” How did that work out there Tom??? Romo played near perfect game despite your guys banging him around good. Maybe you should focus on teaching your guys to hang on the the ball?? Might be good to focus on that???

    =====

    Uh…every team’s strategy is to hit the QB as many times as possible. It makes the QB jittery.

  23. I thought they got away with running over the kicker, I thought the Dallas O-line did more holding than a Quality Assurance Manager at a breast implant manufacturer, I think the Giants D handle Romo pretty well. You mad cause Dez only got 22 yards? You mad cause Demarco Murray couldn’t break one? Cowboys, sore losers even in winning. Go have a rib Romo.

  24. @pixelito,

    Just like last year when Dallas had 5 TOs and barely lost. It took a miracle for the Giants to win last year buddy. It’s about time the luck finally ran on the Giants.

  25. I blame soccer. They were and are still big on doing it as it’s plagued the entire game worldwide, most notoriously the Italians. That relates as certain European hockey players came to the NHL and brought flopping along with with them. Suddenly it goes from a minor occurrence to being an ever growing problem. NBA players then picked up on it and while it wasn’t new in the NBA either, it suddenly began to occur more and more and more until..it infects the NFL.

    I watch all the sports and saw the trend happening and knew sooner or later it would become a problem in the NFL. Now it’s a problem.

  26. Prediction: The NFL will send another memo before next season. The Giants will get caught doing it in week 1 and forced to pay a fine and lose their first round draft pick. They will go on to finish the season 16-0 before losing the Super Bowl to the New England Patriots.

  27. bullcharger says: Sep 9, 2013 10:44 AM

    rmiller517 says:Sep 9, 2013 10:26 AM

    Just make hurt players sit out an entire series, faking or not. Problem solved.

    ————-

    So if the QB for the team you cheer for is actually hurt and they check him on the sideline and it’s not serious, the backup has to play the whole series? That’s not an NFL I would want to watch.

    ——————————————–

    Coach can be forced to burn a time out to reset any injury sit out. Problem solved.

  28. rmiller517 says:
    Sep 9, 2013 10:26 AM
    Just make hurt players sit out an entire series, faking or not. Problem solved.

    ————-

    No chance. This flies in the face of common sense and the NFL’s “safety first” stance. If you enact this rule, then you are encouraging players to hide injuries on the field, which will lead to more injuries.

    Absolutely no chance.

  29. greenbird1 says:
    Sep 9, 2013 10:52 AM
    logicalvoicesays says: Sep 9, 2013 10:28 AM

    The Washington Redskins are the superior Football team in the NFC East. The envy for our great structure from Snyder to Shanahan to Griffin and beyond is off the charts. I hope the Three stooges in NY, Dallas and Philly enjoy irrelevance for the rest of RGIII’s career. #GodBlesstheRedskins

    I’m saving this one, it’s gonna be fun to bring up in the near future!

    ————

    How about we save your post for when the Eagles fall flat and post it over and over again? All I’ve heard in the offseason is how Chip Kelly will revolutionize football and that Eagles will shock the NFL. Or does replaying comments only work one way?

  30. I’ve got to say I like “logicalvoicesays” comments.
    1) they are fun to read.
    2) very clever
    3) makes me more comfortable in my own rubeness
    4) Seeing RG3acl’s get hurt tonight and what his comment are tomorrow.
    Not that I’m hoping for him to get hurt he is playing the Packers next week. I think? They will need all the help they can get to win that game.
    5) If they do win the Packer game watching him and Carl message back and forth would be classic

  31. I agree about the faking injuries ( just to make my post relevant) … one thing I wanted to say though, and that’s Tony Romo is not near as bad as he is made out to be… he played like a soldier last night, & I hate the Cowboys! He takes crap that is obviously meant for other parts of the team….

  32. Cowgirls, you were gift wrapped the game. If you think Rb’s who can’t take care of the ball are on every team, enjoy the season for it will be a long one for you. Congrats you won, but 500 yards to a team with no decent RB should be a bit of a red flag. Or you can just blindly troll like a raider fan and act as if reality doesn’t exist.

  33. @shalakka

    First of all, its spelled “whiny”..

    Second of all, I think its the Giant fans that are being “whiny”, like your post.. “Think of it as a gift”..

    Would you like some baby wipes for your tears? Maybe we could put some wiggles on TV so you will quit crying..

  34. every team fakes injuries. why its become such a big deal ill never know. its gameplanning. the defense tries to slow down the offense and obviously thats one way to do it. not saying its right but it doesnt need to be this big of a deal.

  35. This type of accusation will not go over well with NFL fandom – which has convinced itself that cheating is non-existent in the NFL – except for when the Patriots are involved.

    Maybe some more of these stories will help dispel that delusion – though the admission of Jimmy Johnson that he and other coaches did the same thing Belichick did wasn’t enough to prevent fans from continuing to assert the Patriots were and are alone in signal stealing

  36. @ pixelito,

    “Even with 6 turnovers, the Cowboys still needed a miracle to win”.

    Wrong. It was the Giants who needed a miracle to win, but Eli sealed the deal with that pick 6. Eli was doing his thing with 3 picks. The Cowboys D was playing prevent later in the game, and that is when Eli padded his stats. Eli is a good QB that you can never count out. And he tried to come back, but to no avail.

    Typical hater. Even when the team you hate wins, you STILL have to try to put a negative spin on it. A win is a win, even if it is an ugly win. When these two teams meet, crazy things can happen. It happened last night, and it has happened in the past as well.

    Time to put your energy to things other than hating the fact that the team you hate won their home opener.

  37. @ jetzman,

    “2 playoff wins in the last 17 years says it al !!!!!!”

    Really? A Jets fan thinking he has a platform to talk about playoff wins? Since SB’s are the point, how many SB rings do your Jets have, and how many do the Cowboys have? I do hope you can count better than you spell.

    Enough said.

  38. What’s the difference. The cowboys pretend to be “Americas team” every year and we have to put up with it. Talk about fake…

  39. The Giants weren’t very subtle in their 4th quarter sick bay act. But if I were Jones (and thank God I’m not) my concern would be over the Dallas secondary being literally destroyed by the long ball. It would be that even with six turnovers, the Giants only lost by five points ~ on the road! The Cowboys get the “W” but if anyone r-e-a-l-l-y studies the film, they will be very uncomfortable with what they see. I would be and I’m not an “expert” like Jerry thinks he is.

  40. Jerry Jones is a hard core Republican, last night he had Reince Priebes in his luxury box, the head of the GOP. If he want’s a rule changed, he just calls up the league office and orders it done, and it shall be done.

  41. Those turnovers were created, not given. Dallas is standing guys up, and stripping the ball on almost every play. The last one, well, yeah, that one was given. They will probably beat the Chiefs as much as they turned the ball over last yr, will be 4-0 going into the Bronco game.

  42. Gimme a break. This coming from the team that utilizes it’s stadium as an offensive weapon. 4pm game, sun streams in from huge windows on one side which basically blinds the opposing team. It was even occurring early on in this game. So you want to police that, I say the NFL should police how you keep the shades open in Jerryworld to gain a competitive advantage.

  43. Does the faking injuries count against Romo too? The guy is a diva always pretending to be hurt so it looks like he is a so tough to comeback.
    Glad the “boys” locked him up long term.

  44. rmiller517 says:
    Sep 9, 2013 10:26 AM
    Just make hurt players sit out an entire series, faking or not. Problem solved.

    ……………………………………………………………

    This is a good idea. It will also take the pressure off of players to get right back on the field when they are legit injured. It gives the training staff time to look them over and clear them.

  45. It seemed to me there was a haze in the stadium that was apparent when a high camera was being used.

    Did anyone else notice it? Similar to what you would expect if people were smoking.

    Maybe that messed up Jerrah’s view.

    😉

  46. Maybe there’s truth to that, but, Jerry Jones needs to acknowledge that he’s been “faking” being a legit NFL team owner for quite a few fears as well!

  47. akismet-75b0688a3b26a98b21428bf3bc7f7506 says:
    Sep 9, 2013 10:31 AM
    Typical play from the dirty Giants as usual. If they weren’t spearing their helmets into Romo’s ribs, they were going for his knees, consistently starting fights, faking injuries to stop the no huddle offense or jumping on Dez’s back on every pass until it was FINALLY called the final time. I used to respect them as I always saw them as a classy organization, last night was the final straw for me. If you can’t win fairly, why play the game?

    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    Giants are definitely a dirty team. The owner counts on the commish to fight his fights and the players are dirty on the field. Last night they speared Romo with helmets, went after his knees and faked injuries to slow the tempo to keep them in the game.

    Seems like they always try to injure Cowboys players. Romo broken collarbone..Giants. Demarco broken ankle…Giants.

    Pretty funny to see them injure their own teammates for a change.

  48. I am a life long Gaints fan who knew we could get off to a bad start. Pres season is preseason but we looked AWFUL. This was not a surprising loss.

    1-4 in their own backyard and a lot of chest pumping. We turned the ball over 6 times and you barely beat us.

    They beat the way everyone is going to beat us and that’s by exploiting our LB corps…..

  49. The Giants have been doing this for years. They are long time cheaters. There should be asterisks next to their miracle Super Bowl wins. The league does nothing because they are in NY.

  50. jce3227 says: Sep 9, 2013 12:27 PM

    Those turnovers were created, not given. Dallas is standing guys up, and stripping the ball on almost every play. The last one, well, yeah, that one was given. They will probably beat the Chiefs as much as they turned the ball over last yr, will be 4-0 going into the Bronco game.
    —————-

    Stop. Once and for all. The only forced turnovers were Wilson’s fumbles — in which his forward progress was stopped and the whistle should have blown on both — a punt that hits a blocker, a misread on an option route to Nicks, Scott’s butter fingers, and Eli staring right at Ware and throwing the ball directly to him is not the result of this supposed new emphasis on “stripping the ball” that you speak of.

  51. zack2482 says: Sep 9, 2013 10:55 AM

    @pixelito,

    Just like last year when Dallas had 5 TOs and barely lost. It took a miracle for the Giants to win last year buddy. It’s about time the luck finally ran on the Giants.
    —————-

    The only miracle was that you didn’t lose by 5 touchdowns. Unlike the Giants stopping Dallas last night, the Giants stopped THEMSELVES in that game last year.

  52. “Just make hurt players sit out an entire series, faking or not. Problem solved.”

    Er.. teams could just get around this by putting in scrub guys and have them fake the injury. Come on, use your brain. There’s no easy fix to this.

  53. Mr Wright 212,

    I like how you think that Dallas didn’t force those TOs. Eli was pressured into bad throws. I will give you the first pick. That was a bone headed play by Eli. But the rest, he had happy feet. The last one, he rushed his throw. But it sure feels good to be 1-0!

  54. “So Jerry Jones thinks he’s an “expert” on football? He must be based on all those recent playoff wins and championships.”

    It’s probably because of the fact that he was team captain of a national champion, has been very actively and intimately involved in the NFL for almost 25 years, and has won three Super Bowls as an NFL owner.

    How does your resume look?

  55. “Imagine if the Giants actually took card of the ball, wouldn’t even been a game.”

    Imagine if frogs had wings…

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