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Jerry Jones insists Terrance Williams “was coached to get out of bounds”

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 07:  Terrance Williams #83 of the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on September 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) Getty Images

Terrance Williams probably felt plenty bad enough on his own for costing his team a game. But once Cowboys owner Jerry Jones started piling on, he was probably lower than a crippled cricket’s rear.

Via Dwain Price of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Cowboys wideout took the blame — which he should have — for not getting out of bounds and giving his team a chance to kick a game-winning field goal. Instead, he cut inside, allowing the Giants to tackle him and escape with a 20-19 win since the Cowboys had no timeouts.

I should have just gone out of bounds and just live to the next play,” Williams said. “I should have just followed procedures and should have just gone out of bounds. I was just too busy and I’m too much into the game, and it’s just something I should have just followed the rules. . . .

“I was clearly aware of the time. It was just something that I was just thinking of, and it was like a bang-bang moment. And now that I have a chance to just sit back and think on it, I should have just gone out of bounds. I should have just gone out of bounds and just lived to the next play.”

When it was his turn to weigh in, Jones said Williams didn’t use good judgment.

“He needed to get out [of bounds] and he was coached to get out [of bounds],” Jones said. “But he thought he was cut off. Those instincts are hard to deter. But make no mistake about it, he was coached to get out of bounds.”

Considering how much weight the Cowboys have placed on rookie quarterback Dak Prescott in the wake of Tony Romo’s injury, Prescott played well enough to win. And with wins so rare without Romo (they were 1-11 last year without their starter), they probably get a little anxious when one that’s so reminiscent comes back again, so close.

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26 Responses to “Jerry Jones insists Terrance Williams “was coached to get out of bounds””
  1. twoteamsforlosangeles says: Sep 12, 2016 6:23 AM

    Sure, Jerry, kick a man while he’s down…Terrance, I hope those bus tracks didn’t leave any serious marks.

  2. bartpkelly says: Sep 12, 2016 7:06 AM

    It was 3rd down…he was trying to get a 1st…he made a mistake and it cost…

  3. joetoronto says: Sep 12, 2016 7:21 AM

    Jerry Jones, pathetically desperate.

  4. tommyribs says: Sep 12, 2016 7:56 AM

    If Williams did go out of bounds Bailey would have had to kick a 64 yard FG to win the game.

    He is a very good kicker, but that is a tall order for anyone.

    The game was lost for the Cowboys when Dez did not secure that TD pass from Future Hall of Famer Zak Prescott.

  5. imsomeguy says: Sep 12, 2016 8:04 AM

    He wasn’t the 1st Cowboys player to make that mistake in the final 2 minutes. Dunbar did it earlier in the drive that cost 5-10 seconds as well…

  6. fanasaurus says: Sep 12, 2016 8:13 AM

    Terrance Williams let his ego get the best of him, just had to be the man. You put your team first and get out of bounds. Then you give the “team” a chance to win the game. Situational football 101.

  7. thefirstsmilergrogan says: Sep 12, 2016 8:48 AM

    the chances of him getting o.b. were not good and the field goal would have been at least 61-63 yards.

    and the current g.m./coach/doctor/spokesman doesn’t want you to think his assistant with the red hair isn’t a pro. even though he lets the owner coach the team….

  8. intrafinesse says: Sep 12, 2016 9:09 AM

    Basic football 101. He has a low football IQ.

  9. lewsblues says: Sep 12, 2016 9:28 AM

    Williams said. “I should have just followed procedures and should have just gone out of bounds. I was just too busy and I’m too much into the game


    if you were that much “into the game” the sideline would have been the gold prize for you …..

  10. tony1oh1no says: Sep 12, 2016 9:56 AM

    Let’s not circumcise the mosquito.

    I’m taking away the huge positive that Dak played a hell of a game and looked legit in a real game against a division rival.

    This division will not be won or lost by one game in September.

  11. digitalsasquatch says: Sep 12, 2016 10:21 AM

    It’s always nice when Jerruh questions someone else’s judgment.

  12. jiffyjeff1 says: Sep 12, 2016 10:30 AM

    so Jerry is also the ‘coach’? Failed GM and obviously now a failed coach.

  13. laces out says: Sep 12, 2016 10:36 AM

    Look, it happens. He made a mistake. I’m sure he was caught up in the moment and didn’t have much time for non-instinct judgement. The Giants made Dallas fight for every second on that drive and caught a break in the process.

  14. scrp2 says: Sep 12, 2016 10:44 AM

    I bet you Cowboys go on a 9 game winning streak when Jerry stops giving post game comments.

  15. hawkwind8 says: Sep 12, 2016 11:41 AM

    As the Penguin once said, “Wank, Wank, Wank!”

  16. thegenghiskahn88 says: Sep 12, 2016 3:15 PM

    Hope to see Brice Butler replacing T Will in the starting lineup

  17. dispozblcopy says: Sep 12, 2016 4:59 PM

    Simply could not imagine playing for this guy’s team.

  18. jrick35 says: Sep 12, 2016 6:14 PM

    @tony1oh1no this division may very well be decided by 1 game in September.

    Every division game is HUGE!!

  19. jrick35 says: Sep 12, 2016 6:17 PM

    @thefirstsmilergrogan the chances of the Cowboys getting another play off if he stays in bounds is 0%.

    By getting out of bounds and stopping the clock at least the Cowboys would have had the opportunity to attempt a FG that is better than no opportunity at all.

    So he should have at least headed to the sideline.

  20. macjacmccoy says: Sep 12, 2016 8:29 PM

    He caught the ball heading towards the sideline with 12 seconds left. So he had to do was put his shoulder down and run to the sidelines. He would have made it easily and the Cowboys would of had at least 9 seconds left. Which is plenty of time to run a 7 yard out route and stop the clock with 2-3 seconds left. Leaving the Cowboys with a very make able 55 yarder for Bryant if it’s completed or still giving Bryant a chance at a 62.

    No matter which way you slice it what Williams did was the worst possible decision.

  21. quilbdanglinfury40 says: Sep 12, 2016 9:14 PM

    Or judging by ur handle ur a fellow Birds fan. Either way Bryant is Not the kicker… Bailey

  22. jimatmad says: Sep 12, 2016 10:08 PM

    Your Dallas Cowboys. Mediocrity at its most ordinary.

  23. jimatmad says: Sep 12, 2016 10:20 PM

    Good managers talk about success as ‘he’, ‘she’, ‘they’, or ‘we’ and failure as ‘me’, or at worst, ‘we’.

    People looking up to you want you to have their back, not worry about you sticking a knife in it.

  24. jonwill57 says: Sep 13, 2016 4:29 AM

    He should be more concerned about Gregory leaving rehab.

  25. steves11 says: Sep 13, 2016 11:38 AM

    The Cowboys had better start learning to win without Romo, because he’s all but finished….stick a fork in him.

  26. cwjim says: Sep 13, 2016 9:22 PM

    He made a mistake. Lots of Cowboys made mistakes. Lots of Giants, too.

    I love football. I love analyzing football. At some point, you have to realize it’s just a game, and people make mistakes. Anytime you judge a player by one mistake, or a game by one play, you’ve lost perspective. Losing perspective is one of the worst things a human being can do.

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