Allen Hurns: I’m not throwing anybody under the bus

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Allen Hurns insisted he wasn’t taking a shot at quarterback Dak Prescott when he said earlier in the week that Cowboys receivers are creating separation. Likewise, the Cowboys receiver said he isn’t questioning the play calling of Scott Linehan when he said Prescott’s second interception was “the worst play call you can make against that coverage.”

“It’s not like I’m just coming out saying a statement,” Hurns said Wednesday in the locker room. “People ask me a question, and I tell them how it is. I’m not throwing anybody under the bus.

“As far as me, I’m just going to call it as it is.”

It marked the second consecutive day Hurns has clarified a statement he made, though the fifth-year veteran said no one within the organization has talked to him.

After Hurns questioned the play call on Justin Reid‘s interception of Prescott during an interview with Josina Anderson of ESPN, he showed up in the locker room to explain.

“Everyone knows that’s not a good play call vs. two-man,” Hurns said. “Unfortunately for us, that was their only snap in two-man. It was just an unfortunate situation, but I didn’t question the play call.”

On a third-and-eight play in the third quarter, Prescott attempted a pass out of the shotgun to Deonte Thompson 13 yards downfield. So, Hurns was asked if “you can’t run deep sixes vs. two-man,” why didn’t Prescott audible out of the play?

“I’m not sure,” Hurns said. “I’m not sure Dak had a chance or I’m not sure he had the authority to check out of that.”

Hurns, like Cole Beasley previously, defended the team’s receiving corps, which has received criticism for not getting open. He maintained, like Beasley previously, that his comment was not intended as a knock on Prescott.

“We’re not saying it’s not us,” Hurns said. “We’re saying it’s not just us.”

The Cowboys rank 28th in total offense, including 30th in passing. The Cowboys’ six wideouts have combined for 84 catches for 604 yards and three touchdowns. Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins, whom Dallas saw Sunday in Houston, leads the NFL with 594 yards on 39 catches and has two touchdowns.

38 responses to “Allen Hurns: I’m not throwing anybody under the bus

  1. One thing you will never see is Dak Prescott throwing anyone under the bus. Primarily because he can’t throw.

  2. It’s really quite simple : hurns stinks, all three tight ends stink, Terence williams stinks, the rookie from colorado stinks, and MOST importantly the QB STINKS ! So what do you expect. Most unlikable cowboy team ever

  3. As long as they keep kicking field goals their good for 8-8 or 7-9! Who needs receivers or a QB! They’ve proven that between the 20’s!

  4. I think Jerrah needs to take over the head coach position. Think of the chemistry between the HC, GM, and owner.

  5. Problem with Prescott, other then the coaching holding him back, is he doesnt throw anyone open. Unless you are completely wide open, he looks you off then checks down.

  6. Prescott just isn’t a great passer. Without Elliott dominating the game, Prescott is below average. It’s not the play calling, it’s not the receivers, it’s not the line, it’s Dak.

  7. This Cowboys team is bad…but of course many of the rejects will get signed by either the Redskins, Giants, or Eagles…also those 3 teams will draft players they think Dallas wants, instead of their own team needs…

  8. The NFL needs to make a special HOF ceremony and put Jimmy Johnson in the Hall right now. The longer this goes on, it’s more and more obvious every day that Jimmy Johnson was 100% responsible for all the Cowboys’ success. Otherwise, the HOF is just a joke.

  9. “the worst play call you can make against that coverage.”

    The OC does not know what the coverage is when he calls the play. The qb, of course is at fault if he does not audible. Additionally, one can also say that the defense adjusted to the ideal coverage when they noted the offense formation.

  10. Good luck to the Boys after the coach punted on fourth and one from the other team’s 40 in overtime. You really think the discussion in the team Jacuzzi didn’t relate a bit more to their confidence in a coach that has no confidence in them?

  11. Didn’t he have a drop that was picked as well as deonte? I mean if that play is impossible why did the ball pop off Thompson hands into the air? If he catches it it’s a first down?

  12. Other cliche statements NOT used in this interview:

    “I’m an emotional player I just want to win.”

    “There’s a lot of football left to be played.”

  13. ackattack22 says:
    October 10, 2018 at 5:37 pm
    One thing you will never see is Dak Prescott throwing anyone under the bus. Primarily because he can’t throw.
    ________________________________

    I’m a Cowboys fan, and this is too funny haha

  14. “It’s not like I’m just coming out saying a statement,” Hurns said Wednesday in the locker room. “People ask me a question, and I tell them how it is. I’m not throwing anybody under the bus.”
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    He’s not throwing the team under the bus, he’s just driving it around the locker room because the media asked him to.

  15. I love when a player sticks his foot in his mouth and then turns around and essentially blames the media because they asked him a question and he just wanted to be honest. Guess what buddy it’s still your choice as to how you want to answer the question

  16. Oh my, don’t dare call out the pathetic play calling!! Have you not heard? JG and Linehan, cut players who dare call out their lack of “coaching”…….smh

  17. I would be shocked if Hurns is on the roster in 2019. Not even worth his salary this year and it increases $1.5 million more next year. Forget it. He’ll be fighting to keep his career alive in somebody’s camp next year.

  18. The only thing worse than a wide receiver who runs his mouth, is a wide receiver that doesn’t produce and runs his mouth.
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    Not a lot of chance to produce when Prescott won’t throw it

  19. The Truth says:
    October 10, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    It’s really quite simple : hurns stinks, all three tight ends stink, Terence williams stinks, the rookie from colorado stinks, and MOST importantly the QB STINKS ! So what do you expect. Most unlikable cowboy team ever.

    As long as you’re calling out stinking teams, what about you’re Eagles. The Giants aren’t doing any better. How about them ‘Skins? They’re all stinking up the the NFL east!

  20. “But the media asked me a question! I was forced to give an answer! I didn’t have the option to say ‘No comment’!”.

  21. Jaguars 34
    Cowboys 17

    Even with lots of players gone because of injuries … The Jags Top Rated D will shut down Elliott and then make Prescott look like the second coming of Ryan Leaf. Bortles will rebound to carve out some points … Book it Baby !

    #SaxsonvilleAllDayLong

  22. Hurns had a pretty nice 4 years in Jacksonville, so idk where all the hating on his game comes from. He went to Dallas and isn’t producing like he did down there. His skills didn’t just diminish just like that. Dak sucks. Romo would still be a way better option

  23. I live in a different part of the country and am not a fan of the Cowboys. I have nothing to add to the soap opera that seems to go on there. However, I will say that there is no more boring teams to watch play than the Cowboys, Giants and to a lesser degree the Redskins. Yet at least one of the Cowboys, or Giants is the game I am stuck with as my NFC game every freakin Sunday! SO BORING

  24. As a Cowboys fan, I’m happy for the public scrutiny. It’s the only way to get the ownership to realize a change is necessary. This isn’t 2016 anymore. You’re not catching anyone by surprise. I’m sure everyone says it, but look at New England and their sustained long-term success. Yes they have Brady; but, in terms of how that team is managed- their opponents don’t know if they’re a passing team or running team from one week to the next. They truly game plan from week to week, and not just bringing their 15 offensive plays on repeat.

    Final random thought. Dak needs to quit pretending he’s Peyton Manning at the line of scrimmage. He spends 15 seconds calling audibles, then either delivers the ball in the dirt in front of his receiver, or sails it out of reach above their heads. It’s an utter joke. I think I’d be happy if he never throws the ball again. Just hand it to Zeke, or read option. If he gets hurt, bring in Cooper Rush. Rush didn’t look as polished this preseason, but has shown some skill and can at least deliver an accurate ball.

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