Jerry Jones on bad tripping calls: “One of the things you have to live with”

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The Cowboys were on the wrong side of two bad tripping calls on Sunday, but Jerry Jones isn’t using those as an excuse for their loss.

Jones said on 105.3 The Fan that he’s not happy about the bad calls, particularly one that wiped out a big play as the Cowboys were trying to drive for a game-winning touchdown. But Jones also doesn’t think the loss can be pinned on those calls.

“One of the things you have to live with is you can get what is later deemed a bad call many times during the course of the game,” Jones said. “The league does our best to try and eliminate those, especially in critical situations. I allude to the fact that we’re giving coaches a chance to change the call relative to pass interference. But the game is full, and always will be full, of things that were overlooked, full of missed calls. You try not to have it in such a critical situation. That last one was critical, the timing of it was critical.”

Those two calls were bad, and they were critical, but Jones sounds like he would rather put the loss on his coaches than on the officials.

24 responses to “Jerry Jones on bad tripping calls: “One of the things you have to live with”

  1. Thing is, they could probably call “tripping” on nearly every play.
    And the officials know it.
    Pretty handy, actually.

  2. Sounds like he’s finally waking up to the fact that 2 calls are hardly an explanation for the mediocre team the Cowboys have been under Garrett AMD over the past 25 years! America’s team…

  3. I didn’t have a dog in that fight but those two calls were awful. Two tripping calls on one team in the same game? If you asked an NFL fan where that could have happened, Foxborough would be the answer.

  4. jodave5 says:
    November 26, 2019 at 10:24 am
    I didn’t have a dog in that fight but those two calls were awful. Two tripping calls on one team in the same game? If you asked an NFL fan where that could have happened, Foxborough would be the answer.
    __________________________________________________________________________________
    It always amazes me when haters think that the leagues is purposefully helping the Patriots.
    I’m asking this honestly, with no ill intent: do you really believe that the front office wants another Patriots Superbowl victory? The Pats have dominated the NFL for 20 years. You really don’t think they would like to see someone else win it so the (non-Pat) fans can get the bad taste out of their mouth?

  5. Now THAT’S how a leader, a winner responds to a referee call that doesn’t go your way.

    I think everyone – right down to youth sports – should read what Jerry Jones just said.

    Poor sportsmanship – on and off the field – is infiltrating our culture. Whining about ‘sh that doesn’t go our way.

    Huge props to Jerrah!

  6. jodave5 says:
    November 26, 2019 at 10:24 am
    I didn’t have a dog in that fight but those two calls were awful. Two tripping calls on one team in the same game? If you asked an NFL fan where that could have happened, Foxborough would be the answer.
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    Puhleezze. They were horrible calls for sure but no more so than inadvertent hands to the face fans are plagued with dealing with every week. STs and turnovers cost them the game not two phantom tripping calls.

  7. igster1 says:
    November 26, 2019 at 10:46 am
    this is how the pats keep winning. when close to getting beat the refs take over.
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    You know because the refs failed to make that catch on 4th down not Cooper.

  8. The calls were awful but magnified because they occurred at critical times. But you can go back through the tape of any game and find bad calls that affected both teams. Here’s the key: don’t put your team in a position where one call makes a difference. You had 60 or 70 other plays to get things done.

  9. Its never just about the call but when the call happens. Too many examples of bad calls in the more inopportune times to call it a coincidence. The best thing any team can do is make sure those critical times are few and far between and take care of business early. Sad state when we cannot rely on the refs to get out of the way and stay out of the way of good football.

  10. He’s an NFL owner, and one of the most powerful ones at that. He actually *could* do something about the terrible officiating.

  11. daddeeo says:
    November 26, 2019 at 10:29 am

    Yes, we do believe. The NFL is a circus just like WWE. They want the storybook ending along with the 💰. They’re building Brady’s legacy since he is the face of the league
    Think how many books, movies, and shows. Even clothing.

  12. Those were definitely phantom calls on the part of the officials. But it was only two plays in the game.

    How do you justify only giving Zeke the ball 21 times in bad weather when he was averaging 4.1 per carry? Or Dak going 19/33? Or having two turnovers in the shadow of your own goal that led to 10 points?

    Jerruh got this one right.

  13. If Cooper makes the catch any post-game talk of bad tripping penalties fall in the wake of horrible officiating. Nobody would be suggesting the Cowboys would have won despite the refs. There’s nothing about the 2 (bad) tripping penalties that caused Cooper to not catch the ball on 4th down. Or the interception from Gilmore. Or the blocked punt by Slater. Or the horrendous coaching decisions that cost them valuable field position at the end of the game. The only reason why fans insist those penalties were “critical” is because they refuse to reflect on all the other mistakes that led up to those calls being “important.

    The calls were horrible. But that isn’t why they lost.

  14. Yep. Bad calls. I said the same as I watched them.

    You almost never see tripping called, and when it is, it is pretty blatant.

    I wonder if that was brought to the officials as a “Point of emphasis” leading up to the game.

  15. uhohlol says:
    November 26, 2019 at 1:54 pm
    So it’s acceptable to have games full of missed calls.Why do we bother to care
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    Well there’s a certain argument to be made that fans continue to watch despite that very problem. Fans continue to get frustrated because the gap between the refs and replay isn’t narrowing. Replay is exacerbating a problem that was probably present decades ago but was never exposed. And the NFL is doing very little to fix it.

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