The usually reserved Dallas Cowboys head coach was livid in the third quarter of Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers when a 25-yard pass from Dak Prescott to Amari Cooper by the sideline was ruled incomplete. "And he made the decision to throw a flag on me".
So Garrett lost it, slamming his red challenge flag to the turf, right in front of the side judge, who then tossed his hanky. It's through Jones that the passing attack is going to be at full force and truly open things up down field, and with Aaron Rodgers turning 36 in December, that's more important now than ever.
"I hope the little darlin' didn't hear something he hadn't heard before", Jones said after the game, the team's second straight loss, per USA Today. "We should all stop the wheel over that if he got (a penalty for) abusive language". Randall Cobb, running in pre-snap motion, was actually pegged by the Travis Frederick snap, but the play was called dead due to a false start.
With Dallas trying to rally from a 28-point deficit against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper turned in a highlight-reel touchdown catch - breaking one tackle and spinning away from another defender on a 53-yard play.
Garrett was diplomatic toward the officiating crew after the game, saying he had mishandled the situation. I knew we were going to get the play because I saw it and unfortunately we had to use that flag there.
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Say what you will about this defense, but they're not scared. "That was more of a situational challenge". The NFL is picking the winners, and every poorly-officiated pass interference penalty or ludicrous roughing the passer call is a tax on the real competition. So far, the Packers are at their best when they get to dictate the game plan. But that didn't deter Jones from registering four rushing touchdowns, becoming the first running back to ever score that many against the Cowboys. The Cowboys managed to cut the deficit to 14 points in the fourth quarter, but a third Prescott interception made chances for a miraculous comeback even more hard.
Garrett said it was not his place to comment when asked if he felt it was a poorly officiated game. Nobody was immune to his tongue-lashing - not Prescott, nor his teammates, nor the officials. I feel like I had it. "At the end of the day we gotta look in the mirror as a team and realize we shot ourselves in the foot too many times".