Jerry Jones has some of the strangest quotes in the history of the National Football League.
Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys had their offense back on the field ready to line up deep in Broncos’ territory after a big special teams play early in the second half of their game against the Denver Broncos….or so they thought.
They never got a chance to snap the ball after blocking a punt in a 30-16 loss to Denver.
Following the game, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones gave his statement on what happened.
“It’s the height of disappointment,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said. “It’s putting the cake out in front of you and letting you put your finger in the icing and then turning around and taking the whole (thing) back.”
Already down 16-0 on Sunday, the Cowboys’ defense had a three-and-out to start the second half. Malik Turner then blocked the punt, but another Cowboys player touched it after it crossed the original line of scrimmage, and it was recovered by Denver linebacker Jonas Griffith at the 19.
Even though it was 12 yards short of what the Broncos needed for a first down, they still kept the ball because it’s ruled as a muffed punt once it crossed the line of scrimmage and was touched by a Cowboys player. From there, the Broncos drove down the field to add another field goal.
The Cowboys had their six-game winning streak snapped, but the rest of the NFC East is so bad that they’re still in primetime shape.
Dak Prescott, who returned after missing one game, finished 19 of 39 for 232 yards with those two TDs and one interception.