Jerry Jones and a ton of other Cowboys players, coaches and fans may have been upset with the refs on Sunday, but he is a man who doesn’t think anything good can come of having full-time officials.
The 2021 season has been filled with reasonable complaints regarding the quality of NFL officiating from all 32 clubs and the latest round is from the Cowboys who thought the refs helped them lose a 25-22 nail-biter to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.
Following the game, wideout CeeDee Lamb joined defensive ends DeMarcus Lawrence and Randy Gregory all blasted the officials.
“Playing against the refs again, like usual. It seems like an every week occurrence. We just have to tune that out and just deal with it,” Gregory said after the game.
“I think the result said that we’re still a good team. Even though we was facing two teams tonight, the results ain’t come out like we wanted them to,” said Lawrence.
Speaking to 105.3 FM the Fan on Tuesday, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was asked that if things could possibly improve if the league had fulltime refs.
“There’s nothing that says a full-time official will do better than a part-time official. The quality of the people that you get with part-time officials are outstanding. They are outstanding. These are some of the most accomplished people in professions, or if you will, in the country there are.
“So I’ve never been convinced, me personally, that a part-time official that’s spending some of his time engineering wouldn’t be better than a full-time official. We’re talking about 17 games, the playoffs, nothing has convinced me that there would be that kind of an advantage. Matter of fact, you might have less quality.”
Fans did not like his answer:
You would think a guy who had to live through that Dez Bryant catch that was called incomplete would think otherwise, but like amny stated above, maby he’s just trying to get some future calls go his way in the postseason.
The Cowboys drop from the #2 seed in the NFC to the #4 seed.