Jerry Jones Takes Backhanded Dig at Dak Relative to Mahomes, Wilson, and Romo

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Jerry Jones did his always-newsworthy spot with Shan & RJ on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas today, and the part of it that will make headlines was what will likely be perceived as a backhanded shot at Dak Prescott. Here’s the relevant audio snippet, at the 17:30 mark:


The Cowboys owner was asked about if there was a major gap between the Cowboys and the Chiefs. He answered affirmatively, and praised Clyde Edwards-Helaire, and Patrick Mahomes.

“[Mahomes] is I think at the highest level right now because of frankly as much as just his natural ability to make plays, his mobility. This guy’s very quick and elusive and can get in and out of situations with his feet and buy time. The quarterback we played Sunday [Russell Wilson] is of that kind of nature. He has great ability to get in and out and then make the play. That play Dak made at the end of the game that got intercepted, well, the result of Dak’s ability that let him get that ball off was really great and outstanding. Well, these guys do that — have that ability a lot — they are very quick-footed. They have the unique ability to possibly take their eyes away from the field for a minute and then immediately focus back and see. Romo had that. So he could turn his back and turn around and hand-eye and get it done quick.”

So — this wasn’t necessarily a direct shot at Dak. But is it reading too much into it to say that Jerry Jones bringing up the Dak interception, and then bringing up quarterbacks who would complete the play after eluding the pass rush, was a backhanded dig at Dak?

By the way, here’s the play in question:

Things are never dull in Jerryworld.

Written by Ryan Glasspiegel

Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.


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  1. I’d place more focus on the running back you paid $50 million guaranteed currently averaging 3.8 yards per attempt. Zeke had to either drop or almost drop 4-5 passes Sunday by himself. Dak has guys around him not pulling their weight imo.

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