ARLINGTON, Texas — Usually reserved coach Jason Garrett was initially uncertain why he penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct within the Dallas Cowboys’ 34-24 loss to the Inexperienced Bay Packers, and Jerry Jones was exasperated when he realized it was for abusive language.
“Apparently he did not like how I threw the [challenge] flag,” Garrett mentioned.
Facet decide Scott Edwards made the decision on Garrett, and in a pool report referee Ron Torbert gave the rationale for the penalty.
“It was for abusive language towards an official,” Torbert mentioned.
When that clarification was relayed to Jones, the Cowboys proprietor and normal supervisor expressed his irritation.
“Oh, I hope the little darling did not hear one thing he hadn’t heard earlier than,” Jones mentioned. “We should always all cease the wheel over that if he bought [a penalty for] abusive language.”
With 4 seconds left within the third quarter, Amari Cooper was dominated to have been out of bounds on a cross from Dak Prescott, nevertheless, replays confirmed he was in a position to get each toes down, requiring Garrett to make use of his remaining problem of the sport.
“We had already challenged a possible cross interference earlier [and] you realize in that state of affairs it’s important to use the flag to get the decision corrected and you are not going to have one for later within the recreation,” Garrett mentioned.
“Clearly, I did not deal with that state of affairs in addition to I ought to have. I knew we have been going to get the play as a result of I noticed it and sadly we had to make use of that flag there. And he made the choice to throw a flag on me.”
Garrett’s frustration stemmed from a 39-yard cross interference penalty on cornerback Anthony Brown earlier within the third quarter.
“The usual may be very excessive for them to overturn,” Garrett mentioned. “That was extra of a situational problem. I do not suppose it was cross interference. If I assumed it was cross interference I would not have thrown the flag, however understanding the usual is excessive due to the state of affairs, it’s important to give your self an opportunity. … Oftentimes if you gradual it down, issues look a bit of extra magnified than they’re. I do know it is arduous to get these issues overturned, but it surely’s too massive of a play to not do it.”
The Packers ended that drive with Aaron Jones’ fourth dashing landing of the day to take a 31-Three lead. The Cowboys managed to chop the deficit to 14 factors within the fourth quarter, however a 3rd Prescott interception made probabilities for a miraculous comeback much more troublesome.
Nonetheless, on that cross Prescott thought Michael Gallup was interfered with by Kevin King, which performed a component in why he threw the cross to start with.
“I noticed what everybody noticed,” Prescott mentioned. “Seeing man very handsy. No name. Transfer on.”
Garrett mentioned it was not his place to remark when requested if he felt it was a poorly officiated recreation. Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott spoke fastidiously after the sport concerning the officiating.
“I am by no means going be the man to go on the market and be like, ‘Hey we misplaced explanation for the refs,'” Elliott mentioned. “On the finish of the day we gotta look within the mirror as a group and understand we shot ourselves within the foot too many occasions. It wasn’t the refs. I imply, they weren’t excellent, they weren’t nice, however we gotta look within the mirror and see that there is lots of issues that we might’ve accomplished or mounted that we might’ve accomplished to win that ball recreation. Not simply look accountable the refs.”
Gamers defended Garrett after the sport.
“I adore it when coach Garrett does issues like that,” defensive linemen Tyrone Crawford mentioned. “He deserves to do no matter he must do for this soccer group and no matter he appears like. Nobody ought to query that. In the event you do, in the event you bought an issue with it, you then’ve bought an issue with all of us. That is simply how it’s with us.
“We’re not anxious about what persons are saying exterior of this. We’re a household in right here, and that is how it may go. Interval.”