Jones brought up Prescott’s final-drive interception Sunday while discussing his team’s 38-30 loss Sunday to the Seahawks in an interview with Texas radio station 105.3 The Fan. Jones mentioned quarterbacks who can keep plays alive with their feet and buy time. But when he ranked the best in the league, Prescott wasn’t at the top of that list. He wasn’t even second. Prescott ranked third behind KC’s Mahomes and Seattle’s Wilson. Jones then brings up Romo, which sparked the controversy.
Jones goes on radio to talk QBs
Here’s the transcript:
“And obviously with their quarterback (Mahomes), who I think is at the highest level right now because of his, frankly, as much as just his natural ability to make plays, his mobility. And this guy’s very quick and elusive and can get in and out of situations with his feet and buy time,” Jones said when asked what the difference.
“The quarterback we played Sunday is of that kind of nature. He’s very, 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 and they are very, 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.
“And so he can turn his back on it and turn around and hand-eye and get it done quick. And so those are things that show up and that’s what’s showing up with these guys. They’re buying time with their feet, or buying time with their instincts and their feet.”
Twitter is split over what Jones meant
Whether Jerry Jones was calling out his quarterback or not seems to be a matter of interpretation. Some fans think Jones was taking a shot at Prescott and calling him to the carpet for poor performance.
However, Prescott had plenty of support. Jones wasn’t knocking his quarterback, they say, he was putting him in the same bracket as the most elite quarterbacks in the game.
Some people felt others were blowing Jones’ comments out of proportion.
The 1-2 Cowboys take on the Cleveland Browns Sunday in Dallas.