Jones rejects talk of Cowboys benching Prescott

By Bob Hille 12 December 2016
Jones rejects talk of Cowboys benching Prescott

Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones emphatically denied any suggestion Dak Prescott could be benched for Tony Romo after their 10-7 loss to the New York Giants on Sunday.

The Cowboys were held to 260 yards and converted only one of their 15 attempts on third down as the Giants ended Dallas' 11-game winning streak.

Prescott threw for 165 yards and a touchdown but was intercepted twice.

However, when asked if that performance meant Prescott would lose his starting job, Jones replied: "No, no, no, no, no, it does not.

"He's got 13 NFL ball games at a high level under his belt and what's he got, four interceptions now? Four? So four interceptions. I feel good about our quarterback, and I like where we are at the quarterback position.

"We should have asked and wanted him to make the drive that might have won this thing for us. I don't want to make excuses. Most of what happened to us tonight was a well-coached New York Giants defense.

"I think we've seen Dak have bad series and seen him have what I'd call challenging series and we've seen him come back and right the ship.

"Certainly, we have no expectation that we won't come back.… I expect teams to make adjustments and make it tougher for us on some of the things we might have done with more ease earlier in the year. We were inconsistent. I'm giving the Giants credit for creating that inconsistency."

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