Replacement refs don't concern Jerry Jones
Just don’t expect him to do the same with the lockout of the NFL officials.
Jones said at the beginning of training camp that the lockout of the officials didn’t especially concern him because the games would still be played. He hasn’t changed that stance after seeing the rocky preseason performances of the replacement referees.
And there have been some interesting moments, to say the least. The officials called a defensive holding penalty on a wide receiver who stayed in Oxnard during the Cowboys’ preseason opener. They began marking off a penalty after a failed third down without asking coach Jason Garrett if he wanted to accept or decline in the second preseason game.
But the replacement refs don’t worry Jerry one bit.
“No, I’m not, at all,” Jones said on KRLD-FM. “As long as it’s the same for both sides, and it will be, we’ll be all right. They’re going to get better as they go along.”
Of course, the replacement refs can’t get a whole lot worse. But that’s not Jerry’s concern, as long as the games will be played.
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