Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones didn't have much sympathy for NFL referee Ed Hochuli during his weekly radio appearance with Norm Hitzges on 1310-AM this morning. Asked about Hochuli's mistake in the Chargers-Broncos game, Jones took the opportunity to blast away:
"Rest assured, we all see the error and the impact of a bad call like that," Jones said. "Now, you could easily say that it rests in the competence of the official not to blow that whistle and maybe an emphasis on that would dramatically change just a real awareness and be punitive in some areas.
"You know, that guy is quick to call penalties. He's quick to draw. He's known for that. ... He's very quick. His crews call a lot of penalties. Maybe the answer is to tell people like that, 'Keep that whistle out [of] your mouth.'"
Honestly, don't you wish Jerry could be a little more candid with this thoughts on the subject. Oh, there's more?
"My gut here is the emphasis is going to have to be taking officials like that and getting somebody else if they're going to be penalty prone," Jones said. "Or, in that case, not penalties, but just too quick to call the play dead."
Talk about kicking a man when he's down. Sounds like Jones had an agenda this morning. I want to thank Tim MacMahon of the Dallas Morning News for bringing these quotes to my attention.