Jerry Jones calls out Giants' tactics

Updated: September 9, 2013, 5:29 PM ET
By Todd Archer | ESPN.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Looking to hurry up the tempo in the second quarter, the Dallas Cowboys found some resistance from the New York Giants.

On back-to-back plays, the Giants lost linebacker Dan Connor to a neck injury and Cullen Jenkins to an apparent shoulder injury. The Cowboys thought some gamesmanship was involved.

"I thought us experts on football were the only ones who could see that," Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said, laughing and winking. "No, it was so obvious it was funny. It wasn't humorous because we really wanted the advantage, and knew we could get it if we could get the ball snapped."

The crowd booed New York's tactics, but no penalties were called. Cowboys coach Jason Garrett had a conversation with referee Tony Corrente during a break in action.

Last week the NFL sent a memo to the 32 teams about "faking injuries," saying that a team would be subject to disciplinary action even if no penalties were called in the game.

Connor, who suffered similar injuries last season with the Cowboys, did not return to the game. Jenkins jogged off the field and quickly returned. The Cowboys ended the drive with a 15-yard touchdown pass from Tony Romo to Jason Witten for a 13-3 lead.

"I thought we got them moving a lot and got them pretty tired during that stretch," Romo said. "They obviously had a bunch of injuries in that stretch. Tough break, I know. Seemed to come back pretty good after that, though."

Todd Archer

ESPN Dallas Cowboys reporter

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