Jason Garrett said he hoped to pin the Houston Texans deep in their own territory when he decided to punt on fourth-and-1 at the Houston Texans’ 42-yard line in overtime Sunday night.
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones, however, thought his coach should have made another call.
Asked about decision to punt in overtime, Jerry Jones said that’s a time for risk taking, but says he’s not second guessing. Says better team tonight won, had hoped to sneak out with win.
— Kate Hairopoulos (@khairopoulos) October 8, 2018
Garrett said the fourth-and-1 looked to be longer than 1 yard, and he cited the Cowboys’ failure to convert a short third-down play earlier in the game for his decision.
“You know, we had a third-and-2 and we didn’t make much on it and we just felt like at that point in the game, the way our defense was playing, the idea was to pin them down there,” he told reporters.
Jason Garrett’s time is running out. There always has to be a scapegoat in Dallas, and you know Jerry Jones never points the finger at himself.