Cowboys’ Mike McCarthy And Jerry Jones Defend Bizarre Fake Punt Play And Get Blasted By Fans Again

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During Thursday night’s Thanksgiving Day game between Washington and Dallas, the Cowboys were mocked by fans for running a bizarre fake punt play on 4th-and-10 while inside their own 20-yard-line early in the fourth quarter while down only four points.

After the game, head coach Mike McCarthy defended himself by saying that the fake punt was a “solid play call”.

Via Jori Epstein USA Today

“We had one-on-one on the perimeter,”. “I think everybody saw what happened on the play. Those are plays that you look to create opportunities and it was a good play call.”

During his weekly radio show appearance, team owner Jerry Jones backed his coaches by saying the team needed to do something drastic to help out the defense.

Cowboys fans still weren’t happy about the play call even after the team’s comments.