Jerry Jones’ Opinion On The Quality Of NFL Officials Upsets Many NFL Fans

Jerry Jones Opinion On The Quality Of NFL Officials Upsets NFL Fans

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  • Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said on Tuesday that he doesn’t believe making officials full-time employees would help.
  • Numerous fans who read or heard Jones’ remarks about officiating in the NFL strongly disagreed.
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This past Sunday pretty much every Dallas Cowboys fan in the land believed that their team got hosed by the NFL officials working their game against the Arizona Cardinals.

Numerous Dallas players, including Dak Prescott, CeeDee Lamb, DeMarcus Lawrence and Randy Gregory all complained about the officiating after the Cowboys’ 25-22 loss.

“Playing against the refs again, like usual. It seems like an every week occurrence. We just have to tune that out and just deal with it,” Gregory said after the game.

“I think the result said that we’re still a good team. Even though we was facing two teams tonight, the results ain’t come out like we wanted them to,” said Lawrence.

The Cowboys’ team owner, who was a part of the decision making process that made all of the NFL’s full-time officials part-time employees again back in 2019, wasn’t nearly as worried about the refs.

Speaking to 105.3 FM the Fan on Tuesday about Sunday’s officiating and whether making the officials full-time employees would help, Jones said, “Well, you just don’t have enough support to have the conclusion that full-time would remedy the issues that we’re complaining about.

“There’s nothing that says a full-time official will do better than a part-time official. The quality of the people that you get with part-time officials are outstanding. They are outstanding. These are some of the most accomplished people in professions, or if you will, in the country there are.

“So I’ve never been convinced, me personally, that a part-time official that’s spending some of his time engineering wouldn’t be better than a full-time official. We’re talking about 17 games, the playoffs, nothing has convinced me that there would be that kind of an advantage. Matter of fact, you might have less quality.”

Needless to say, NFL fans responded to Jerry Jones’ comments with a collective “What?”

For what it’s worth, Jerry was echoing his son Stephen Jones’ comments on Monday regarding the refs, when he told 105.3 FM the Fan, “Yeah, I’m not concerned about the officials. Every team deals with officials.”

Which, I guess, makes it all right that they are bad. Or something.