After the Dallas Cowboys defeated the New York Giants 36-31 Sunday night, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and quarterback Tony Romo all but accused members of the Giants of faking injuries to slow down the Cowboys offense.
At one point Giants defensive lineman Cullen Jenkins went down with an injury, but quickly returned to the game. The team never announced what type of injury Jenkins had.
“I thought us experts on football were the only ones who could see that,” Jones told ESPN. “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.”
On Thursday, Jenkins fired back at Jones.
“Maybe he should get his son-in-law to clean his glasses a little better,” Jenkins told Dan Graziano of ESPN.com.”I don’t know what he saw if he thinks I was faking.”
Linebacker Dan Connor was also injured and did not return.
“Both of those players were injured,” Coughlin said during a conference call via ESPN. “Connor never returned to the game. And Cullen was in a position where he needed to regroup. So that wasn’t orchestrated at all.”
Despite the controversy, the league cleared the Giants of any wrong doing.