Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant made a late fumble in the fourth quarter. While fortunately it wasn’t recovered by the New York Giants it went out of bounds and pretty much ended the Cowboys’ drive. Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said Tuesday morning on 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM] that he wished Bryant would hold the ball closer to his body.
“He’s violent when he’s got the ball and he’s violent going after the ball,” Jones said, via the Dallas Morning News. “Consequently, he does need to have that ball in closer, he needs to have it fundamentally closer to his body. I don’t know how much of that we’ll really be able to coach out of him.
Dez Bryant defended his ball holding and blamed it on the cold weather.
“I think my ball security, in my honest opinion has been fine,” Bryant told reporters, via the Dallas Morning News. “It was just that kind of a game to where you have to be a little bit more prepared focusing on what kind of difficulties it will be in the cold weather handling the ball. You just got to prepare a little bit better knowing you will be in the game.”