Jerry Jones is one of few people who thinks Julian Edelman fumbled punt in AFC championship

Alex Reimer
January 24, 2019 - 12:42 pm

Most people with eyes agree that Julian Edelman didn’t touch the ball when the Chiefs punted to him in the fourth quarter of the AFC championship. The officials, amazingly, got one right.

That is, most people besides Jerry Jones. The Cowboys owner says he believes the call was wrongly overturned. “The call on the punt, whether he touched it, you can never get it right, because it was called on the field as a touch and then later, you couldn’t see an angle that he definitely touched it,” Jones said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “But the rule says you’re supposed to go with the call on the field if you can’t see an angle that he didn’t touch it. I don’t know if you can get everything (right).”

While the call was close, multiple angles show the ball grazing past Edelman’s fingertips. 

The call wound up being irrelevant, because a couple of plays later, one of Tom Brady’s passes sailed through Edelman’s hands for an interception. The Chiefs scored on their ensuing possession.

This isn’t the first time Jones has taken a public anti-Patriots stance. During the Deflategate saga, he commended Roger Goodell for his “fairness.” Jones felt differently when Goodell suspended Ezekiel Elliott six games for domestic violence, despite faulty evidence.

Next time the Cowboys benefit from a questionable call, keep Jones’ words in mind.