Cowboys fake punt was called by the punter
After the Dallas Cowboys ran a fake punt on their own 24-yard line and were successful, I was screaming in joy saying how proud I was of Jason Garrett becoming more aggressive this season. I was wrong, kind of.
The Cowboys fake punt happened because Chris Jones, the punter, called his own number and took off without the coaches knowing.
Via Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, it was punter Chris Jones’ decision to take off running on fourth-and-11, en route to a 24-yard gain which set up a Dak Prescott go-ahead touchdown run later in the drive.
“We work on everything,” Jones said. “The guys up front. They did their job. We were able to keep another possession alive. . . .
“You’ve got to trust it. It was there. We practice it. We got what we wanted and took advantage.”
Generally a coach is involved in such calls, but Jones said he’s been given the authority to make such decisions on the field, depending on what he sees.
If it didn’t work, the public would be chastising Jason Garrett, who may not have thrown his punter under the bus. Either way, it was successful and my first man crush on a punter is in effect.https://www.myfantasysportstalk.com/cowboys-fake-punt-was-called-by-the-punter/https://i1.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/894493160.jpg?fit=560%2C316&ssl=1https://i1.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/894493160.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1Dallas CowboysNFC EastNFLRecent PostsChris Jones,cowboys fake punt,Dallas Cowboys,Jerry Jones,NFL,PunterAfter the Dallas Cowboys ran a fake punt on their own 24-yard line and were successful, I was screaming in joy saying how proud I was of Jason Garrett becoming more aggressive this season. I was wrong, kind of. The Cowboys fake punt happened because Chris Jones, the punter, called...Dan SchalkDan Schalkmyfantasysportstalk@gmail.comAdministratorDan Schalk is a sports enthusiast with degrees in Sports Coaching and Sports Management. He founded MyFantasySportsTalk in July of 2014 to bring a new platform to the sports media industry and allow various sports fans across the country have their voices be heard. Hailing from Buffalo, NY the land of the real chicken wing, you can stay up-to-date with Dan on Twitter @ffsportstalk You can also check some of Dan's work at Fantasypros.com, as he covers the Houston Astros as a team correspondent.MyFantasySportsTalk