Jerry Jones was very critical of his Dallas Cowboys after their week four loss to the San Diego Chargers. While Dallas looked decent early in the game, Jones told the team's official website on Sept. 30 that they were outplayed in every aspect of the game.
Dallas took a 21-10 in the first half lead thanks to two Dez Bryant touchdowns and a Sean Lee pick six. However, that was it for Dallas. There was one drive at the end that could have brought the game to within two, but rookie Terrance Williams fumbled into the end zone.
“It was very similar to Kansas City,” Jones said. “We make some stops, we get to a point where we’ve got some critical plays, and we don’t make them.”
Dallas was able to limit the rushing yards of the Chargers, but they were not able to stop Ryan Mathews from making two to three yard runs to move the chains the entire game. Plus, Philip Rivers threw for over 400 yards in the game.
Jones pointed out that the defensive unit was on the field for too long and were worn down by the end. He also said that was not just because the defense couldn't stop the Chargers' drives, but also because the offense was out of sync and couldn't control their own drives.
Jerry Jones' biggest problem with the game was that second half of play, where the Chargers took complete control. He said the change of pace started with the field goal that ended the first half and Dallas couldn't get things back together after that.
Of course, Jones wasn't just blaming his team, as he also praised Philip Rivers, who he said played up to his reputation in the game.