With more and more teams beginning to utilize up-tempo offenses in the NFL, faking injuries to slow teams down has become hot topic. Just last week, Brian Urlacher came out and admitted that the Bears designated a players each game to fake an injury to slow down the opposing offense. And now, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is talking about the tactic of faking injuries.
In the second quarter of the Cowboys 36-31 victory over the Giants on Sunday night, Cowboys tight end Jason Witten complained to officials about the Giants faking injuries. After the game, Jerry Jones was asked if he saw this happen and he admitted that he did. And the practice by the Giants was pretty funny to him.
“I thought us experts on football were the only ones who could see that,” Jones said. “I didn’t know everybody could. 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.”