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Video: Punter Chris Jones saves touchdown

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    Didn't look for youtube version...

    http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-highlights/0ap2000000275185/Punter-saves-touchdown

    FWST Spin:

    Chris Jones made a nice play on Vikings returner Marcus Sherels in the first quarter.

    “I think he probably expected me to break down and shuffle,” Jones said. “We kind of closed on each other so fast that it was kind of one of those go-for-it [deals] and it worked out.”

    Jones received some complimentary words from his teammates, saying: “That was a legit tackle. It’s good to know I can lay a lick every now and then.”


    Read more here:
    http://sportsblogs.star-telegram.com/cowboys/2013/11/cowboys-punter-chris-jones-lays-a-lick.html
  2. JBell523

    JBell523 That's my Quarterback

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    Jared Allen's reaction at the end >
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  3. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    I like that Jared Allen. He seems like he'd be an awesome teammate.
  4. pancakeman

    pancakeman Well-Known Member

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    Jones had a good game. Earlier in the season I was pretty iffy about his performance.
  5. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    It was a great hit.
    I had higher hopes for Jones than he's delivered on yet. He's ok, but it's a position that can benefit from legitimate competition in camp next year.
  6. basstapp

    basstapp Well-Known Member

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    I think he had 3 punts land at the 10 yard line. I don't think he is the best punter in the league, but he doesn't lose us ball games which is what really matters.
  7. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    Let me just say this, if I had to create a list of all things wrong with this team, he'd be at the bottom.

    Big time tackle by him.
  8. Doomsay

    Doomsay Well-Known Member

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    I agree, after having an iffy / variable kicking squad a few years ago, these no-name guys seem really reliable.

    Jones seemed to have a little anger in that tackle, the whole bar was yelling and clapping.
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  9. Plankton

    Plankton Well-Known Member

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    He does very well at having punts downed/fair caught inside the 20.

    The punt coverage, though, has been terrible. The Cowboys are allowing over 14 yards per return. Some of that is bad directional punting, but a lot of it is poor discipline by the cover guys on returns.
  10. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Dez is rubbing off on him.
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  11. TheCoolFan

    TheCoolFan Well-Known Member

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    Jones is a beast! 3rd in the NFL in Punts Inside the 20. He doesn't have a strong leg but he's not asked to boom kicks as far as possible in this scheme. It's more about getting hang time and directional kicking so the coverage unit can get down the field (ex: Think Jeff Feagles instead of McBriar).

    Plus, he seems to have good chemistry with Bailey on FGs
  12. KB1122

    KB1122 Well-Known Member

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    He's apparently a better tackler than he is a punter.
  13. rocyaice

    rocyaice Well-Known Member

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    That was great lol.

    I'm not sure how I feel about him as a punter but to go in there and get that tackle in.....I gained respect for him.
  14. rocyaice

    rocyaice Well-Known Member

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    Yea I mean I think we all want the guy who can boom a 60 yarder after seeing McBriar but this type of kicking has been much more beneficial for our special teams unit. I can't complain about anyone on special teams right now. The organization spent some time on it and got it right.
  15. Doomsay

    Doomsay Well-Known Member

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    Trickle down effect.
  16. jrumann59

    jrumann59 Well-Known Member

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    Whats not in the story is he had a notification from the NFL for a drug test after the game. :p
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  17. BigMac6

    BigMac6 Member

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    Best tackle of the day!
  18. DragonCowboy

    DragonCowboy Well-Known Member

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    Haha look at Randle and Bailey's reaction after the tackle.

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