Jerry Jones suggests Giants faked injuries
Giants coach denies Cowboys owner's allegations
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones implied New York Giants players faked injuries during the Cowboys' victory on Sunday.
One play after Giants linebacker Dan Connor went down with a neck injury, Giants defensive end Cullen Jenkins rested on one knee while a trainer massaged his left shoulder.
It occurred while the Cowboys were trying to run a hurry-up offense in the second quarter.
"I thought us experts on football were the only ones who could see that," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "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."
Giants coach Tom Coughlin denied the allegations during a Monday conference call.
"It's absolutely not true. It's not true," Coughlin said. "Both those players were injured. Connor never returned to the game. Cullen was in a position where he needed to regroup. So no, that really wasn't orchestrated at all."
The NFL had sent out a memo to all the team last week, reminding them that feigning injuries during game action could lead to league discipline.