On Thursday night, the Dallas Cowboys were embarrassed by the Chicago Bears on national television. Although the final score was close, 31-24, the Bears had the game in hand the entire way.
Following the loss, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was less than pleased with his team’s performance. However, he guaranteed head coach Jason Garrett would coach the team against the Los Angeles Rams next weekend. Fans thought he might cut bait, but with a playoff appearance on the line, Jones is sticking with his guy.
Thursday night’s loss isn’t the only thing going wrong for Jerry Jones, though.
Former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason appeared on the Flight Deck Podcast with ESPN’s Rich Cimini and called out Jones for tampering. The former Jets quarterback thinks Jones leaked potential trades of Earl Thomas and Jamal Adams.
Here’s what Esiason said, via JetsWire:
“I don’t trust Jerry Jones. He recruits players that are under contract with other teams by leaking potential trades to the media. That’s just plain wrong. He did it with Earl Thomas when he was with the Seattle Seahawks and I believe he did it with Jamal Adams and the Jets. It put the Seahawks and the Jets in a bad spot. Then the players react because they’re emotional and they don’t get it. Suddenly social media is all over them.”
The Jets made it clear they were listening to offers on Adams earlier this season – one of which came from the Cowboys. New York and Dallas were reportedly close to a trade for Adams, but the deal fell through.
Adams was miffed at the Jets attempts to move him, which is what Esiason is suggesting Jones wanted all along.