Jerry Jones Thinks NFL Should Outlaw Kneel-Downs, and More NFC East News

Brad Gagnon NFL National ColumnistSeptember 19, 2012

It's amazing how often I start each day with a Jerry Jones story leading this post. I hate feeding the monster, but Jones is one of the most prominent people in this division and he just says stuff. So I'm bound.

Today, we have Jones weighing in on kneel-down plays.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, whom the New York Giants played last week (and the Dallas Cowboys play this week), tried to pull a fast one on New York on Sunday by diving knee-level at Big Blue offensive linemen while in victory formation. 

Tom Coughlin wasn't happy, and Greg Schiano refused to apologize. Naturally, Jones has voiced his opinion, and he wants the play removed from the game completely.

"I've always thought that that's a wasted play for our fans, the kneel-down," Jones said on Tuesday on KRLD-FM (via "Lamar Hunt tried several times to introduce a rule and have it voted on that you couldn't kneel down. You had to run a play. Unless you were trying to advance the ball, then you got a penalty and time didn't run off the clock. It's not a good play."

Always thinking entertainment first.

Here's what else is making headlines in the NFC East:


Dallas Cowboys's Tim MacMahon calls Dallas the league's "most entertaining mediocre team," noting that inconsistency has become Cowboys football.

Oh, and Jerry's talking again. This time, Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram quotes him saying Felix Jones isn't going anywhere.


New York Giants

From Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News: The Giants are running their mouths in regard to the replacement officials.

From Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger: The Giants might be short by three key players on Thursday night against the Carolina Panthers. It's not looking good for David Diehl, Ahmad Bradshaw and Domenik Hixon, but at least Prince Amukamara should be good to go.


Philadelphia Eagles's Geoff Mosher has concluded that Demetress Bell outplayed King Dunlap on Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens.

Jason Kelce thinks the Eagles will be just fine without him, according to Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News.


Washington Redskins

Brian Burke of the Washington Post thinks the Redskins should have gone for a first down, rather than a 62-yard field goal, following Josh Morgan's personal foul in the final moments on Sunday.

Mike Shanahan says the team's issue with having punts blocked is a matter of focus, per Mike Jones of the Washington Post.