Cowboys owner, president, and general manager said his team ran the two-minute drill "inordinately" in the club's 27-26 last-second win over the New York Giants Sunday at AT&T Stadium. The norm, according to Jones, is for running back Joseph Randle to get 20-plus carries in a game.
"The facts are as that game went, apart from that first drive, we departed from the way that you'll hopefully see the Cowboys play," Jones told "Shan & RJ" on Dallas-area 105.3 The Fan. "Now, every game, we'll have to make adjustments for what happens and other things could happen. But, for instance, I think Randle got about 10 or 15 or 16 carries, but you will probably see him in a normal game, and one that didn't go the way that one went, you'd probably see him up there at 22, 23, 24 carries."
Randle carried the ball 16 times for 65 yards and averaged 4.1 yards on the ground. His longest rush went for 15 yards on left end in the first quarter. In his career, the most rushing attempts Randle has had was 19 against the Philadelphia Eagles on Oct. 20, 2013, his first career start. Jones also indicated that had the Cowboys not dug themselves a hole with three turnovers that the Giants converted in 17 free points, running back Darren McFadden, who only had six carries for 16 yards, would have been featured more, the story went on to say.