New York Giants defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins says Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones needs to “clean his glasses” for saying he faked an injury during Sunday’s season opener.
“Maybe he should get his son-in-law to clean his glasses a little better,” Jenkins said of Jones, via ESPN.com, referring to a video clip of Jones having his glasses wiped by his son-in-law.
“I don’t know what he saw if he thinks I was faking.”
On back-to-back plays, the Giants lost linebacker Dan Connor to a neck injury and Jenkins to a shoulder injury.
“I thought us experts on football were the only ones who could see that,” Jones said, laughing and winking to ESPN Dallas. “No, 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.”
Jenkins insists he injured his left shoulder on the play and went to the sideline to get treatment. But he did return to the game and the team never announced an injury.
“I guess at his age I’m just glad he still has a sense of humor,” Jenkins said. “They got the win, so they got the last laugh.”