After losing center Phil Costa in the first quarter to back cramps, the Cowboys plugged in week-old pickup Ryan Cook and continued on the way to 433 yards in a 24-17 victory.
“Well, I think that I feel better now than I did before the game,” Jones said. “And I saw them do some very good things. Certainly the Giants had some wins out there with the interior line that they’ve got. But I do feel better than I did at this time last year about our interior offensive line.”
Coach Jason Garrett said Young’s performance mattered.
“First of all, that’s the reason he is here,” he said. “He is a veteran player, he is a smart guy, he has handled the ball a lot in his career ... I think the guys around him played well and communicated well. It wasn’t perfect, but I thought they handled it as well as they could.”
Jones said, “Those adjustments are a sign in my mind because we happened to be playing, in my mind, the finest front, or one of the finest fronts, that we’ve seen in football. And so that was quite a challenge for our offensive line. Our guys rose to the task.”
-- Carlos Mendez