Cullen Jenkins takes shot at Jerry Jones for faked injury claim

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Giants lineman didn't like Jones claiming he tried to delay Sunday's game.

Cullen Jenkins isn't pleased with Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones asserting he faked an injury to delay the Dallas offense in last week's season-opening game.

The New York Giants' defensive end bristled at Jones' suggestion that he would attempt to cheat in order to gain an advantage.

"Maybe he should get his son-in-law to clean his glasses a little better," Jenkins said of Jones, referring to a infamous in-game video clip of Jones and his glasses-wiping son-in-law.

"I don't know what he saw if he thinks I was faking."

NFL officials looked into Jones' charges before ruling there was no evidence that Jenkins or linebacker Dan Connor attempted to delay the game. Connor's neck injury appears to be more serious than Jones thought, as the middle linebacker was placed on injured reserve earlier today.

Jones wasn't the only one to allege the Giants were delaying the game, as both quarterback Tony Romo and tight end Jason Witten accused the team of delaying their offense at a key moment. Only the Cowboys' owner caught the attention of Jenkins, taking one last shot at Jones.

"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."

Reports emerged this offseason that delaying an offense through injury was a key tactic of the Chicago Bears. The NFL sent a memo to teams indicating that these charges would be more seriously investigated moving forward and could result in fines.

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