Punters are much like relief pitchers in baseball – staying out of the news is good news.
The only time fans recognize them, for the most part, is for the wrong reasons. But Dallas Cowboys punter Chris Jones had one of the most impressive games of anybody in the season-opening 19-3 victory over the New York Giants last Sunday.
Jones averaged just 34.8 yards a punt, but his pooch punts were so on target that the Giants had to start possessions on their own 6-, 9-, 10- and 10-yard lines.
Giants Pro Bowl returner Dwayne Harris returned only one of Jones’ kicks for a measly 1 yard.
Winning the field position battle helped the Cowboys’ defense keep the Giants off the board.
“It was a good game,” Jones said. “Obviously whenever you force your…
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