Patriots quarterback Mac Jones had some ups and downs in Sunday’s overtime loss to the Cowboys and they could be exemplified by a two-game streak at the end of the fourth quarter.
Jones attempted a pass to wide receiver Kendrick Bourne which Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs recovered and returned for a touchdown that put his team in the lead. Jones returned to Bourne the next play and hit a 75-yard touchdown that put the Patriots back in the lead. The Cowboys would tie the game, then score a touchdown after forcing a Patriots punt in the first possession of overtime.
Jones also lost a fumble on a Randy Gregory sack early in the game and said after the game he needed to recognize “that feeling that something could go wrong, just throw it away, call it a time out or find out. and try not to make a bad game worse.
“I left a lot of plays on the field, but we fought hard,” Jones said. “When you look at the big picture, you never want to say you’re close, and it’s hard to do, but the games that we lost were two or three games away from us, and I guess it was two or three games away. is how well the NFL works, and I’m learning that the hard way.
The Patriots are now 0-4 at home this season and will try their first home win against the Jets next Sunday. They beat the Jets on the road in Week 2 and making a sweep would be a welcome rebound after a painful loss on Sunday.