Last week, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott made it very clear that he preferred a natural grass playing surface to artificial turf after he believes artificial turf played a role in his season-ending ankle injury back in 2020. But it doesn’t sound like Cowboys team owner Jerry Jones is necessarily of the same mind.
During an interview following Sunday’s game against the New York Jets, Jones appeared to downplay the “obvious” notion that injuries occur more frequently on on artificial turf compared to natural grass, saying “that’s not what it is.”
“We’ll continue to do really what we’ve always done,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told reporters after the 30-10 win over the Jets according to Pro Football Talk. “That is evaluate, and we do. I’ve served over 30 years on a lot of committees that go over the impact of grass as it pertains to injury and it looks like the obvious answer what it is, but that’s not what it is.”
It’s not clear how Jones thinks that the “obvious” answer isn’t the real answer to the problem, but based on that answer it doesn’t sound like we can expect the Cowboys to rush into replacing their artificial turf with natural grass anytime soon.