The winless Browns currently own the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft and the No. 7 from a trade with the Texans with four games remaining this season.
Kizer has completed 53 percent of his passes for 2,038 yards, six touchdowns and 15 interceptions in 11 starts this season and Jackson still believes Kizer can be the franchise’s answer under center.
“I’m not changing from that,” Jackson said. “Yes, I do. This experience for him is invaluable. He’s getting real-time game reps in the National Football League against some really good defenses that have shown him where he has to improve.
“We all know players make huge improvements from Year 1 to Year 2 because all of a sudden, you understand the speed of the game, what it takes to win, how you prepare — everything with a National Football League quarterback to go through it as a rookie.”
Jones was positive in saying he is in support of head coach Jason Garrett, star wide receiver Dez Bryant and the rest of his team, but he made sure to say he wasn’t going to excuse anything that is going on.
“I’m defending because we’re coming off something that is indefensible in the three types of losses we’ve had,” the Cowboys’ owner and general manager said on his weekly spot on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, via The Dallas Morning News. “Yet, you’ve got me answering questions to defend. I don’t resent it at all, but I want to put it in perspective that this is indefensible what we’re doing.”
It’s pretty simple what has happened to Dallas in its three-game losing streak. The team hasn’t played well offensively and has flat-out collapsed in the second half.
In those games, the Cowboys were outscored 30-0 in a loss to the Eagles, 17-0 vs. the Falcons, and then 25-6 against the Chargers during the second half. That is after outscoring their opponents 19-17 in the first half of those same games.