Mac Jones says he’s ‘excited to move on’ following loss to Cowboys


Mac Jones had the worst game of his Patriots career on Sunday, a 38-3 defeat at the hands of the Dallas Cowboys.

The third-year signal caller completed just 12 of 21 passes for 150 yards. He turned the ball over three times and was benched for backup Bailey Zappe in the third quarter.

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In his weekly appearance with WEEI’s Jones and Mego, the quarterback sounded optimistic about how his offense is going to bounce back moving forward.

“Whenever you play like that obviously something went wrong,” Jones explained when asked what they saw on the film of Sunday’s game. “Just want to try and move forward. I’m glad we watched it but at the same time I’m excited to move on and go against the Saints.”

Jones was then asked how he shakes off rough losses like that:

"Just work harder," he said. "Just try and do a little bit more and everything will turn. Just stay the course. You can’t get too down on yourself. There’s a lot of football left to play and I’m going to give it everything I’ve got.”

New England has 13 games left in their 2023 regular season, starting with the New Orleans Saints next Sunday afternoon.

“Yeah, that’s a great question, finally something about New Orleans,” the quarterback said with a laugh when asked about turning the page to Week 5. “But yeah I think, definitely a good defense. Also played against them my rookie year and they’ve got a lot of veterans on their team, some really good players, good coach, very sound across the board. So, definitely a challenge and I think just for us, we’ve got to focus on us. For me, just what can I do better? Can I read this play? How? Which way do I have to start? Where are my eyes? How’s my footwork. All that stuff so just try to get on track there and go out there and play football.”

Jones also spoke about being benched for Bailey Zappe, the Patriots’ defensive injuries, and more on Monday’s edition of Jones and Mego. You can listen to the full interview here.

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