Nelson Agholor explains dropped pass in overtime vs. Cowboys

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FOXBOROUGH — Nelson Agholor was involved in two of the bigger plays in Sunday’s overtime loss to the Cowboys.

New England won the coin toss and got the ball, but ended up by having to punt after picking up one first down.

Agholor dropped a pass over the middle that had huge play potential, as he only had one safety between himself and the end zone.

“I’m mad about that one,” he said Thursday. “Don’t really want to talk about it. I think part of me got a little eager — got a little eager, peaking ahead a little bit. I just wasn’t in the moment. I didn’t keep my eyes on it, kind of peaking ahead and it’s over with. But, got a little eager. I can learn from that. Just stay in the moment, even in overtime. Just move the chains. Catch it first and go from there.”

The veteran was also in the mix on third-and-3 when he ran an out route to the right sideline, but the pass from Mac Jones was out of his reach and New England was forced to punt. Agholor had his facemask grabbed on the play, but afterwards Jones didn’t want to make any excuses for it.

Agholor shared his viewpoint on the play.

“It’s one of those situations that happens,” he said. “It happens. We’ll get better. We’re working on it. It’s one of those things where I think the coaches are better at explaining that one and for me, if he gives me opportunities my job is to find a way. That’s how I look at it. I wish I was a little bit closer to it and give myself an opportunity to make a play on that.”

Through six games this season, Agholor has 17 receptions for 224 yards and a touchdown. More was expected from him after the contract he signed as a free agent this offseason.