What Mac Jones said following wild game vs. Cowboys

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FOXBOROUGH — Sunday’s 35-29 overtime loss to the Cowboys was a roller coaster of a game for Patriots quarterback Mac Jones.

With three minutes left in the fourth quarter, Jones threw a pick-6 to Trevon Diggs that turned a Patriots lead into a Patriots deficit, but then he came back on the very next offensive play and threw a 70-yard touchdown to Kendrick Bourne to allow the Patriots to re-take the lead.

Eventually, the Patriots fell in overtime, but Jones deserves credit for bouncing back after a bad throw.

“I think that's the ebbs and flows of football,” Jones said. “You've just got to play the next play and do your job to the best of your ability. I left some plays on the field, but it is what it is.

“In the NFL it takes maybe three or four bad plays and you lose the game. The margin of error is very slim, and I guess when I have that feeling that something might be going bad, just throw it away, call a time out or figure it out and just try not to make a bad play worse, so I could have done that tonight better. I think the people around me played really well and we fought really hard, and sometimes you fall short.”

Jones finished the game 15-for-21 passing with 229 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.

“I think when I watch the film, I always want to find ways I can do something better, and I'm sure there was something I could do better on a lot of plays, and that play was one of them,” he said of the pick-6. “You've just got to play the next play and you're only as good as your last play.”

The Patriots are now 2-4 on the year and 0-4 at home. They will host the Jets next Sunday as they search for their first home win of the season.

“We can't just hang our heads,” Jones said. “We've got to keep working, and no one is going to feel sorry for ourselves because that never works. You can get humbled every week, and you've just got to move on to the next week, and we'll be ready to play next week.”