Mac Jones followed one of the most costly mistakes of his young career with one of his more impressive moments against the Cowboys on Sunday.
With the clock ticking toward the two-minute warning and the Patriots nursing a one-point lead, Jones tried to fire a pass to Kendrick Bourne. The pass was a little ahead of the receiver, and Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs snared it. Diggs motored into the end zone, and the Patriots’ hard-won lead evaporated.
On the Patriots’ next play from scrimmage, however, Jones fired to Bourne again — this time a deep ball that snaked between two defenders and led Bourne on a run to the end zone.