Jalen Hurts put together a great show Monday night. The third-year quarterback was 26-of-31 and threw for 333 yards in the Philadelphia Eagles 24-7 victory over the Minnesota Vikings.
Jerry Jones was among the many viewers impressed with Hurts.
The Dallas Cowboys owner stated that he watched every moment of Monday night’s game during Tuesday’s weekly appearance on 105.3 The Fan via ESPN. He was impressed by the youngster’s improvement.
“Hurts has really evolved and has been better than when he came out than you might’ve thought,” Jones said. “I was particularly impressed with his passing.”
Hurts was the NFL’s leading quarterback with 784 yards rushing last season. He averaged 7.3 yards per pass attempt and had an 87.2 quarterback rating. He has a 9.1 yard per throw average and a 97.1 passer rating.
Jones acknowledged that Hurts is a formidable opponent in the NFC East.
“He’s a guy that has always been able to run. Very athletic, very strong,” Jones added. “That’s not surprising, but it does surprise me — or startle me — that we’re playing a Philadelphia team with a quarterback threat.”
He stated that the Eagles would “be all they can handle” when the Cowboys try to defend their division crown.
The Eagles became the NFC’s only two-man squad after Monday’s victory. They joined the New York Giants (now the Tampa Bay Buccaneers) and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (now the Tampa Bay Buccaneers). Cooper Rush was able to lead Dallas to victory over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 2. However, the Cowboys cannot afford to lose too much ground until Dak Prescott’s return from his fractured finger.
Jones and the Cowboys will be seeing Hurts, the Eagles, and Jones in Week 6. But they’ll first try to give the G-Men the first loss of the season Monday Night Football.