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Stephen Jones on Giants’ use of radio: It’s obvious what happened

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At AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Highland Park's 31-24 win in the 5A Division I semifinals over Denton Ryan was a family affair, in more ways than one. John Stephen Jones, the grandson of Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones and the son of Cowboys' COO/EVP Ste
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At AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Highland Park's 31-24 win in the 5A Division I semifinals over Denton Ryan was a family affair, in more ways than one. John Stephen Jones, the grandson of Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones and the son of Cowboys' COO/EVP Ste

The NFL continues its investigation into whether the Giants violated the rules by using a walkie-talkie to relay plays Sunday. Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones wouldn’t confirm they filed a formal complaint with the league.

“We don’t comment on things like that, but it’s obvious to everybody what happened, and my understanding is it’s being looked into and handled,” Jones said Thursday. “If you’re asking me if it affected the outcome of the game? No.”

A malfunction prevented Eli Manning from hearing plays via the radio transmitter in his helmet, prompting Giants coach Ben McAdoo to use a walkie-talkie to communicate with his quarterback.

The hand-held two-way radio has no shut off, conceivably allowing for communication after the league-mandated cut off of 15 seconds left on the play clock.

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