Cowboys owner Jones apologizes to 49ers for grass comment

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has apologized to the San Francisco 49ers for his concerns and criticism of the Levi's Stadium grass leading up to Sunday night's preseason game.

Jones, speaking outside the Cowboys' locker room after a 23-6 loss, said he should have inspected the sod himself before speaking out on the radio Friday. Coach Jason Garrett also expressed concerns.

Jones says, ''That was a good place to play a football game tonight, hats off to them.''

This time, the 49ers used a different company, Evergreen Turf out of Chandler, Arizona, which supplies the NFC West rival Cardinals. The field was re-sodded during the week following a pair of Taylor Swift concerts Aug. 14-15, then is scheduled to be at least partially re-sodded following a concert by Luke Bryan next Saturday and again with a brand new field for San Francisco's Sept. 14 opener on Monday night against Minnesota.

Youth players even got to scrimmage during halftime.


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