Jacoby Jones’ NFL record-tying 108-yard kickoff return for a touchdown did more than make the difference in the Ravens’ 31-29 win over the Cowboys Sunday.
It brought Jones individual accolades, too, as the veteran wide receiver/return specialist has been named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week.
On Wednesday, Jones reflected on the return, the longest in Ravens history. He decided to take it out of the end zone despite being eight yards deep.
“If you give me another kick like that, yes I’d do it again. Straight up,” he said. “I kind of meshed with the wedge and everything timed out right.”
In his first season with the Ravens, Jones has contributed both on offense and special teams. He has three kickoff returns for 159 yards, eight punt returns for 72 yards and 11 receptions for 185 yards and a touchdown.
Coach John Harbaugh is thrilled to have the versatile six-year veteran on the squad.
“I think it was a good move,” Harbaugh said. “It was an opportunity that our personnel department with Ozzie (Newsome) did a great job recognizing when Jacoby was available and he wanted to be here. So it wasn’t anything that was real difficult to get done. It got done rapid fire. I think it was one phone call.
“Jacoby’s been great. He’s been a great teammate and he’s been a great worker, and he’s just fun to be around. The guy’s a pro in every sense of the word, and he’s been a huge addition for us.”