Tomlin's actions on the play will be reviewed under the NFL's normal procedures for possible discipline, a league source told Rapoport. A decision is expected next week.
Replays clearly showed Tomlin standing on the stripe of white paint that borders the field; the coach was facing away from the play and watching the action on the video screen as Jones raced up the sideline for a 73-yard return.
Tomlin -- his right foot edging the field -- hopped out of the way just in time, but Jones later said the coach's proximity "broke my stride a little bit."
"I always watch the returns on the Jumbotron; it provides a better perspective for me," Tomlin said after the game. "Obviously, I lost my placement as he broke free and saw at the last second how close I was to the field of play."
Rapoport also cited a league source as saying the play should have been a penalty. Officials are graded for their performance on every play in each game they work. This case will be no different, per Rapoport, meaning the official closest to Tomlin could receive a negative review.