Found December 07, 2011 on
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We've all been dumping on Jason Garrett this week (rightfully so) for icing his own kicker and failing to use crucial timeouts at the end of the Cowboys stunning loss to Arizona on Sunday. But Garrett wasn't alone in committing such a heinous act of clock butchery. Mike Florio over at PFT suggests that Tony Romo deserves a lot of the blame for what went down in those final 25 seconds:
Tony Romo failed to realize that the Cowboys had two time outs remaining, after a completion on third and 11 gave Dallas a first down at the Arizona 32, with 26 seconds to play.
Instead of immediately calling for a time out, Romo rushed the offense to the line of scrimmage for a spike play. A full 19 seconds later, the clock had been stopped by the intentional incompletion.
After the game, Romo clumsily explained that he didn’t call the time out because he didn’t know whether the Cowboys had gotten a first down.
It's easy to dump on Romo given his history of butchering fourt...
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Cowboys owner Jerry Jones stood by coach Jason Garrett's questionable decisions in Sunday's overtime loss at Arizona.
Jones, speaking on his weekly radio show on KRLD-FM, wouldn't bite when asked about the two critical decisions Garrett made at the end of regulation Sunday. The decisions basically amounted to the Cowboys "icing" their own kicker.
IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Upon further review, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett still sees nothing wrong with how he managed the end of regulation in a loss to Arizona.
He insisted Monday there was no need to call a timeout after getting a first down at the 31-yard line with about 25 seconds left, even though Dallas could have run a few plays in hopes of setting up a shorter field goal....
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IRVING – Jerry Jones says he’s “very sick” that the overtime loss at Arizona cost the Cowboys a golden opportunity to position themselves to clinch the NFC East with a win over the Giants this weekend, but he’s not going to second-guess Jason Garrett’s questionable clock-management decisions.
“I’m not going to second-guess those timeouts at all,” Jones told Dallas’...
“Obviously, it is a big game for a lot of different reasons. The approach that we take is that it is one of 16 and you try your best each and every week to try to win each of these ballgames. Certainly, the implications within the division are significant in this ballgame and we are going to try our best to prepare our best for Sunday night.” - Dallas head coach Jason Garrett...