Found December 07, 2011 on
The Penalty Flag:
Critics love to jump on anything and everything wrong with the Dallas Cowboys. Whether it’s who Tony Romo is currently dating or how many hot dogs Jerry Jones ordered in preparation from the Super Bowl, everything the Cowboys do is put under a ridiculous microscope. Though I’m kidding about that hot dog thing, the Cowboys really are pretty much psycho-analyzed to a point that makes Sigmund Freud look like Phil McGraw. Of course, the Cowboys are the second most valuable sports franchise in the world (just behind England’s Manchester United), so such intense scrutiny can only be expected. More often than not the Cowboys are much-deserved of said intense scrutiny; even if it’s usually misdirected. Too many people for far too long failed to levy criticism on Wade Phillips when he was head coach, and it seems as if they are making up for that by over-scrutinizing current head coach Jason Garrett. Let me be clear, I love Jason Garrett as head coach of the Cowboys. To be even clearer, I’d be lying if I said I wouldn’t rather have defensive coordinator Rob Ryan as head coach and Jason Garrett back at offensive coordinator, but the progressive chain of [...]
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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.
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PFT Live: Mike Florio talks about the decision by Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett to call a time out before his kicker went for the game-winning field goal. (NBC Sports)
Jason Garrett may want to delegate some responsibilities now that he's a head coach.
Jason Garrett has an explanation for his clock management Sunday. And that explanation isn't, "Whoops! Someone put lye in my Gatorade and I spent the final minute of the game writhing in pain in the sideline." That would have been a good explanation. Instead, we get this:
We very well could have taken a timeout there. We felt like we were in field goal range...
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...
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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’...