We all saw it, and we all knew what it meant. Late in the 4th quarter with about 2:47 left on the clock the Cowboys were up 16-13, we needed to get some time off the clock, and make some first downs. We then saw Coach Garrett dial-up 3 consecutive runs plays, for minimal yardage. Why? We all know why, and it was clear as day. Garrett didn’t want Romo to put the ball in the air and possibly get us in a hole with a turnover.
Does Garrett trust Romo? I would say yes, but perhaps not so much in crunch time. The Cowboys got too conservative, and failed to take time off the clock; but more importantly, they failed to get a first down. There’s a no win situation here when your Coach Garrett or Tony Romo. If we get conservative its Garrett’s fault, if Romo throws INTs at the end of the game, its his fault. The Cowboys are in a quagmire right now, with Garrett the playcaller and Romo the passer, tied together.
Jerry Jones saw the same thing we all saw, and he commented on it:
“This game was ...