Found December 06, 2011 on
Dallas Cowboys And The NFL:
IRVING – Jason Garrett dropped the ball in more ways than one during his news conference Monday.
It’s obvious from his comments Monday that he still doesn’t get how he erred in not calling a timeout with about 25 seconds left to set up a play or two to try to give Dan Bailey an easier kick in Sunday’s 19-13 overtime loss to Arizona. But what I also found troubling was how he passed on an opportunity to hold cornerbacks Orlando Scandrick and Terence Newman accountable for playing the victim card when it came to the costly penalties they committed in crunch time.
Scandrick’s illegal block above the waist wiped out a dazzling punt return by Dez Bryant. Instead of having possession at the Arizona 25, the Cowboys had to start their final drive at their own 32. Scandrick committed the same penalty earlier in the game.
Newman’s infraction came in OT when Kevin Kolb tried to hit wide receiver Andre Roberts. The pass was incomplete, but instead of facing third-and-19 from their own 25, the C...
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GLENDALE, Ariz. – Orlando Scandrick insists he didn’t commit a costly penalty late in regulation in the 19-13 overtime loss to Arizona.
But according to the man who signs his checks, there was never any doubt a flag should have been flown.
Scandrick was called for an illegal block in the back on a punt return twice. The second flag hurt big time because it negated Dez Bryant’s...
GLENDALE, Ariz. Well, it turns out that holding a degree from Princeton doesn't guarantee a head coach has a clue when it comes to clock management. The cardiac Cowboys had the chance to escape this house of horrors with a win late in the fourth quarter, but they were undermined by two baffling decisions by head coach Jason Garrett.
With a 19-13 overtime loss to the Arizona...
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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Week 13, Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett inexplicably iced his own kicker Dan Bailey and cost his team a win against the Arizona Cardinals.
Every loss is big in the NFL but this particular defeat may cost the Cowboys a chance at the playoffs. They still lead the NFC East but failed to gain additional ground on the New York Giants who lost a heart breaker against the Green...
Jason Garrett may want to delegate some responsibilities now that he's a head coach.
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 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...
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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’...
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...