IRVING Aside from a 29-point outburst in a loss to the Baltimore Ravens, the Cowboys have struggled to score points. On Sunday, they'll face a New York Giants team that has scored at least 30 points on three separate occasions and averages 29.3 points per game.
So why haven't the Cowboys been able to hit the 30-point mark? They met or exceeded that total five times last season and five times in 2010, with four of those coming in the final eight games with Jason Garrett as head coach.
Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo identifies the problem as poor execution of a few plays each game.
"We've had some passes that we either dropped, or I missed a guy on a throw, or we just didn't block one guy when a guy was open," Romo said Wednesday on a conference call with New York reporters. "When you look at it closely, sometimes it's just coming down with the ball. Other times, when you're putting it there, it's just close.
"I think Dez (Bryant) has a fade route, and if he goes up and catches it...