Originally posted on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 10/25/12
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, you score 25 points, or whatever it's going to be. It's a different feeling in our last game. Each game, it comes down to a play or two. I missed Miles (Austin) earlier in the game, on a throw that I would make nine out of (10) times. Those are what it comes down to, in order to score points in the National Football League. "We've been doing that well at different times this year, and we just have to go out there and do a better job of it." The Cowboys are averaging 18.8 points per game entering their Week 8 matchup with the Giants. Twenty three teams average more than that and 26 teams have totaled more than the 113 points the Cowboys have scored. But even when the topic of conversation was the Giants defense, Romo went back to preaching about how one or two plays make the difference. "The last couple of weeks are a great example for us," Romo said. "In Baltimore, the game comes down to a kick. If you make a kick, you did a lot of good things well that week. If you don't, then you didn't. That's why it's a team game, and I've said this before, it takes everybody. This last week, we need to get a stop at the end of the game, and our team got a stop. It's been good."
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