The Cowboys set a team record for yards in a half with 332 in the first half. Dallas led 26-3 at the intermission, game over right? Nope.
The Packers received the ball and on their first play Eddie Lacy hits a 60 yard run to set the tone. Green Bay went on a 21-3 run to get back in to the ballgame. The Cowboys had success running the ball with DeMarco Murray but AGAIN refuse to stick to it. They continued to air it out and they took no time off of the clock. With just over 4 minutes left in the game and a 5 point lead, do the Cowboys run the ball? Not a chance. On 2 and 6, with Murray running the ball well, Romo drops back and throws a pick. You could not make this stuff up. Green Bay marches the 50 yards and scores the go-ahead touchdown. After a failed two-point conversion the Packers led 37-36.
The Cowboys got the ball back with 1:30 left in the game and one timeout remaining. Romo threw another pick and there you have it. Another disastrous outing from this pathetic team. There is no excuse for the Cowboys as to how this game was called and how they managed to collapse again.
Sure the Cowboys had several injuries, scrubs like Cameron Lawrence playing Linebacker. Our old pal Jeff Heath was out there again, accomplishing nothing. The abandonment of the running game in this ball game is the sole reason for this loss and there are questions that need to be answered. Since Jason Garrett now relays the calls to Tony Romo, this loss falls squarely on his shoulders.
Up and Down
Dan Bailey, K: He might be the best player on this squad, he was a perfect 4 for 4 on his attempts.
Dez Bryant, WR: He had a good game and it was long overdue.
DeMarco Murray. RB: If he played on any other team in the NFL he would be a Pro Bowler.
Tony Romo, QB: He can’t seem to connect on any long balls anymore, perhaps that is why he does not attempt them anymore.
DeMarcus Ware, DE: His horrible season continued on Sunday, no production at all.
Jason Garrett/ Bill Callahan: The miss-use of the running game should cost both of these men their jobs.