The AT&T Stadium locker room was a desolate place, occupied by too few words, too few explanations and the stench of a befuddling team that was stubbornly intent on throwing the ball even if it killed ‘em….and it did.
Twitter exploded on Sunday afternoon with calls for more DeMarco Murray and the Cowboys rushing attack. Head coach Jason Garrett didn’t hear it then, but he’s admitting it now.
This will mark Lee’s third missed game of this season and the 16th of his possible 62 career games. Lee is well-aware of how his injury absences impact his team’s struggling defense.
Dallas shut down one of the NFL’s best rushing attacks to beat Oakland, then let Chicago score on the first eight possessions of a 45-28 loss.
Brutal. Demoralizing. Embarrassing. Use the adjective of your choice to describe the Bears dominating 45-28 win over the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night in Chicago.
The math is correct: For the Cowboys to secure their first playoff appearance since 2009, they need a combination of Dallas wins and Philly losses that adds up to four.
With an extended layoff before the team’s next game in Chicago, Jason Garrett and the Dallas Cowboys are ‘hopeful’ that defensive captain Sean Lee will be ready to go.
Backup running back Lance Dunbar, who exploded onto the scene in the 31-24 Thanksgiving Day win over the Raiders, is now likely out for the season with a knee injury that will require surgery.
The Cowboys have to move on from a last-play win over the New York Giants to stay in position to end a three-year playoff drought. The Raiders must forget a last-minute loss to Tennessee that damaged hopes for their first postseason trip since 2002.
Murray easing up as he went out of bounds – he actually did it twice – led coach Jason Garrett to have a rare moment of candor by saying Murray ‘needs to finish runs better.’
After sweeping a divisional opponent with a game-winning field goal as time expires on the road to tie for the division lead, you would expect the head coach to celebrate.
Last week, Jerry Jones said head coach Jason Garrett would return in 2014 regardless of whether the Cowboys ended their three-year playoff drought.