ORCHARD PARK, NY - OCTOBER 10: David Garrard #9 of the Jacksonville Jaguars passes against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on October 10, 2010 in Orchard Park, New York. Jacksonville won 36-26. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
In Sunday’s 35-17 Cowboys loss, the Jacksonville Jaguars’ David Garrard completed 17 of 21 passes for four touchdowns--and he ran one in himself. With a 157.9 passer rating, it was statistically the best performance by a quarterback against the Cowboys in the history of the team. Better than John Elway, Joe Montana, and any number of the Hall of Famers that have played against Dallas in their 50 seasons of existence.
If it seemed to you that the Cowboys weren’t “into” the game, you’re not alone. Indeed, after his career day on Sunday, Garrard told Sports Illustrated’s Peter King that he was somewhat surprised by the lethargic performance turned in by this team who, not long ago, were being billed as Super Bowl contenders.
"It just looked like they weren't into the game like an NFL team should be," Garrard said, via the Dallas Morning News. The quote was part of a column in which King implores Jerry Jones to fire head coach Wade Phillips.
At this point, it’s likely that few around Dallas would disagree with him.
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