Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett obviously isn’t happy with his team’s performance in the 49-17 loss to the Saints on Sunday night, but he denies the idea that they quit in the second half.
Those who believe the team did quit would probably point to the Saints’ drive in the fourth quarter, when the home team drove 78 yards on eight runs, as evidence. But Garrett says, No, his guys were simply worn out by that point.
“Yeah, they’re a very strong offensive line and they came off the ball and they blocked us really well,” Garrett said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “We didn’t get off the blocks. We didn’t shed blocks. We didn’t maintain our gap control. We didn’t tackle very well really throughout the ball game, particularly in the second half. When they’re on the field for 40 minutes, and we’re on the field for 20, because we go 0-for-9 on third down and don’t sustain drives, over time, when they start running the football, it’s hard to stop them.
“Guys are working as hard they can work and trying to win and do all that stuff. But obviously they did a better job executing and we didn’t do a good enough job executing.”
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