Head coach Jason Garrett did manage to find a few bright spots to take from a highly disappointing 30-21 loss to the Chargers in San Diego on Sunday. Namely, the running game, the passing game and the offensive front.
Quarterback Tony Romo went 27 for 37 for 244 yards and a pair of touchdowns, a rating of 108.4. Romo, DeMarco Murray and Lance Dunbar combined for 92 yards on the ground. Particularly deserving of praise, according to Garrett, was Romo--who he said has found the thin line between being aggressive and reckless.
“I think you can make big plays without turning the ball over,” Garrett said of Romo, per ESPN Dallas. “I think over Tony’s career he’s demonstrated that. He’s had a number of years where he’s had a high touchdown total and a low interception total. And that’s obviously what we’re going for.
“I think we’re playing better than we have in a long time on the offensive line. They have some marquee rushers on that San Diego defensive front. We did a good job of slowing those guys down. I thought he had time to throw the football and so in that kind of balance that we have, if we’re running it, if we’re protecting it, I believe you can make some of those plays. We’ve just got to do that on a more consistent basis.”
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