Journalists and fans of the Dallas Cowboys were collectively frothing at the mouth for answers after watching the team squander a 23-point first half lead to the Green Bay Packers at home on Sunday.
As announcers Joe Buck and Troy Aikman noted repeatedly late in the game, the Cowboys abandoned the run in the second half despite having the aforementioned lead--and despite the fact that DeMarco Murray had 93 yards on 11 carries in the first half. In the second half, Murray ran it just seven times and finished with 134 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries.
Those who were looking for answers as to why the Cowboys would make such an inexplicable move got very little from head coach Jason Garrett.
“Certainly, it didn’t work out well for us,” Garrett said, per the Dallas Morning News. “We’ll go back and look at what we did.”
Garrett no longer calls the plays, of course. That duty is handled by offensive coordinator Bill Callahan, but Garrett can hear the play calls through his headset.
“We wanted to mix run and pass,” Garrett said. “We’ll go back and evaluate and see how well we did that.”
Spoiler alert, coach: Not very well.
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