With the Giants’ victory over the Jets rendering the Cowboys-Eagles game meaningless in terms of the playoff picture, Dallas wasn’t taking any chances on Christmas Eve when Tony Romo went down with an injured hand. X-rays on the hand were negative, but Dallas inserted Stephen McGee into the game and didn’t look back. The Cowboys lost, but McGee went 24 of 38 passing for 182 yards and a touchdown, a performance he described, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, as “up and down.”
Romo is expected to return for the division-deciding match-up with the Giants, but McGee may have made a stride in terms of making a case to be the backup quarterback of 2012 and beyond--and, for sure, McGee has the quarterback-speak part of the job down, as evidenced by his comments after the loss to Philly.
“At times, we moved the ball all right,” McGee said. “We had our chances, but it felt like we shot ourselves in the foot today with penalties and just miscues on offense and miscommunication-type deals.
“So it definitely could have been a lot better today, but we’ll go back to the video and throw this one in the trash and be ready for New York.”
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