There were plenty of regrets hanging around the home locker room at AT&T Stadium on Sunday, after the Cowboys watched a 23-point halftime lead disappear, ultimately falling to the visiting Packers 37-36.
Tony Romo told reporters after the loss that he shouldn’t have checked out of the running play that was sent in on the final offensive play of the game. Romo, of course, changed the play to a pass and promptly threw an interception, ending the game.
“It's a run call we have,” Romo explained, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “We’ll have it up three to five to six times a game where you will throw the ball because you get a bad look into the run. That’s a time, when I look back now, we should have run the ball because I threw an interception. We shouldn’t ever give them a chance to have the ball. We’ve got to get better. I’ve got to do better than that. It’s tough.”
Had Dallas stayed with the run on that play, it would’ve been just the eighth time the team called a running play in the second half, which remains pretty inexplicable, considering the team opened the half up 26-3.
"The idea was to run the ball and make them use clock,” Garrett said. “Run it, and then if we have to throw it, throw high percentage passes to keep the clock going and make them use their timeouts. Tony threw a pass on what we call a smoke or a flash, that we have accompanying runs for if he gets a bad look. That’s what happened on the interception, it was a run call that he threw the ball on.”
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