ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 9: Cornerback Mike Jenkins #21 of the Dallas Cowboys breaks up a pass intended for wide receiver DeSean Jackson #10 of the Philadelphia Eagles during the 2010 NFC wild-card playoff game at Cowboys Stadium on January 9, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
On Sunday, the Dallas Cowboys sealed their victory over the Washington Redskins with a Terence Newman interception, the team’s second pick of Rex Grossman of the day, the latest bit of evidence that, for whatever reason, under Jason Garrett, the turnover--the interception, in particular--has returned.
In six games since Garrett took over for Wade Phillips on November 8, the Cowboys have snagged 12 interceptions, turnovers that have played no small role in bailing out what has been a completely uninspired defense in four of the six games Dallas has played under Garrett this season.
On Sunday, the defense again faced its share of struggles, but due in no small to three turnovers, were actually able to salvage the victory.
“It was a roller coaster ride,” said linebacker Keith Brooking. “It was good to see our defense step up there at the end and get the ball back for our offense. We had some critical times in the middle of the game where they were getting some yardage and making some plays but as opposed to last week we got it done today. It wasn’t pretty but it was a great win.”
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