With less than 15 minutes remaining in Sunday night’s season opening loss to the Jets, the Dallas Cowboys were still well in control. After a Sean Lee interception set the Cowboys’ offense up at the one-yard line on the final play of the third quarter, Felix Jones scored his first touchdown of the year to give the Cowboys a 24-10 fourth quarter lead.
17 unanswered points later, the Cowboys were on their way to an 0-1 start.
"We didn't handle the situation at the end of the ball game well," said head coach Jason Garrett, per the Dallas Morning News. "We did things that teams that know how to win games don't do. We turned the ball over had a punt blocked and then turned it over again. We gave them great opportunities."
The Cowboys’ effort wasn’t without its high points certainly, but, reminiscent of last season, the team didn’t come through when it mattered most. Obviously, after the collapse was complete, Garrett was not a happy camper.
"Clearly we need to play at the end of the ball game to help us win the ball game," Garrett said. "At the starting point, we're playing the right way. We just have to handle situational football better. We didn't do that tonight."
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