After their season came to an all-too-abrupt end on Sunday with a 26-21 loss to the Packers in Green Bay, the Dallas Cowboys defense was left to think about missed opportunities.
All season long, the no-name defensive unit relied on solid, consistent tackling to reach a level of respectability--this after being historically bad in 2013--but the tackling came up short in several instances in the loss.
“I feel like we did a good job, but obviously not good enough,” safety JJ Wilcox said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “We came out with a loss and they got the win. We’ve got to improve.”
For Wilcox, the most regrettable missed chance came late in the third quarter when, on a 3rd and 15, he missed a tackle that allowed Green Bay’s Davante Adams to go 46 yards for a touchdown that cut the Cowboys’ lead to one.
“I missed a tackle,” Wilcox said. “It’s as simple as that. It’s a team effort, but I’ve got to step up and make plays. I’ve got to make it.”
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