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And This is How a Heart Breaks

The Cowboys showed up to play, for at least a half, but after that there isn’t much to talk about. Tony Romo looked good through most of the game, though there were a few spots where he should have thrown the ball away rather than hold onto it and take the sack, but ultimately the offensive line should be taking a lot of the heat.

In the first half of the game the Giants could not touch Tony Romo. The Cowboys were able to go on a 20 play drive to take the lead, then a 12 play drive to get a game leading field goal in the third quarter. Untimely penalties however would set the Cowboys back several times in the second half, usually after the Cowboys were able to pick up a big gain. Patrick Crayton didn’t help matters much with two big drops one of them likely would have gone for a score.

Still there was the worst call of the game coming on the first drive in the first quarter. In offsides call that wasn’t really an offsides. It’s not the first time DeMarcus Ware has been called offsides when the ball was snapped at the same time he was moving. You’d think as the season progressed the refs would wise up to that, but I guess now. Still one play should never determine the outcome of the game. The Cowboys needed to play better, and they did not.

It wasn’t a Romo loss, it wasn’t an offensive line loss (though they played a huge part in the loss) it was a team loss. The team lost control of the game, control over their emotions. It seemed at points in the second half they lost track of what was going on. This one is going to sting for awhile, maybe even longer than last years Seahawks’ loss. But this is a young Cowboys team, and while their Super Bowl aspirations have been shot for this year, they can still get better.

There will be plenty of time to reflect on this one loss, in what was the biggest test of the season for the Cowboys and their worst failure, and it starts now. I can say one good thing did come from this game, we all finally got to see what Marion Barber can do if he starts. Too bad that it had to come in what would be the Cowboys last game of the season. Tomorrow the off season begins for the Cowboys and in a few months we will all start getting excited again for next season. Until then, the heart break continues.

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4 Responses to “And This is How a Heart Breaks”

  1. Chris says:

    Did watch the game?

    Tony unraveled. For not the first, but second time! The Giants rattled him.
    Eli was cool, Tony choked.

  2. gEErOj says:

    Did you watch the game?

    Eli had protection. Romo did not.

  3. Gene says:

    All I ever wanted
    Had to get away
    Meant to be spent alone

    A week without you
    Thought I’d forget
    Two weeks without you and I
    Still haven’t gotten over you yet
    Thanks Jessica your truly a packer fan!

  4. Nate Acreman says:

    Thank you for your comment on Cowboys Gab first and foremost. It’s for your commenting pleasure that I write. Yes I did watch the game. I watched two key passes fall out of Patrick Crayton’s hands and saw Terrell Owens also drop passes. I also recall seeing several defensive players for the Giants cramming through that offensive line on a regular basis in the second half. I’ll grant that Tony Romo made some mistakes in that game, trying to make something happen when there was nothing there, but it was the team as a whole that failed. The QB can throw to his receivers but he has to have time to make his reads before he throws. It’s up to the offensive line to provide him that time, when they do, as you saw in the first half of the game he is really good. When they don’t you see an average QB who struggles. Funny how it works out like that isn’t it? I also noticed that the Cowboys passing game was more efficient when Marion Barber was able to run, as has been the case for most of the season. When the running game went down hill so did the passing game, it does seem to happen that way with every team in the NFL.

    The truth is, a lot of other players were choking in that game and it would be unfair to put the entire blame on Tony Romo. For the most part he was extremely accurate. He threw an interception on 4th down to end the game. Had the ball been dropped by the receiver would it have made much difference? It was a bad play call, the Cowboys were going for a TD instead of a first down. So I’ll stand by what I said, but feel free to see things your way. As I said from the beginning, I write for your comments.

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