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07:26 AM ET 12.16 | Coming out of the game, Tony Romo said it didn't matter who made the mistake, though Cowboys fans may disagree. Cole Beasley said it was his fault [Romo's] last pass was intercepted. "I got to keep running. That was on me. That is all it was," Beasley said. "Stopped when I should have kept going." Beasley, who caught three passes for 19 yards, said he saw a defender where he was going and stopped. ... The play was on second-and-1. Asked if the play was supposed to be a run, Romo said, "No, it's a run call we have. 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."

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December 16, 2013  07:28 AM ET

Romo was threatened by Ware for audibling out of run plays earlier in the season. He just can't help it.

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December 16, 2013  07:45 AM ET

That INT wasn't the one that sealed their fate.

The INT before that when he also audibled out of a running play was the killer.


But... the series at the end of the 3rd period when, after the Packers scored on two consecutive drives, and the play-calling dictated running the damn football and protecting the defense, but instead, three pass plays resulted in two incompletions and a sack... that's where this game turned and someone needs to answer for piss poor play selection. Now - if Romo checked out of running plays there, then I hang this game squarely on him. But until I hear differently, Jason Garrett owns this game.

December 16, 2013  08:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

That INT wasn't the one that sealed their fate. The INT before that when he also audibled out of a running play was the killer. But... the series at the end of the 3rd period when, after the Packers scored on two consecutive drives, and the play-calling dictated running the damn football and protecting the defense, but instead, three pass plays resulted in two incompletions and a sack... that's where this game turned and someone needs to answer for piss poor play selection. Now - if Romo checked out of running plays there, then I hang this game squarely on him. But until I hear differently, Jason Garrett owns this game.

Otis... What did they say about Dez walking off ?

December 16, 2013  08:25 AM ET

That beeping sound in the distance you hear is the bus backing over Romo.

December 16, 2013  08:26 AM ET

And through it all in the dysfunctional NFC East all the cowboys have to do is beat Washington and then the Eagles and be the division champion.

December 16, 2013  08:27 AM ET

There's no shame in losing to the Bears and Packers in consecutive weeks, but there is shame in getting blown out by Josh McCown and allowing Matt Flynn to erase a 23-point halftime lead. One wonders if suicide rates in Big D are spiking.

December 16, 2013  08:32 AM ET
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Otis... What did they say about Dez walking off ?

Not much... he tweeted after the game he had to get away.

I don't blame him. And if the leering press choose to go after him for that then they are looking at the wrong dude. Here's a quote from the Dallas Morning News about who SHOULD be looked at...

"When a reporter sidled up to the Dallas offensive coordinator and began asking a question, Callahan smiled and said, 'I'm not required to speak to the media after the game.'"

December 16, 2013  08:37 AM ET

You could just see this coming. I was watching and told my wife: Watch, this will be interecpted". Boom. Done. I'll bet millions watching said the same thing.

December 16, 2013  08:45 AM ET
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You could just see this coming. I was watching and told my wife: Watch, this will be interecpted". Boom. Done. I'll bet millions watching said the same thing.

+1

Tramon Williams has had a terrible year, but Romo made him look like an All-Pro.

December 16, 2013  08:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Not much... he tweeted after the game he had to get away. I don't blame him. And if the leering press choose to go after him for that then they are looking at the wrong dude. Here's a quote from the Dallas Morning News about who SHOULD be looked at... "When a reporter sidled up to the Dallas offensive coordinator and began asking a question, Callahan smiled and said, 'I'm not required to speak to the media after the game.'"

Callahan sounds a lot like little scamahan.

December 16, 2013  08:51 AM ET

The December curse on Romo continues

December 16, 2013  08:56 AM ET
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And through it all in the dysfunctional NFC East all the cowboys have to do is beat Washington and then the Eagles and be the division champion.

They're done.

They let McCown and Flynn carve them up.

Cousins and Foles will have field days.

December 16, 2013  09:00 AM ET

Every so often, I hear or read something about how Romo is unfairly maligned because of how he's failed to win "the big one."

This game was the definitive example of why he gets that criticism.

December 16, 2013  09:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

But until I hear differently, Jason Garrett owns this game.

THIS^^^^^^^^^^^

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December 16, 2013  09:13 AM ET
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They're done.

They let McCown and Flynn carve them up.

Cousins and Foles will have field days.

Might as well not even bother to dress the punters... They won't be needed.

December 16, 2013  09:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Callahan sounds a lot like little scamahan.

Complete lack of accountability.

From the Owner down to the coaches down to the players.

December 16, 2013  09:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

That INT wasn't the one that sealed their fate. The INT before that when he also audibled out of a running play was the killer.

The audible wasn't the only bad decision on that play - on the throw itself, he looked like he was off-balance, still reeling from nearly avoiding a sack, anxious to get the ball out of his hand without much regard to where it went. Regardless, it was a perfect time to pull a Romo, at last in this Packers' fan's opinion

 
December 16, 2013  09:16 AM ET

Garret was just following JJ's advice:

"The Cowboys need to find a way to better utilize quarterback Tony Romo and his unique skills."

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