Why Jason Garrett Was Wrong to Run Late vs. New England
Jason Garrett has received a lot of criticism for his decision to call three straight runs while up, 16-13, with 3 minutes 36 seconds to play in Sunday’s game in New England, perhaps the harshest of which came from his boss. “We rolled the dice at the end and went conservative,” the Cowboys’ owner, Jerry Jones, said, ”and it bit us. You always second-guess whether or not we should have tried to run a little offense down there instead of running it three times.”
Jones is often misguided in his critiques of coaches and players, but this one is spot-on.
You can read the rest of this post at the New York Times’ Fifth Down Blog.