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News: ST: Cowboys coach Jason Garrett explains clock management decisions at end of Redskins game

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  1. NewsBot

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    Jerry Jones criticized Jason Garrett’s clock management at the end of Monday’s win against the Redskins

    Garrett said Darren McFadden threw things off kilter when he ran out of bounds, stopping the clock

    The Cowboys didn’t instruct McFadden to go down short of the goal line

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  2. WoodysGirl

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    The explanation...
     
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  3. CATCH17

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    Why did I click....
     
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  5. dogberry

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    Is newsbot not linking to the Dallas Morning News anymore?
     
  6. WoodysGirl

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    DMN changed their feed due to them revamping their site. Not sure if it comes back. We can still manually post articles from there, tho.
     
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  7. robjay04

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    Didn't care as much about the clock issues as I did the calls on the goal line situation set up by the Dez catch. That was inexcusable for me. You gotta give Dez another shot since you almost had him on first down if not for the deflection.
     
  8. skinsscalper

    skinsscalper Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. And, even if you don't target Dez again, at least run out of a 3 WR set. Give the defense something to think about other than "I got this". Those runs were so predictable that my 7 year old nephew knew they were coming. That's my problem with Garrett. He relies too much on his players to over power rather than forcing the defense to make a decision. The game is about creating mismatches. All too often Garrett gives the defense the advantage by taking the guess work out of the equation.
     
  9. Dave_in-NC

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    what we wanted to do was play football at that point. We felt like they were going to play football. One of the reasons we thought they were going to play football is they had some success in short-yardage situations earlier. Sometimes, when you get in that mode, ‘Ok make the first but don’t score,’ what happens is you don’t come off the ball, you don’t make the first. So what we wanted to do, given what we thought they would do to try to play defense, we wanted to come off and have our best football play.

    Who knew they were playing football?
     
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  10. khiladi

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    How does that throw things off the kilter? This guy is such a politician.

    So he blames McFadden the drive prior and then gives a convoluted explanation about how he didn't tell McFadden to fall down. But he did say they practice the play to make it look like he knew what he was doing I guess, even though they didn't do it..

    Does this guy ever say "I made a mistake."
     
  11. Dave_in-NC

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    Well in his defense he KNEW the skins would play FOOTBALL.
     
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  12. Floatyworm

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    Not only that.....but we have the worst blocking TEs in the league. and I'm not joking. Throw in Doug Free...and you have your recipe for disaster:banghead:
     
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  13. khiladi

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    I'm just shaking my head that this guy gave us what probably amounted to a 15 minute lecture in absolutely hot air.

    Just admit you made a mistake, but it worked out and move on...
     
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  14. SultanOfSix

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    "So it’s second-and-1 and they still have their two timeouts, so the thinking becomes, ‘We need to get the first down now.’ If we run it, they call timeout; we run it, they call timeout. All of a sudden we’re kicking a field goal and they get it back and we’re up three with over a minute, and in this league teams go down the field and kick game-tying field goals in those situations. So it was incumbent upon us to make a first down after that."

    Wow. Just wow.

    Does he know how to count time?
     
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  15. big dog cowboy

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    I still don't understand why Cassel just didn't take 3 straight knees, run the Redskins out of timeouts, run the clock down to only a few seconds left, kick the field goal, kick off into the end zone, watch the Redskins run one of those stupid pass the ball around the field plays while the clock hits 0:00, then we win the game. What is so damn hard about that?
     
  16. Denim Chicken

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    They should hire a clock management consultant.
     
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  17. Wolfpack

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    Jason has never said he's messed up ever. Not going to, he's stubborn.
     
  18. BHendri5

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    Wow, you people are worse than dumb and dumber
     
  19. cml750

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    It would have gotten them to the playoffs in Garrett's first 3 seasons. It is sad that it is necessary but if Jerry keeps Garrett it is almost a necessity.
     
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  20. birdwells1

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    I was confused by this statement at first but I think he meant that if we ran the ball and didn't get the first down.
     
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