Cowboys Blow Lead, Lose To Packers
POSTED: Sunday, December 15, 2013 - 10:49pm
UPDATED: Sunday, December 15, 2013 - 10:50pm
(El Paso) — Dallas created some team history on Sunday becoming the very first Cowboy team to lead by 20 points at the half and lose the game.
Despite a 37-36 defeated, the Cowboys can still win the NFC East and host a playoff game if they can close our the regular season with wins at Washington and against Philadelphia.
A 23 point half time lead evaporated as Green Bay quarterback Matt Flynn threw four second half touchdown passes, setting up Eddie Lacy's 1-yard touchdown 91 seconds remaining in the game.
Tony Romo lived the flip side of the dream performance in the second half. The Dallas Quarterback passed for 348 yards with two touchdowns but threw a pair of interceptions including one to Green Bay's Tramon Williams that ended any Dallas comeback.
Jason Garrett, Dallas Coach: "Disappointing loss, there's no question about that. Independent of what anybody else does around the league, we focus on what we do. We played very well in the first half and gave ourselves a great opportunity to win this ballgame by how well we played early. We didn't play well in the second half. It's as simple as that. We didn't get stops on defense, We didn't sustain enough drives on offense. We kicked too many field goals. Ultimately, they made the plays and we didn't."
Tony Romo, Dallas Quarterback: "I think you're always angry after you lose. Always disappointed, always frustrated, all that stuff. You got to figure out how to be better. We've had some big wins, we've had a couple of tough losses this year. This obviously falls in that tough loss category. We still control what we feel like we can get done. It just doesn't feel like it right now because we let one slip away."
Mike McCarthy, Green Bay Coach: "The thing that jumps out to me is the adversity. Halftime... the calls... the penalties, not penalties, the challenges... the ball just didn't bounce our way, and our guys just stayed after it. Very proud once again of our football team."
Matt Flynn, Green Bay Quarterback: "What a feeling. We were all just kind of sitting around at the end taking knees like 'is this real, is this happening?' We fought so hard and playing so bad in the first half and coming out in that second half and playing like we did, offensively and defensively really says a lot about this team."