The Cowboys' decision to go after perennial Pro Bowler Champ Bailey in the end zone on the last two plays is being questioned by more than just the local media. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, whose team plays the Broncos this week, was watching the game and commented about it Monday.
"Late i the game, I was watching, and they threw those two slants at the end, and I'm just thinking, 'Man, if there's one guy you don't want to pick on, it's Champ," Brady said Monday during an appearance on Boston's WEEI radio. "I can't imagine you go into a game thinking, 'Oh, let's really go after this guy, see if he can make some plays."
Bailey has 44 career interceptions, including one on Sunday; Sam Hurd, the intended receiver on those two slants, has 28 career catches.
"It wasn't like we specifically said we wanted to attack him," Hurd said. "It was just we took what they were giving us. Some coaches are scared and intimidated by a guy, but you can't be that way. It's football. We got what we wanted and tried to take advantage of it."
-- Charean Williams