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August 27, 2011

Garretty says Cowboys played good 'situational football'

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett liked the way his team responded to “situational football” in Saturday night’s preseason game against the Vikings.

He has stressed an understanding of scenarios to the Cowboys in practice.

“That play at the end of the game was a good example,” Garrett said. “They catch the ball inbounds, we tackle them, the clock runs out. Understanding the situation, handling it the right way.”

Two of Garrett’s goals are to make the Cowboys a good fourth-quarter team and to make sure they know the value of turnovers, such as the blocked field goal by Gerald Sensebaugh and return for a touchdown by Alan Ball.

“When you make a big play in the kicking game like we did – obviously blocking a field goal and running it back for a touchdown is a huge play, and then when you create a couple of turnovers and you take care of the football – you have a good chance of winning ballgames,” Garrett said. “So I think that was a good thing for us, to understand as a team.”

-- Carlos Mendez

Twitter @calexmendez



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