The end of the Ravens game on Sunday when the Cowboys tried to run another play but couldn’t before a failed 51-yard field goal by Dan Bailey had many question coach Jason Garrett’s clock management.
Dez Bryant caught a pass with roughly 16 seconds left at the Baltimore 34 and the Cowboys had a timeout left. The ideal situation would have had the Cowboys run a play to get in position for a closer field goal and then call a timeout.
But the quarterback Tony Romo led the clock run down and the Cowboys called a timeout with :06 left to set up the field goal.
“What we were trying to do there is what we talked about before the play,” Garrett said. “We had one timeout left so we had the ability to throw inside and Tony was going to get them on the ball as quickly as we could, knowing that we had one in our picket. We just took too long for everybody to get unpiled, so it got down into single digits. So we said ‘take it down to the four seconds and bang the timeout’. We couldn’t get it run as quickly as we wanted to.”