Quarterback Tony Romo said he ran a sneak on first down because he thought it was third down.
He said he wasn’t told it was first down.
“It was a pretty nice spot they gave us, I think, on that one,” he said. “I wish they would have told us as we were getting up there. They were pretty late with the whole process.”
He joked: “It added to our rushing total.”
It didn’t amuse coach Jason Garrett too much at the time. The camera caught him apparently saying, “C’mon, now,” on the sideline.
The Cowboys are not a big quarterback sneak team. Romo ran in a touchdown on a similar play last year against Tampa Bay, and Garrett said at the time that Romo has some discretion for that kind of play.
-- Carlos Mendez