Cowboys abandoned run even before halftime

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) reacts after getting sacked in the fourth quarter during...

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) reacts after getting sacked in the fourth quarter during NFL action against the Green Bay Packers at AT&T Stadium. (Matthew Emmons/USA TODAY Sports)

JOHN KRYK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:32 PM ET

America was still buzzing Monday, and Dallas sports fans still burning mad, after the historic collapse of America’s Team on Sunday.

The Cowboys squandered a 26-3 halftime lead to fall 37-36 to the Green Bay Packers — the greatest comeback in Green Bay’s history, the worst collapse in Dallas’.

Rightly, criticism centred not so much on Tony Romo, who threw interceptions on two of his last three throws, but rather on why the Cowboys would practically abandon the running game in the second half, after it had been so successful in the first two quarters.

DeMarco Murray ripped through the Packers defence for 93 yards in the first half, averaging 8.5 yards per handoff.

Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett on Monday admitted it was a mistake to throw on 23 of 30 second-half plays, when they had a double-digit lead for all of the third quarter and chunks of the fourth.


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