Monday, December 16, 2013
Three up, Three down
By Calvin Watkins
After a 37-36 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday afternoon, the Dallas Cowboys have moved to a 7-7 mark with two games to play.
With that, we tell you who played well and who didn't in our weekly Three Up, Three Down.
Dan Bailey: Is he the MVP of the season? He made five field goals on Sunday and tied a franchise-record with his sixth field goal of 50 or more yards. Bailey has made 17 consecutive field goals this season. A stunning effort.
DeMarco Murray: We don't blame the starting running back for being mad on Sunday. He carried 18 times for 134 yards with one touchdown. But the Cowboys acted as if he left the field before the game ended. He touched the ball only seven times in the second half, and his quarterback, Tony Romo, changed a run play to a pass resulting in an interception.
George Selvie: It's hard to credit anybody on this poor defense, but the starting defensive end, who left the game with back spasms, had one sack, two tackles for loss and six tackles.
Tony Romo: He threw two fourth-quarter interceptions, under threw several receivers on deep passes, and since 2006 has seven interceptions with the game tied or his team behind by one possession in the fourth quarter or overtime. Romo is a good quarterback but not a clutch one.
Bill Callahan: The play-caller didn't want to speak after the game. How could he defend himself after calling fewer than 10 run plays in the second half? We assume Romo changed a few more run plays other than the one that led to an interception. Callahan has endured too many problems as the play-caller. The Cowboys should have stuck with Jason Garrett.
DeMarcus Ware: Ware wanted to remind us he's still a tough cover. One tackle, zero sacks and one pressure. He gets paid too much and is too respected in the league to have a bad outing like this. Clay Matthews disappeared a bit too on Sunday, but in the end he was in Romo's face and finished with a half sack.