Cowboys handle late-game situation

August, 28, 2011
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IRVING, Texas -- Throughout training camp, coach Jason Garrett has put his players through a myriad of different situations, especially ones at the end of a game.

So far, two of the Cowboys’ three preseason games have come down to the final possession. Stephen McGee hit Dwayne Harris for a 13-yard TD pass with 15 seconds to play and Martin Rucker with the game-winning two-point conversion against Denver.

On Saturday, the defense stopped Minnesota on a possible game-winning drive by keeping tight end Allen Reisner from getting to the sideline to stop the clock after s 19-yard catch.

“I thought we handled the situational football at the end of the game very well,” Jason Garrett said. “That play at the end of the game was a good example of they catch the ball in bounds [and] we tackle them, clock runs out. Understanding the situation and handling it the right way.”

Todd Archer

ESPN Dallas Cowboys reporter

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