Sunday, August 28, 2011
Cowboys handle late-game situation
By Todd Archer
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.”