Monday, November 12, 2012
Points not easy for Cowboys offense
By Todd Archer
PHILADELPHIA -- The Cowboys scored a season-high 38 points Sunday at Philadelphia but that does not mean all was well with the offense.
While it was the most points the Cowboys have scored since beating Buffalo, 44-7, on Nov. 13, 2011, the offense came up with 17 of those points -- two Tony Romo touchdowns and a Dan Bailey field goal.
The Cowboys were 1-for-2 in the red zone against the Eagles after failing to score on two trips at Atlanta the previous week.
“It’s an area we still need to do a better job there,” tight end Jason Witten said. “We were only down there the one time when we didn’t score. Just not getting a lot of opportunities. It’s just been like that this year. We’re not executing well enough to win. That’s been tough.”
Romo had a different look on the output.
“You can’t go by that only because we don’t play the last two or three drives because we’re trying to run the clock down, so that takes shape a little bit,” said Romo, who did not throw a pass in the fourth quarter. “I always look at the teams who had a great offense or who are up there and usually they lead the league in (defensive) turnovers or they’re near the top at least.”