Monday, September 28, 2009
Cowboys' Choice taking over
By Dan Graziano
Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley
ARLINGTON, Texas -- If the Cowboys hold on to win this game, remember that last catch and run by Tashard Choice. He ran through the arm tackle of Panthers cornerback Captain Munnerlyn on third-and-8 to keep this drive alive. With Felix Jones nursing an injured knee, Choice pretty much took over the game.
Kudos to offensive coordinator Jason Garrett for realizing that he didn't have to put this game in Tony Romo's hands. Just the get the ball in the hands of Jones and Choice and let them do the heavy lifting. That was a really nice school-yard play by Romo when he escaped pressure and then threw it back across the field to Choice.
And right as I'm praising Garrett, he calls for passes twice from the 1-yard line and the Cowboys have to settle for a field goal. Choice gained three yards on first down to the 1-yard line. Why in the world did the Cowboys not hand the ball to Choice?