The Dallas Cowboys lost to the Detroit Lions in shocking and stunning fashion. The Cowboys had the ball with 1:24 left in the game, they ran three run plays and kicked a field goal, trying to put the pressure on the Lions to score a field goal. They could’ve ran another play or punted to get the clock running but they decided not to.
“A lot of people might take issue with [the choice to kick the field goal],” Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said. “But we felt like we would put them in a must situation on scoring a touchdown.”
We all know what happened next. The Lions drove 80-yards down the field in a minute and scored the game winning touchdown. Cowboys fans were stunned by the loss. Jones says, maybe they shouldn’t be.
“When you step back from it, it probably shouldn’t just shock you that they were able to make three big plays and score,” Jones said, via the Dallas Morning News. “You kind of felt like they were ready to have that kind of drive or that kind of possession all day long. But certainly it’s a real tough one for everyone involved. You get that close, even though we want to give them credit, they overcame their turnovers and they played through their turnovers and they were able to take home a great victory for them. This was an important victory and it was a very disappointing loss for us.”