The Green Bay Packers completed the biggest comeback in franchise history – tied actually, at 23 points – against the Dallas Cowboys with a 1-yard Eddie Lacy touchdown run with 1:31 remaining. It was the fact that they even had a chance to complete the resurgence and win 37-36 that left Dallas players, coaches, and fans alike reeling in disgust.
No stranger to late game collapse, Tony Romo did it again with two fourth quarter interceptions. The first helped set up the Lacy game-clincher, and the second effectively ended the ball game.
After the second pick from Romo, perpetually fiery wide receiver Dez Bryant was none-too-happy. So unhappy in fact that he stormed off the field in a huff with over a minute left on the clock.
Well, Bryant explained his early exit in a Twitter post not too long after the game. Apparently it wasn’t because of Romo.
I walked back to the locker room because I was emotional…it had nothing to do with my teammates we had it… We fought and didn't finish
— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) December 16, 2013
Bryant had a great game for Dallas. The Cowboys’ leading receiver caught 11 passes for 153 yards and scored on a 5-yard pass from Romo with 7:55 left in the fourth quarter.
Owner and general manager Jerry Jones also expressed his displeasure after the game that saw Dallas fall to 7-7 and remain a game behind Philadelphia (8-6) for the NFC East’s lone playoff spot. The Eagles also lost, 48-30, to the Minnesota Vikings.
“This is one of the hardest losses that I’ve experienced. That’s a shame that we’ve lost that ballgame,” Jones said, in a report from the Associated Press. “When you have that kind of lead and you are playing well, and we were playing well, then it’s a shame to lose a ballgame like that.”
Still, if Dallas can pull out two more victories — including in the final week against Philadelphia — they can clinch an NFC East crown and playoff spot.