The Dallas Cowboys lost to the Green Bay Packers in glorious fashion on Sunday. One of the criticisms against the Cowboys was that they stopped running the ball. Had they kept the ball on the ground they could’ve worn down the clock and given the Packers less time for a comeback.
Even the Packers defense was shocked they gave up the run.
“The last four weeks, nobody could stop it — their zone (running) scheme. And they gave up on it. We’re just happy they did. We were, like, ‘OK, we’ll take it,’ ” Green Bay defensive lineman Ryan Pickett said after the game, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
Cowboys legend Emmitt Smith said he’d be upset if he was Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray.
“Oh, I’d be hot.” Smith said, via ESPN Dallas. “Oh, I’d be so mad. I really would be extremely mad.
“And I’m mad just thinking about how we lost the game. Notice I said we lost the game. It’s not like Green Bay took it from us. We actually gave them a chance to come back and play.”
“At the end of the day, you’ve got to be able to run the football,” Smith said. “You have to if you want to go anywhere. Yeah, throwing the ball is great. It looks good, it’s fun, you can market your players, your quarterback.
“But I always go back to the fundamental question: What does it take to win? Who are the winningest organizations in the history of the game and what style of football did they play?”