After the Dallas Cowboys lost to the Green Bay Packers in glorious fashion, giving up a 23-point lead, there was a lot of finger pointing. After the game it seemed like head coach Jason Garrett threw quarterback Tony Romo under the bus.
From Bryan Broaddus of the team’s official website:
Garrett just said that Romo changed the play on the last interception…should have been a run call.
— Bryan Broaddus (@BryanBroaddus) December 16, 2013
From ESPN Dallas:
“The idea was to run the ball and make them use the clock,” Garrett said of the Cowboys’ fourth-quarter strategy. “Run it, and then if we have to throw it, throw high percentage passes to keep the clock going and make them use their timeouts.
“Tony threw a pass on what we call a smoke — or a flash — that we have accompanying runs if he gets a bad look. That’s what happened on the interception. It was a run call that he threw the ball on.”
Apparently those comments didn’t immediately make their way to Romo. ESPN’s Ed Werder has reported that there is tension between the two since Romo found out.
Tony Romo said he was unaware of Jason Garrett singling him out for fateful decision last week, but I’m told there’s tension between them.
— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) December 22, 2013
If the tension becomes a Washington Redskins like struggle, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones could be forced to make a tough decision backing one or the other and parting ways with the loser. The seemingly obvious choice would be to fire head coach Jason Garrett, especially if their end of season slump continues and they miss the playoffs.