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Anybody have flashbacks to the Arizona game of last year? I did.

Last year it was 90% on Garret and 10% on Romo. 50 yard field goals are not chip shots. Last year, we had plenty of time and 2 time outs to get closer.

This year, I give it 50%-50%. This wasn't a play called from no huddle. We just got the penalty to bring us within field goal range and the clock was stopped with. Whatever you do, you do not run a play that'll only get you a couple of yards while still being inbounds. Garrett should have never called that play, and Romo should have never thrown the ball. You would rather have the ball hit the ground at the feet of the receiver than have him catch the ball inbounds. Heck, it is still a bad play if Dez picks up 5 yards because you are still forced to burn a time out or clock it.

With 26 seconds left and a timeout in your pocket, you should be kicking the field goal on 4th down (if you don't get enough yardage for a first down) – not on second down. There was plenty of time to run three plays (or more) before attempting a field goal.

First mistake … the play design.

Second mistake … the play execution

Third mistake … you have to call timeout immediately. When Dez doesn't get anything … either immediately call timeout, clock it, or run a play. Twice in two years Dallas throws away chances to get more yards before attempting to kick a game winning field goal and both times end up missing 50 yarders.

You seriously have to question Garrett's ability to be a play caller in this league. These are scenarios that he should have gone over time and time again in the offseason and preseason. There should be no hesitation on the part of both Romo and Garrett as to what needs to be done with this scenario. Romo should be the extension of Garrett on the field, and if Romo doesn't know what Garrett wants to do, that is an indictment of Garrett's preparedness.

Finally, this "new format" of a website exposes its Achilles' heel. So many people are hitting this website right now that it has been 10 minutes and the website cannot even load. It is way too heavy on unneeded graphics that the servers just cannot handle the load. I've got so much time to type I've converted what was initially going to be a fan shot into a fan post.

The Cowboys overcame a lot of adversity to get a chance to win this game. It is a shame that the QB/coach blow this opportunity because they aren't on the same page (or maybe they haven't opened the book) on what needs to be done in these end-of-game scenarios.

Another user-created commentary provided by a BTB reader.

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