Game Changers: Dez Drops the Ball

The Situation
Dallas at Baltimore, Week 6
4th Q
Ravens lead 31-29
Dallas ball; 2 point conversion attempt


The Play

Dez creates enough separation to give Tony Romo a clear throwing window, but the wideout proceeds to drop the ball.

The Stat: madness ensues

While the Cowboys were somehow able to recover the onside kick and set up for a field goal, they ended up losing the game. The end of the game was exciting to watch, as shown by the WP graph of the fourth quarter.


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3 Responses to “Game Changers: Dez Drops the Ball”

  1. Jon Austin says:

    What was the WPA for that play?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Here's a game changer:

    The Cowboys, down 24-20, had the ball at the Ravens' 35 with 13 seconds left in the 3rd quarter. It was 4th and 5. Garrett chose to intentionally take a delay of game penalty and punt.

    It was one of the most gutless calls I've ever seen.

    The Cowboys always seem to look good on paper/have the talent, but never get there. This year, it's been Dez's dropped balls and poorly run routes and Garrett's stupidly conservative coaching.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I just discovered this site last week. And was watching the ravens-cowboys game with friends and mentioned the great post about Cowboys-AZ game last year, when lo and behold it happens again.

    Can the media please start asking Garrett some tough questions. How was the 34 too far to kick from in the 3rd, when it was just fine in the 4th, and likewise a year before in AZ.

    I understand there's a difference given the time remaining when the decisions were made, But if the head coach is so darn comfortable kicking from a spot that he can let the clock run out two years in a row in crunch-time, it would stand to reason he has the faith to kick from the same spot in less critical situations.

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