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October 16, 2012

Cowboys not proving they can finish

IRVING, Texas — For all the Dallas Cowboys did right, they botched the ending.

After recovering an onside kick and benefiting from a pass interference call, the Cowboys were at the Baltimore 34 with 26 seconds left and a timeout remaining.

From there, they managed only a 1-yard pass play before Dan Bailey missed a 51-yard field goal attempt.

“We left too much meat on the bone there. We needed to get more than 1 yard when we had one timeout and 26 seconds,” coach Jason Garrett said Monday after reviewing the 31-29 road loss against the Ravens.

“It starts with the play call that I had and then it really goes from there.”

There should have been plenty of time to try to get a few extra yards.

Instead, on a play when Miles Austin and Kevin Ogletree had vertical routes on opposite sides of the field, Tony Romo threw a 1-yard pass to Dez Bryant.

With precious seconds ticking away, Bryant appeared to be urging the referee for a better spot while Ogletree and Austin showed no apparent urgency with only slow jogs to get back to the line for another play.

“I know Miles and I both feel bad about what happened, because we know the outcome,” Ogletree said. “We know we missed the field goal and how close that was and how precious yardage was at the end of the day. So getting back to the line of scrimmage, maybe getting the play called, I think this will all be great for us going forward in learning a lesson.”

Austin declined to talk to reporters in the locker room Monday, refusing even when asked to offer any explanation about what happened.

Garrett said the receivers have to understand the situation and get back to the line as quickly as possible. But Garrett said coaches also have to communicate things better, and it has to be communicated better in the huddle as well.

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