Cowboys can’t complete comeback, fall to Ravens


Coming off their bye week, the Dallas Cowboys looked to rebound strong from their embarrassing loss at home against the Chicago Bears. Luckily for the Giants, they failed miserably.

The Cowboys were going up against one of the best teams in the league, the Baltimore Ravens.

Overall, the Cowboys outplayed the Ravens in this game. They had possession of the ball for over 40 minutes of the game but their time management was beyond awful. Tony Romo and the offense took their time with each play and it ended up being costly. Almost each snap of the ball was with one second left on the play clock.

Dallas had a total of 481 yards against a banged up Baltimore defense. Baltimore took some serious loses during this game. The cornerbacks Ladarius Webb and  Jimmy Smith,  along with defensive tackle Haloti Ngata and legendary middle linebacker Ray Lewis all left the game with injuries.

Even though the Ravens were outplayed, they never lost the lead in the second half. In the fourth quarter, Dallas scored during their final drive and attempted to tie the game up with a 2-point conversion, but failed. The touchdown made the score 31-29.

Out of desperation, the Cowboys went with the onside kick. Luckily, they recovered.

Dallas had the ball on their own 46 and after an incomplete pass; Baltimore was charged with defensive pass interference. The penalty moved the Cowboys up to the Baltimore 34. Romo completed a 1-yard pass to move them slightly closer.

With six seconds left on the clock, Dan Bailey lined up for the game winning 51-yard field goal but missed wide left to give Baltimore the victory, 31-29.

This game just goes to show that the Cowboys can play with the best of them, but when it comes down to closing, they just can’t seal the deal.

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  • Roids

    Cowboys failed on a long field goal, just like the Giants did against the Eagles. The moral of the story: Don’t put yourself in that position. If the Cowboys beat the Giants in two weeks, they have the inside track to the division.