Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett showed some emotion yesterday besides doing his usual golf clap and pat on the back. Late in the third quarter Garrett was flagged for throwing down the red flag with some force. I think he told the official he’s seen better eyes on a potato. The unsportsmanlike conduct penalty didn’t hurt the Cowboys on their first down and 25 play. Dak Prescott hit Ezekiel Elliott for a 26 yarder on the next play. In your face ref and first down baby! I personally think Garrett should have used the flag in the first half when the Packers tight end got one foot down and his but landed on the line.
The Cowboys were their own worst enemy yesterday with the mistakes they made throughout the game. It started in the first quarter when Prescott threw the first of his three interception on what looked like a promising drive. The first one I don’t blame on Prescott. Amari Cooper had his hands on the ball and should have hauled it in for a touchdown. Cooper admitted he took his eye off the ball because he thought he was going to score easily. One of the other interceptions I blame on Prescott because he forced the ball and got picked.
After being down 31-3 to Green Bay the Cowboys stormed back. The official obviously missed the pass interference on Michael Gallup when the third pick was made but Garrett had no other challenges. The Cowboys were penalized multiple times to kill drives. Then the last straw came when the kicker Brett Maher missed the field goal in the final two minutes of play. One thing I can say about the Cowboys is they did not quit on Garrett.