When the Cowboys return to game action after a deflating loss to the Lions, the Cowboys will be better prepared for clutch situations that may arise.
The Cowboys have added a scoreboard at the practice field to simulate game situations, according to the Dallas Morning News. Earlier this week, the scoreboard showed a game tied at 24, with 59.2 seconds remaining in the game.
“We just feel like what we’re trying to do as coaches is simulate the game as much as we can in all parts of our practice, our regular team work or our situational work at the end of practice,” coach Jason Garrett said. “We’ve tried to do that from the start of training camp. We think it’s valuable in recreating and simulating a game when you have that scoreboard. You have the time that everybody can see, and you understand what the situation is as concretely as possible.”
We appreciate the effort, but does anyone really think that if Tony Romo doesn’t throw an interception or fumble the ball during a practice aimed at simulating the final moments of a close game that he’ll suddenly be able to avoid such blunders in real game situations?