Cowboys quarterback Kyle Orton threw an interception to seal a loss — and end Dallas’s season — late in the fourth quarter on Sunday night. Afterward he said no one deserves blame but himself.
Orton said his pass to Miles Austin at the end of the game was the same play the Cowboys had just run on a touchdown pass to Dez Bryant. But this time it didn’t work.
“I just threw a bad pass,” Orton said. “Miles ran a great route. It was the same play we scored on the play before, went to Miles this time. I just threw it behind him and the guy made a nice catch of the ball.”
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he thought Orton played well, overall, although Jones is obviously not pleased with the end result.
“It’s extremely disappointing for our fans,” Jones said. “I thought Kyle Orton, even though he ended up with the two interceptions, I thought if he could play a game, the way Kyle played tonight, I thought we had a good chance to win it, especially backed up by the kind of defense we played tonight. This is very disappointing.”
It’s very disappointing to everyone in Dallas that the Cowboys are, for the third straight year, 8-8.