However, they almost blew the game when they broke the huddle with only nine players on the field on the most important defensive possession in the fourth quarter and were forced to rush two men on the field .
Carter called the mix-up "a little communication problem."
Cowboys' Vice President Stephen Jones called the miscommunication between the coaches and players "not acceptable."
"I know our staff's not happy about that," Jones said on KRLD-FM Monday, via the Morning News. "That's not the type of football or the type of product we want to put on the field when the game's on the line and we're trying to run two guys out there, and obviously, probably not in place and certainly not ready to get in a football position to make a play. Those are the types of things that cost you from getting in the playoffs. We've got to do better than that."
Owner Jerry Jones has backed up Garrett through all the mistakes, but his flirtation with potential replacements already seems to have started. If a miscommunication goof costs the Cowboys a game, that innocent chatter could ramp up into a full-fledged affair.
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