Tony Romo should've checked down on INT, coach says


Tony Romo's interception heard around the NFL world never should have been thrown, according to Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett.

Speaking to reporters Monday, Garrett said Romo should have checked the ball down to running back DeMarco Murray rather than try to squeeze it to tight end Gavin Escobar.

After the game, which can be seen again at 9 p.m. ET Wednesday on NFL Network, Romo said he didn't put the ball where he wanted. But Garrett is right that the decision, not the accuracy, was the bigger problem. Of course, the defense was by far biggest issue on a day when the Cowboys gave up 51 points. Romo played fantastic overall, although you wouldn't know it reading articles after the game.

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NFL Replay will re-air a special 3.5-hour version of the Denver Broncos' 51-48 win over the Dallas Cowboys from Week 5 on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 9 p.m. ET.

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Cowboys owner Jerry Jones called the loss a "moral victory." This really happened. Jones also said he understands why Dallas struggled so much against Peyton Manning, and he isn't concerned with defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin.

"Knowing my expectations playing Denver and playing Peyton Manning coming in," Jones said "I'm going to cut him some slack."

Moral victories and the cutting of slack: A Monday Dallas tradition for much of Jones' tenure running the Cowboys.

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