Why is it that we continue to ask Jason Garrett about clock management? The end of this game reminded everyone that Garrett still does not have a clue about how to handle the game clock.
After the Cowboys recovered an onside kick and the Ravens were penalized for pass interference, they faced 1st-and-10 from the Ravens' 34-yard line. There were 26 seconds left on the clock before the play. When Dez Bryant caught a one-yard pass from Tony Romo, there were 21 seconds left on the clock after the officials blew the play dead.
Instead of calling the timeout to set up a few more plays and possibly gain more yards, Garrett allowed the clock to go down to six seconds and they were forced to settle for a 51-yard field goal attempt that became Dan Bailey’s first miss on the season. Had the Cowboys called the timeout immediately, they would have had 20 seconds on the clock, which is plenty of time to throw the ball 10 yards down the middle of the field and come up and spike the ball.
This is not the first time Jason Garrett has mismanaged the clock at the end of the game and this time, it cost him.