Mike McCarthy: Thought we needed to go to OT, but we didn’t convert


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One of many largest choices in Sunday’s video games was the one Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy made in additional time at Lambeau Subject.

The Cowboys had 1 / 4 and three on the Packers’ 35-yard line and McCarthy opted to attempt slightly than try a area objective that will put his group on three factors. Quarterback Dak Prescott hit an incomplete throw below strain and the Packers drove for a game-winning area objective.

After the sport, McCarthy famous two penalties that stopped the Cowboys’ momentum and stated he was “very, very, very annoyed” by these developments, upholding the choice to try the primary down.

“We had been on the road for a area objective,” McCarthy stated, by way of’s Todd Archer. “Hey, to be sincere with you, I assumed we wanted to go forward. I imply, I paid off on second down, particularly with the way in which the sport was going. Nice transfer, penalty. Nice transfer, penalty. Nice transfer, penalty. So our factor was to maintain enjoying. We had good connections. I am advantageous with the choice, clearly, within the fourth and third. It simply did not convert.

The conversion failure helped make it an unlucky return to Lambeau Subject for McCarthy and set the stage for a much-needed Packers victory.