Brutal Clock Management Error Wastes Dak Prescott’s Regular-Season Debut

September 12, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

When Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrance Williams caught a short pass, there were 10 seconds left in a one-point game. His feet were planted on the New York Giants’ 48-yard line.
Williams is still young at 27 years old. But he’s far beyond being some wide-eyed kid as far as his NFL experience is concerned. He was playing in the first game of his fifth season. So he knew what his next job was and what direction he should have headed.
His mission was fundamental: Sprint toward the sideline. Get as much yardage as possible while still stopping the clock, and preserve whatever shot remains at a long game-winning field-goal attempt or Hail Mary.
It was 3rd-and-10, and if he turned and ran decisively, Williams had room to make a beeline for both the first-down marker and the giant white line signifying safety. That’s how it looked, at least, with the freeze-framed evidence revealing enough real estate between Williams and Giants cornerback Dominique Rodgers...

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