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Jason Garrett says Tony Romo changed play before interception; Cole Beasley takes blame

Jason GarrettJason Garrett wasn’t about to cover up for his quarterback following a 37-36 choke job loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. He told the media the truth about what happened on Tony Romo’s final interception that solidified the win for Green Bay.

Garrett said after the loss that Romo changed the play from a run to a pass on second and one. Romo threw a pass intended for Cole Beasley with 1:24 left in the game that was intercepted.

There was also some confusion about what happened on the route Beasley was running. Beasley broke off his route and stopped running, which led to Romo’s pass sailing towards Tramon Williams. Had Beasley kept going, he probably would have caught the pass.

ESPN’s Tim McMahon says Beasley took the blame for the last interception:

So there you have it: the head coach pins the responsibility on Romo for the last interception, while the receiver takes the blame for making a mistake. And why does it seem like Romo has so many of these miscommunications with his receivers at the end of games?

A lot of people said Garrett was throwing Romo under the bus by shifting the responsibility to him for changing the play, but Garrett was just telling people the facts. The thing is in football, team leaders are expected to publicly take the blame regardless of whose fault it was. That’s something Garrett didn’t do.

SEE: Tony Romo’s two interceptions in the final 3 minutes of loss

Cowboys WR Cole Beasley throws up during preseason game

Cowboys wide receiver Cole Beasley let loose during Dallas’ preseason game against the Chargers on Saturday night. And by let loose, we mean he vomited all over as he was coming off the field in the fourth quarter.

Beasley had a monster game for the ‘Boys with 7 catches for 104 yards. He says he threw up after landing on a ball.

“I was tired,” he said, per ESPN Dallas. “But the reason I came off was because I landed on the ball and the ball knocked the wind out of me and made me have to throw up a little bit. Being tired had a little bit to do wit hit, but it was more the ball knocking the air out of me. You’ll probably see me throw up a lot more than just then. I throw up a lot before the games, too. I’m not ashamed of it at all. I just happened to land on the ball and it made some stuff come out of me.”

It was nice of Dez Bryant to offer him a helping hand, but we can’t blame him for backing away. Nobody wants a piece of that. And we’re surprised it wasn’t a comparison to Wes Welker that made him yack.

via Gifulmnination

Cowboys WR Cole Beasley does not like being compared to Wes Welker

Wes Welker has caught 554 balls over the past five seasons. For those of you who aren’t familiar with NFL stats, that is an astronomical amount of catches for a five-year period. In three of those five seasons, Welker led all NFL receivers in receptions. With that in mind, it would stand to reason that any NFL rookie — especially an undrafted free agent — would be honored to be compared to the four-time All Pro. Cowboys wide receiver Cole Beasley is 5-foot-8, 182 pounds. Welker is listed at 5-foot 9, 185 pounds. That doesn’t mean Beasley wants to be compared to Tom Brady’s favorite target.

“I get tired of it a little bit because I feel like I have a little bit more speed than Wes Welker does,” Beasley said Tuesday on 105.3 The Fan’s RAGE radio show according to the Dallas Morning News. “He’s got a little bigger frame than me but I feel like I’ve got a little more versatility to my game than he does. … I do have similarities with him but I feel like I can play a little bit more outside, as well as inside.”

As an undrafted free agent, the former Southern Methodist Mustang will have to work incredibly hard just to make the Cowboys 53-man roster. Beasley can only hope the Dallas coaching staff sees him as a similar threat to Welker. Beasley added that he thinks Welker is “one of the best in the game,” but didn’t hold back when asked about Welker’s infamous catch that may have cost New England the Super Bowl against the Giants.

“Oh yeah,” he said. “You’ve got to catch that one.”

Hasn’t Wes already heard enough grief from Tom Brady’s woman? Short guys usually stick together, but something tells me that isn’t going to be the case with Welker and Beasley.

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