So I hate Rich Lord. I want to preface that. But I want to give him credit(he discussed it yesterday when I was taking a 1560 break) for something I thought watching the game the other day..the lack of Slaton on 2 drives during the 4th quarter. It popped into my head because it is something I see happen when the Cowboys fail....getting too tricky with the pass when the run is effective. I acknowledge that the passing game is the strength of this team but with that said, Slaton had been running better: 3rd Quarter Series --Slaton has (2) 11 yard runs. Result: FG 4th Quarter Series 14:09 left in Game 31-24 1st Down-Pass 1st Down-Sack 2nd Down-Pass 3rd Down-False start 3rd Down-Pass 4th Down-Punt 4th Quarter Series 7:04 left in Game 31-24 1st Down-Pass 2nd Down-Pass 3rd Down-Sack 4th Down-Punt 4th Quarter Series 4:25 left Slaton gets a 20 yarder mixed with passes..Chris Brown Fumble So my point is what happened the first two series in the 4th. Slaton was effective in the series in the 3rd resulting in a FG. He was effective in the last series before the fumble. I can see how the sack might have dictated throwing but that was still 2 passes straight. The thinking might have been...14 minutes and we need to tie and then win but why not run Slaton who was averaging around 5 yards at the time. Just thoughts that I thought and that I heard yesterday from Lord too. I think they abandoned the run too early.