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Daily Madden: A Stinging Loss For The Cowboys

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Quarterback Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys walks off the field after losing 37-36 to the Green Bay Packers during a game at AT&T Stadium on December 15, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Quarterback Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys walks off the field after losing 37-36 to the Green Bay Packers during a game at AT&T Stadium on December 15, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

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SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – Trailing 26-3 at the half, the Green Bay Packers fought back and shocked the Dallas Cowboys by winning 37-36 Sunday in Texas.

“Green Bay is playing without Aaron Rodgers (and) Matt Flynn is their quarterback, who has been cut three times,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew. “You kind of start to chalk it up maybe before you play it. Then you get way ahead and (say) ‘I knew they’d do this, Green Bay is not Green Bay, and this is going to be an easy win for us.’ And then Green Bay starts fighting back, fighting back, and then Dallas blows it at the end with two interceptions.”

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo threw the interceptions in the final three minutes, the first allowing Green Bay to take the lead.

Madden said he was surprised Romo kept throwing the ball when the Cowboys could have run down the clock with the lead.

“When you get to a situation where you don’t need to pass anymore, you call off (the audibles from a run play to a pass play). You say ‘all checks are off, all automatics are off, just run the play called.’ And to me that’s what they should have done.” (7:00)

Listen to the John Madden segment live weekday mornings at 8:15 on KCBS All News 740 AM/106.9 FM. And catch John’s extra report at 9:15 am Mondays and Fridays on KCBS during the NFL season.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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