Davidson's Sports Wrap-Up: Cowboys Choke, Winston Wins
Here's what you missed this weekend in sports:
Cowboys Choke ... Again
The Dallas Cowboys went into halftime leading the Green Bay Packers, 26-3, before tanking in the second half to lose, 37-36 -- a sight all-too-familiar to Dallas fans. As Bleacher Report's Michael Schottey writes, it's easy to lay the blame on Tony Romo, but both the coaching staff and the front office deserve just as much ire for the Cowboys' perennial December disasters.
Mack Brown Says Goodbye
After days of speculation, Brown announced his resignation from the University of Texas in what he described as a "mutual decision" that was best for the school. There has been tons of analysis on whether he was forced out, if it was the right move and who might be his successor, but this piece by former Longhorn Chris Hall is a fitting tribute to a legendary, beloved coach.
Winston Wins Heisman
Florida State University quarterback Jameis Winston unsurprisingly won the Heisman Trophy on Saturday, a little more than a week after Florida prosecutors decided not to bring charges against him in a sexual-assault case. As the accolades continue and Winston's Seminoles prepare for the BCS National Championship Game, the New York Daily News' Filip Bondy reminds us not to forget the victim.
Pats Can't Capitalize
The top spot in the AFC is up for grabs with the New England Patriots falling to the Miami Dolphins despite leading late in the fourth quarter. After a Thursday night loss that opened the door for the Patriots, the Denver Broncos emerged as big winners Sunday, Sporting News' David Steele writes, and can clinch home-field advantage throughout the playoffs with a win against the Houston Texans in the regular season's penultimate week.