Burke: Cowboys should have let Broncos score late

When Should DAL Have Allowed DEN to Score a TD?

Once Demaryius Thomas crossed the line to gain at the DAL 14 yard line with 1:50 to play, the DAL defense should have intentionally allowed the TD. With 2 timeouts and 1:40+ to play, they would have had a better chance of winning than allowing DEN to choke the life out of them and kick an easy FG for the win.

For a long time, I used to laugh at the memory of the Packers having allowed Terrell Davis to walk in for his third touchdown in SB 32. But in truth, Green Bay gave themselves a chance to even the score rather than tie their hopes to a missed chip shot by Denver. On Sunday, that's precisely what Dallas should have done.

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