Did everyone catch Keith Brooking crying to the Vikings sideline after the Vikes scored a late TD on a 4th down play at the end of their blowout? Our pals at Daily Norseman recapped it if you did miss it...
Both Cowboys coach Wade Phillips and Brooking accused the Vikings of "running up the score" (as if there is such a thing at the pro level.)
"I thought it was classless," Brooking said. "I thought it was B.S. Granted, we get paid to stop them, but we had zero timeouts left. I didn't think there was any call for that."
Classless you say? Hey Keith do you remember way back to week 17 of this year? Sheil Kapadia of Philly.com does...
With about 2:30 left in that game, the Cowboys faced a 4th-and-2 from the Eagles' 35-yard line. They were up, 24-0 (the exact point differential in yesterday's game before the final TD). Dallas could have easily taken a knee and given the Eagles' offense the ball back with 2:20 left(note or attempted a long FG - JB), but Tony Romo dropped back and looked for a receiver before getting sacked by Juqua Parker.
As Sheil points out, Mr. Brooking was not barking at his QB or coach about how that call was "BS" or "classless."
Oh and I don't remember any Eagles crying about it after the game either.