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Jay Gruden on that last drive
Many have been wondering why the Bengals didn't at least run it once or twice in the fourth quarter of their loss to the Cowboys.
With a 2-point lead, offensive coordinator Jay Gruden was trying to be aggressive and add points instead of running out the clock.
Said Gruden: "Even if you get a field goal give them two minutes to score with Tony Romo, I've watched him enough on tape to know that's not a safe play either. I was trying to get a score to go up nine and put it out of reach.
"Yeah. If we'd have got one more first down, I'd have said, (cluck), he's got two minutes. Gone down to one minute, I'd have said, (duck) he's got one minute. That guy is a hell of a player and they've got a bunch of great weapons over there. Our defense is playing great but he's a hell of a player so I thought seven was much more important than 3."