Offensive tackle Chaz Green took the blame for the Dallas Cowboys‘ loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday afternoon, saying that the defeat was on his shoulders, according to Vaughn McClure of ESPN. Green, who was filling in for injured All-Pro left tackle Tyron Smith, allowed four sacks to Falcons’ defensive end Adrian Clayborn, who ended up finishing with a franchise record six sacks against the Cowboys.
“I mean, it’s unfortunate,” said Green, who was pulled in favor of Byron Bell after allowing the fourth sack. “You have some good days. You have some bad days. This obviously wasn’t my best day. I take this on my shoulders and look at myself in the mirror. Just need to fix the things I need to fix. I’m going to get it fixed.”
Overall, Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott was sacked eight times in the defeat, but he isn’t putting the blame on any individual.
“We’re not going to leave somebody out to dry, for the most part,” said Prescott. “We’re not going to point fingers and say it’s Chaz. It’s whatever it is. We’ll go back and look. I probably could have gotten the ball out faster sometimes. We’ll go back and look at it and get better from it.”
Despite the Falcons’ recent struggles, Atlanta ultimately came out on top by the score of 27-7.
“I only have one move and it worked,” said Clayborn, according to Alex Makrides of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I play the same way every game and it lucked out for me today. You always envision [a game like this], doesn’t mean it is going to happen. I am just blessed I am finally in my groove.”