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  • "They are a bunch of underachievers," he said. "On paper, they are one of the best teams in the league. But they are not getting it together and playing as a team. When it's crunch time and time to start earning their money, that's when they start falling apart with penalties, turnovers and mistakes."

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  • If Romo doesn't, Dorsett said, "Someone needs to step up and hold somebody accountable."

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