Brady, who is scheduled to hit free agency this offseason, said there is no timetable on his decision to continue his playing career or retire.
“Not the way we wanted to end it, but we didn’t deserve it,” Brady said of the loss, according to ESPN’s Jenna Laine. “I give them a lot of credit. They played a good game. Made a lot more plays than we did, so a tough night.
“I think there’s a part of football where I feel like it’s — sometimes you get lucky, but most of the time, the team that earns it wins, and they played [well] all year.”
“I’m gonna go home and get a good night’s sleep — as good as I can tonight,” the 45-year old Brady said of his next steps. “This has been all I’ve focused on — this game. It’ll just be one day at a time. Truly.”
“It just feels like the end of the season,” Brady said of the loss to the Cowboys, before thanking people in the room.
“I just want to say thank you guys for everything you did this year” he continued. “I really appreciate all your effort. I know it’s hard for you guys. I know it’s hard for us players to make it through,” he continued. “You guys got a tough job, and I appreciate all you guys do to cover us, and everyone who watches and is a big fan of the sport — we’re very grateful for everyone’s support. I love this organization. It’s a great place to be.”
“Thank you everybody for welcoming me, all the regulars,” he said. “And I’m just very grateful for the respect, and I hope I gave the same thing back to you guys. So thank you very much.”