Friday, November 27, 2009

Week 12: Cowboys - 24, Raiders - 7

The Cowboys offense finally showed some life on Sunday with a 24-7 victory over the Raiders. Dallas rolled out 494 yards of total offense on the day, posting seven plays that went for at least 30 yards, including five that were for more than 40. Romo finished the game with 309 yards off of 18-of-29 passing with two touchdowns. Miles Austin added to his already impressive totals for the year by leading all players with seven catches for 145 yards, adding a score, while tight end Jason Witten also had his first big game of the year, earning 107 receiving yards off of five grabs.
On the ground, the Cowboys totaled 195 rushing yards, Felix Jones earning 68 and a touchdown on seven carries, Tashard Choice posting 67 yards on three tries and Marion Barber earning 61 yards on 14 rushes. Barber also had 41 receiving yards. Nice. Happy Thanksgiving!

Week 11: Cowboys 7, Redskins - 6

An "ugly win" is what Jimmy Johnson used to call games like this. Fine. We'll take it. This isn't college football. A win is a win. Dallas managed only 305 yards of total offense and were held to just one lone touchdown, a score late in the fourth quarter. But the Cowboy defense stepped up. Again, we'll take it. Especially a win within the division.

Week 10: Packers - 17, Cowboys - 7

The Cowboys got their tails kicked at Lambeau Field, losing 17-7 and scoring their only touchdown in the final seconds to narrowly avoid their first shutout loss since 2003. Romo was 24-for-39 for 251 yards passing while the team managed just 61 yards total on the ground. And, Green Bay dominated the time of possession, 35:58 to 24:02 for Dallas. Just when things were starting to look decent again, Dallas has a setback. We are getting used to this.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Week 9: Cowboys - 20, Eagles - 16

The Cowboys improved their record to 6-2 last night with a win over Philadelphia on Sunday Night Football. The win also put the team in first place in the NFC East. Romo threw for 307 yards and hit Austin Miles on a 49-yard TD pass in the fourth quarter, which helped ice the win. Roy Williams also showed up for work and caught five passes for 75 yards. Defense was solid. Dare we even think of saying it? The Cowboys are lookin' pretty good.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Week 8: Cowboys - 38, Seahawks - 17

The Cowboys improved their record to 5-2 with a whipping of Seattle on Sunday. Romo was solid again and has now gone three games in a row without an interception for the first time in his career. Patrick Crayton returns another punt for a TD. Hard to believe, but this team is now tied for first place as it heads to Philly next week. Props to The Boys, who it seems have really turned the season around.