Cowboys vs Saints NFL Week Four Capsule



STREAKS   3 of past 4
COACHES VS. OPP. Jason Garrett: 1-3 Sean Payton: 3-2
LAST WEEK L 39-28 vs. Falcons L 27-22 at Panthers
LAST GAME 9/28/14: Saints 17 at Cowboys 38. Dallas RB DeMarco Murray rushes for 149 yards & 2 TDs. Cowboys QB Tony Romo passes for 262 yards & 3 TDs (137.4 rating).
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/10/13: Saints 49, Cowboys 17. New Orleans QB Drew Brees throws for 392 yards & 4 TDs (139.0 rating). Saints RB Mark Ingram rushes for 145 yards & TD.
REFEREE Brad Allen
BROADCAST NBC (7:30 PM CT): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Kugler, James Lofton. SIRIUS: 83 (Dal.), 93 (NO). XM: 225 (Dal.), 226 (NO).


PASSING Weeden: 29-33-305-1-1-102.7 Brees: 54-86-610-2-2-82.0 OR

McCown: 31-38-310-0-1-89.7

RUSHING Randle: 48-203-4.2-3 (T3L) Ingram: 39-127-3.3-2 (T3C)
RECEIVING Dunbar (RB): 21-215-10.2-0 Cooks: 16-190-11.9-0
OFFENSE 380.7 (3C) 370.3
DEFENSE 317.7 397.0
SACKS 3 tied: 1 Kikaha (R): 2
INTs Wilcox, Lee: 1
PUNTING C. Jones: 48.4 (3C) Morstead: 43.8
KICKING Bailey: 21 (9/9 PAT; 4/4 FG) Hocker: 18 (3/4 PAT; 5/6 FG)


COWBOYS: QB BRANDON WEEDEN has completed 87.9 pct. (29 of 33) for 305 yards with 102.7 rating…RB JOSEPH RANDLE rushed for career-high 87 yards & 3 TDs last week. Had 3 rush TDs in 1st half, 1st Cowboy with 3 rush TDs in a half since EMMITT SMITH in 1998. RB LANCE DUNBAR had career-best 10 catches & 100 rec. yards in Week 3. Leads NFL RBs with 21 catches & 215 rec. yards. RB DARREN MC FADDEN had rush TD last week…TE JASON WITTEN ranks 2nd in NFL history among TEs in catches (964) & rec. yards (10,683). WR TERRANCE WILLIAMS had 2 TDs in last meeting & has 3 TDs in 2 career games vs. NO…LB SEAN LEE had 10 tackles & sack last week. Leads NFC with 33 tackles. Has 12 INTs since entering NFL in 2010, most by LB. LB ANTHONY HITCHENS & S BARRY CHURCH tie for 2nd on club with 20 tackles…SAINTS: Since joining NO in 2006, QB DREW BREES leads NFL with 44,295 yards & 318 TDs. Has 398 TD passes & needs 2 to become 5th QB in NFL history with 400. Has won 4 of past 6 starts vs. Dal. & has 16 TDs, 3 INTs & 111.3 rating. QB LUKE MC COWN completed 31 of 38 (81.6 pct.) last week for 310 yards…RB MARK INGRAM aims for 3rd in row vs. Dal. with TD. In his last game vs. Dal., rushed for 145 yards & TD. Aims for 3rd in row with rush TD. Has 16 catches, 2nd most by NFL RB. RB KHIRY ROBINSON had 105 scrimmage yards (87 rush, 18 rec.) in last meeting. Rookie PR-KR MARCUS MURPHY had 74-yard PR-TD last week…In past 4 vs. Dal., WR MARQUES COLSTON has 28 catches for 415 yards (103.8 per game) & TD. WR BRANDIN COOKS leads team with 190 rec. yards…S KENNY VACCARO had sack in last meeting. DE CAMERON JORDAN has 17 sacks in past 23 at home.

Falcons at Cowboys NFL Week 3 Inactives

Falcons inactives: WR Justin Hardy, WR Devin Hester, RB Tevin Coleman, LB Brooks Reed, C Gino Gradkowski, OT Jake Long, OT Bryce Harris

Cowboys inactives: QB Matt Cassel, OL Ron Leary, RB Christine Michael, TE Geoff Swaim, WR Dez Bryant, DL Randy Gregory, DL Jeremy Mincey

Falcons at Cowboys Wednesday Injury Report

Practice Report
  Wednesday DE Kroy Biermann (not injury related), RB Tevin Coleman (ribs), WR Devin Hester (toe), LB Brooks Reed (groin)
  Wednesday LB Justin Durant (foot), DE Malliciah Goodman (elbow), WR Julio Jones (hamstring), DT Paul Soliai (knee), LB Paul Worrilow (calf)
Practice Report
  Wednesday WR Dez Bryant (foot), DE Randy Gregory (ankle), TE James Hanna (knee), G Ronald Leary (groin)
  Wednesday LB Kyle Wilber (hamstring), TE Jason Witten (ankle, knee)


Cowboys Top Eagles 20-10; Lose QB Romo to Broken Clavicle

Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles

The Cowboys may have won Sunday over the Eagles 20-10 in Philadelphia, but at the end of the day, may have lost the war.

A week after losing star wide out Dez Bryant to a broken foot, they have now lost quarterback Tony Romo.

The QB suffered a fractured left clavicle and will miss a number of weeks. He will undergo further tests on Monday.

‘I’ll be back,” Romo said. ”It’s going to take a little bit of time. It’s a broken bone. It is what it is. Our team played great. I’m proud we got this win. It’s not an easy place to come in and win. We’ll hopefully get a few more and we’ll get ready to go.”

Romo suffered the injury with 9 minutes, 44 seconds left in the third quarter when he was driven into the ground on a 6-yard sack and fumble by linebacker Jordan Hicks. Romo immediately grabbed for his left shoulder and went straight to the locker room for X-rays.

Hicks landed on Romo’s left shoulder on a second-and-11 play. It was the third sack of Romo in the game. Brandon Weeden took over at quarterback for Dallas on the next offensive series.

The team turned to backup Brandon Weeden, who will now be called upon to lead the team. He is 5-16 as a starter, including 0-1 for the Cowboys. He finished 7 of 7 for 73 yards.

As for the game, Kyle Wilber returned a blocked punt 26 yards for touchdown, and Weeden threw a 42-yard touchdown pass to Terrance Williams as the now 2-0 Cowboys overcame a franchise-record 18 penalties in their 10th consecutive road win.

Cowboys at Eagles NFL Week Two Inactives

Cowboys inactives: DE Randy Gregory (ankle), Christine Michael, Ron Leary, James Hanna, Dez Bryant, Ken Bishop and Ryan Russell

Eagles inactives: QB Stephen Morris, WR Seyi Ajirotutu, CB Denzel Rice, OL Julian Vandervelde, OL Dennis Kelly, LB Marcus Smith, DE Brandon Bair

Cowboys at Eagles Wednesday Injury Report

Practice Report
  Wednesday WR Dez Bryant (foot), DE Randy Gregory (ankle), G Ronald Leary (groin), QB Tony Romo (back)
Practice Report
  Wednesday WR Seyi Ajirotutu (concussion, elbow)
  Wednesday LB Marcus Smith (hamstring)

Cowboys at Eagles NFL Week Two Capsule



STREAKS 4 of past 6
COACHES VS. OPP. Jason Garrett: 5-5 Chip Kelly: 2-2
LAST WEEK W 27-26 vs. Giants L 26-24 at Falcons
LAST GAME 12/14/14: Cowboys 38 at Eagles 27. Dallas QB Tony Romo throws for 265 yards & 3 TDs. Cowboys WR Dez Bryant has 6 catches for 114 yards & 3 TDs.
REFEREE Tony Corrente
BROADCAST FOX (4:25 PM ET): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews (field reporter). SIRIUS: 136 (Dal.), 82 (Phi.). XM: 82 (Phi.).


PASSING Romo: 36-45-356 (1C)-3 (T1C)-2-103.3 Bradford: 36-52-336 (3C)-1-2-77.1
RUSHING Randle: 16-65-4.1-0 Sproles: 5-50-10.0-0
RECEIVING Dunbar (RB): 8 (T3C)-70-8.8-0 J. Matthews: 10 (1C)-102 (3C)-10.2-0
OFFENSE 436.0 (1C) 399.0
DEFENSE 289.0 395.0
SACKS T. Crawford: 1 Cox: 1
INTs Alonso, Thurmond: 1 (T1L)
PUNTING C. Jones: 53.5 D. Jones: 45.2
KICKING Bailey: 9 (3/3 PAT; 2/2 FG) Parkey: 6 (3/3 PAT; 1/2 FG)


COWBOYS: QB TONY ROMO has won 4 of past 5 starts vs. Phi., completing 109 of 160 (68.1 pct.) for 1,293 yards with 9 TDs vs. 4 INTs for 100.9 rating. Has won past 3 starts at Phi. Last week, completed 80 pct. (36 of 45) for 356 yards with 3 TDs, 2 INTs & 103.3 rating, incl. TD pass with 0:07 remaining in 27-26 comeback win…RB JOSEPH RANDLE had 107 scrimmage yards (65 rush, 42 rec.) in Week 1. RB LANCE DUNBAR had career-high 8 catches & 70 rec. yards last week…TE JASON WITTEN ranks 2nd in NFL history among TEs in catches (951) & rec. yards (10,562). Has 5 career 100-yard games vs. Phi. Had 2 TD catches last week. TE GAVIN ESCOBAR had TD catch in Week 1…DE JEREMY MINCEY had 2 sacks in last meeting. LB SEAN LEE led team with 9 tackles in Week 1. Has 11 INTs since entering NFL in 2010, tied for most by NFL LB. Had 11 tackles & INT in his last game vs. Phi. (10/20/13). DT TYRONE CRAWFORD has 3 sacks & FF in past 2 vs. Phi. Had sack last week. S J.J. WILCOX had INT & FF in last meeting…EAGLES: QB SAM BRADFORD threw for 336 yards last week in Phi. debut, his 8th career 300-yard game…RB DE MARCO MURRAY won 2014 Off. Player of Year with Dal. setting club records & leading NFL in rush (1,845) & scrimmage (2,261) yards. Led NFL with 12 100-yard rush games & tied for NFL lead with 13 rush TDs in 2014. Had rush TD & rec. TD in Phi. debut last week. Since entering NFL in 2005, RB DARREN SPROLES leads RBs with 3,844 rec. yards & 27 rec. TDs. Has 3 TDs (2 rush, 1 rec.) in past 3 vs. Dal. Had 126 scrimmage yards (76 rec., 50 rush) in Week 1. RB RYAN MATHEWS had rush TD last week in Phi. debut…WR JORDAN MATTHEWS had 27-yard TD in 11/27/14 meeting. Last week, had career-high 10 catches for 102 yards, his 4th career 100-yard game…LB CONNOR BARWIN had sack in last meeting. Since start of 2014, leads NFC with 14.5 sacks. DE FLETCHER COX had sack & FR in 2 meetings last year. DE VINNY CURRY aims for 3rd in row vs. Dal. with sack & has sack in 3 of past 4 meetings. LB KIKO ALONSO had INT last week in Phi. debut.

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