Cowboys vs Panthers Week Seven Capsule

DALLAS COWBOYS (2-3) AT CAROLINA PANTHERS (1-4)

SERIES

COWBOYS PANTHERS
SERIES LEADER 8-1  
STREAKS Past 8  
COACHES VS. OPP. Garrett: 0-0 Rivera: 0-0
LAST WEEK L 31-29 at Ravens Bye (Wk. 5: L 16-12 vs. Seahawks)
LAST GAME 9/28/09: Panthers 7 at Cowboys 21. Dallas CB Terence Newman records 27-yard INT-TD with 5:07 remaining to seal Cowboys win.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/22/07: Cowboys 20, Panthers 13. Dallas RB Marion Barber rushes for 110 yards, including 5-yard TD, as Cowboys defense holds Carolina to just 216 total yards.
BROADCAST FOX (1:00 PM ET): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 94 (Dal.), 117 (Car.). XM: 233 (Car.). 

STATS

PASSING Romo: 126-187-1,409-7-9-82.1 Newton: 80-136-1,154-4-5-80.9
RUSHING Murray: 75-330-4.4-1 Newton (QB): 40-209-5.2-3
RECEIVING Bryant: 34-364-10.7-2 Olsen (TE): 22-293-13.3-1
OFFENSE 387.4 337.0
TAKE/GIVE -8 -5
DEFENSE 285.2 (2L) 377.0
SACKS Ware: 6 (T2C) D. Edwards, Johnson: 3.5
INTs Lee: 1 5 tied: 1
PUNTING C. Jones: 45.2 Nortman (R): 43.9
KICKING Bailey: 32 (8/8 PAT; 8/9 FG) Medlock: 18 (12/12 PAT; 2/2 FG)

NOTES

COWBOYS: Have won 8 of 9 meetings between teams…QB TONY ROMO is 3-0 as starter in career vs. Car. In career, when Romo starts & has 100+ rating (min. 10 att.), Cowboys are 34-8 (.810). Has 50 games with 2+ pass TDs, most in team history…When RB DE MARCO MURRAY has 18+ att., Cowboys are 7-0. Has 856 rush yards (122.3 per game) in those 7 games. Murray (93) & RB FELIX JONES (92) each rushed for 90+ yards last week…WR DEZ BRYANT had career-high 13 catches last week & tied career-best with 2 rec. TDs. TE JASON WITTEN had 9 catches (77 yards) in last game vs. Car. Since 2007, has 471 catches, tied for most by NFL TE. WR MILES AUSTIN has TD catch or 100+ yards in 7 of past 9…LB DE MARCUS WARE has 2 games with 2+ sacks vs. Car. Had 3 sacks & 3 FFs in 12/24/05 meeting & 2 sacks in 12/22/07 game vs. Car. Has 31.5 sacks in past 24. Since 2006, has 97.5 sacks, most in NFL. Ware has 4 sacks & 3 FFs in past 3. LB VICTOR BUTLER had career-high 2 sacks in last meeting…PANTHERS: QB CAM NEWTON is only player in NFL history with 5,000+ pass yards (5,205), 25+ pass TDs (25) & 15+ rush TDs (17) in 1st 2 seasons…RB DE ANGELO WILLIAMS avg. 5.00 yards per carry in career (5,220 yards, 1,044 att.). Joins HOFer JIM BROWN as only players to avg. 5.00+ yards per carry in career with min. 1,000 att. When RB JONATHAN STEWART has 15+ att., Panthers are 14-3 (.824)…WR STEVE SMITH has 2 games vs. Dal. with 130+ yards & TD (12/22/07 & 1/3/04 WC Game). Also had rush TD (24 yards) vs. Cowboys in 10/29/06 meeting. TE GREG OLSEN had 39-yard TD in last game vs. Dal. (9/19/10 with Chi.)…LB JON BEASON had sack in last meeting. Aims for 3rd in row vs. Cowboys with 11+ tackles. DE CHARLES JOHNSON has 20.5 sacks in past 27. Rookie LB LUKE KUECHLY had 11 tackles & 1st career INT in last game. CB CAPTAIN MUNNERLYN had 33-yard INT-TD in Week 5, his 2nd career INT-TD. DE GREG HARDY aims for 3rd in row with sack. Rookie DE FRANK ALEXANDER is 2nd among NFC rookies with 2.5 sacks.


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