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Panthers at Cowboys NFL Week 12 Capsule

CAROLINA PANTHERS (10-0) AT DALLAS COWBOYS (3-7)

SERIES

  PANTHERS COWBOYS
THURS. RECORD 1-4 31-18-1
SERIES LEADER   9-1
STREAKS   Past 9
COACHES VS. OPP. Ron Rivera: 0-1 Jason Garrett: 1-0
LAST WEEK W 44-16 vs. Redskins W 24-14 at Dolphins
LAST GAME 10/21/12: Cowboys 19 at Panthers 14. Dallas QB Tony Romo passes for 227 yards & TD. Cowboys WR Miles Austin has 5 receptions for 97 yards & TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 9/28/09: Panthers 7 at Cowboys 21. Dallas CB Terence Newman records 27-yard INT-TD. Cowboys RB Tashard Choice rushes for 82 yards & TD.
REFEREE Ronald Torbert
BROADCAST CBS (3:30 PM CT): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Tracy Wolfson (field reporter). Westwood One: Tom McCarthy, James Lofton, Scott Kaplan (field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 83 (Car.), 82 (Dal.). XM: 88 (WW1), 83 (Car.), 82 (Dal.).

STATS

PASSING Newton: 174-306-2283-20-9-90.1 Romo: 72-100-778-5-4-94.5
RUSHING Stewart: 190-764-4.0-4 McFadden: 159-623-3.9-2
RECEIVING Olsen (TE): 48-718-15.0-6 Witten (TE): 51-472-9.3-2
OFFENSE 354.2 343.5
TAKE/GIVE +13 (T1L) -9
DEFENSE 322.8 (3C) 335.8
SACKS Short: 6 Hardy: 4.5
INTs Coleman, Norman: 4 (T1C) Heath: 2
PUNTING Nortman: 46.1 C. Jones: 45.7
KICKING Gano: 95 (T1C) (32/34 PAT; 21/25 FG) Bailey: 76 (19/19 PAT; 19/20 FG)

NOTES

PANTHERS: Play 1st Thanksgiving game…Are 10-0 for 1st time in franchise history…QB CAM NEWTON tied franchise record with 5 pass TDs last week. Has rush TD in all 3 Thurs. games. Has 30 career games with pass TD & rush TD, 2nd most in NFL history (HOFer STEVE YOUNG, 31)…RB JONATHAN STEWART has 205 scrimmage yards (102.5 per game) & 2 TDs in past 2…FB MIKE TOLBERT had rush TD in last meeting. Had TD catch last week…TE GREG OLSEN has 6 TDs in past 8. Is only TE in NFL with 5+ rec. TDs in each of past 8 seasons. Rookie WR DEVIN FUNCHESS has TD in 2 of past 3…Since entering NFL in 2012, LB LUKE KUECHLY leads league with 541 tackles. Had 15 tackles & FR in last meeting. LB THOMAS DAVIS is only player in NFL with 3+ sacks & 3+ INTs. Leads team with 69 tackles. In past 3 meetings, has 22 tackles, 2 FFs, sack & INT. DT KAWANN SHORT ties for 3rd among NFL DTs with 6 sacks. CB JOSH NORMAN ties for NFL lead with 2 INT-TDs & ties for 4th with 4 INTs…COWBOYS: Are 29-17-1 on Thanksgiving, incl. 6 wins in past 9…QB TONY ROMO is 4-0 as starter vs. Car. Is 8-2 as starter on Thurs. (6-2 on Thanksgiving) with 106 rating…RB DARREN MC FADDEN rushed for 129 yards last week & has 604 scrimmage yards (120.8 per game) in past 5…WR DEZ BRYANT has 3 TDs in past 3 on Thanksgiving. Since 2012, leads NFL with 43 TD catches. Romo & Bryant have 50 TDs, most by QB-WR duo in team history. TE JASON WITTEN ranks 2nd in NFL history among TEs in catches (994) & rec. yards (10,974). Needs 6 catches to be 2nd TE ever with 1,000 career catches…LB ROLANDO MC CLAIN had INT-TD last week. LB SEAN LEE has 12 INTs since entering NFL in 2010, most by LB. DE GREG HARDY had 34 sacks in 63 career games with Car. Had 2 10+ sack seasons (11 in 2012, 15 in 2013) with Panthers.


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