September 10, 2011 |
Darrelle Revis, the No. 1 cornerback for the New York Jets, goes by the nickname Revis Island, and he can make any receiver feel like a forgotten castaway never heard from for four solid quarters. Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant is unfazed. In fact, if Revis is shadowing him tonight, Bryant plans to do a little island hopping. "I'm not going to change up my game for no corner," Bryant told reporters this week. "I'm not the type of guy to single anybody out — no DB, nothing like that.
September 25, 2011 |
The sight of Dallas Cowboys receiver Jesse Holley getting behind San Francisco's defense in Week 2 and turning a deep pass into a 77-yard gain in overtime — the most memorable play in a 27-24 victory — prompted a corresponding route at the NFL Network headquarters in Culver City. Hall of Fame receiver Michael Irvin burst out of his office at the studios and ran whooping down the hall. "I felt like a father watching his son," said Irvin, who's hoping for more of the same Monday when the Cowboys play host to Washington on "Monday Night Football.
November 9, 2009 |
Now the Dallas Cowboys can forget about last season's awful finish. Tony Romo threw a 49-yard touchdown pass to Miles Austin midway through the fourth quarter as the Cowboys beat the Philadelphia Eagles, 20-16, Sunday night in the 100th meeting between the division rivals. On the final day of the 2008 regular season, the Eagles dominated Dallas, 44-6, in a do-or-die game for both teams. Philadelphia earned a wild-card berth with that victory, won two playoff contests on the road and advanced to the NFC championship game, losing at Arizona.
October 2, 2011 |
Four weeks into the NFL season, and whom can you trust? Philadelphia can't trust its rookie kicker. Alex Henery was wide right on two field-goal tries in the fourth quarter of a 24-23 home loss to San Francisco. Ben Roethlisberger can't trust his patchwork offensive line. The Pittsburgh quarterback was sacked five times and repeatedly hammered in a 17-10 loss at Houston. Cincinnati fans can't trust their home team. It was far from a full house that witnessed the Bengals upset Buffalo, which came into the game as one of three undefeated teams.
October 26, 2009
Key: Miles Austin proved his incredible performance in his first career start was no fluke (team-record 250 yards receiving and two touchdowns) by catching six more passes for 171 yards and two long touchdowns. Fellow receiver Patrick Crayton had a 73-yard punt return for a touchdown to seal the victory. Cowboys said: "He's definitely a big part of this offense. I'm glad to see all his hard work and effort is paying off." -- Tony Romo, quarterback, on Austin Falcons said: "It's frustrating because we feel we can play better."
October 6, 2008 |
IRVING, Texas -- When the pass went through Miles Austin's hands at the one and into Patrick Crayton's hands in the end zone, everyone on the Dallas Cowboys was smiling and laughing. It was mostly relief. After letting a 17-point lead shrivel to one, then breaking up a two-point conversion that could've tied it, the Cowboys had plenty of reasons to be giddy about their lucky break in the final minutes that sealed a 31-22 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.