4:15 PM ET, November 9, 2003
IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Bill Parcells certainly has taught the Dallas Cowboys how to win. Next comes how to look good when doing it.The Cowboys won ugly again Sunday, beating the Buffalo Bills 10-6 despite moving only 51 yards on their two scoring drives and going more than 15 minutes between first downs in the second half.
Travis Henry is still the man in Buffalo. He's a talented, gifted running back who deserves to keep his job. But I wouldn't be surprised to see McGahee play late in the season on a good field if the Bills' season is lost. He was the No. 1 pick, and the front office could be feeling pressure for a return on their investment at that point in the season.
Question on the Cowboys: Can they keep winning these tight games down the stretch?
Eric Allen played cornerback for 14 NFL seasons with the Eagles, Saints and Raiders.
Dallas hadn't beaten Buffalo in the regular season since Nov. 9, 1981. But the Cowboys had beaten them in two Super Bowls since then. Buffalo had won the last three regular-season meetings. ... Travis Henry ran for 80 yards, leaving him 20 yards shy of becoming the first Buffalo runner with three straight 100-yard games since Thurman Thomas did it early in 1994. ... This is the second time the Cowboys haven't allowed a touchdown and the fourth time they've allowed seven points or less. ... Rookie Willis McGahee, put on the roster this week, was inactive.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||3.0||3.4|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||14:41||DAN CAMPBELL 2 YD PASS FROM QUINCY CARTER (BILLY CUNDIFF KICK) |
Drive: 5 plays, 24 yds, 2:22
|FG||4:13||RIAN LINDELL 41 YD |
Drive: 10 plays, 46 yds, 4:32
|FG||14:31||RIAN LINDELL 29 YD |
Drive: 10 plays, 69 yds, 2:28
|FG||1:55||BILLY CUNDIFF 51 YD |
Drive: 5 plays, 23 yds, 1:55