1:00 PM ET, December 21, 2003
IRVING, Texas (AP) -- The first time Bill Parcells spoke to the Dallas Cowboys, he told them to "get your expectations up."After the Cowboys beat the New York Giants 19-3 on Sunday, culminating a rise from four straight non-winning seasons to making the playoffs, Parcells repeated his original message."That's where mine are," he said. "So get them up."
Coughlin is a no-nonsense coach who may be able to turn this team around. He'll be the exact opposite of what the Giants players are used to, and sometimes that's what a team needs. He'll fare well in this system because the players will want someone who will be more of a disciplinarian to lead them.
Question on the Cowboys: How will the Cowboys fare in the playoffs?
Eric Allen played cornerback for 14 NFL seasons with the Eagles, Saints and Raiders.
Carter became the first Dallas QB to throw for more than 3,000 yards since Troy Aikman in 1997, his fourth-to-last season. ... New York goes into its finale trying to avoid its longest losing streak since 1980 and most losses since '83, Parcells' first season. ... The Cowboys became the final team to have a touchback on one of their kickoffs. It came on Toby Gowin's 60th attempt and was aided by a 5-yard penalty.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||3.6||5.4|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|FG||2:08||BILLY CUNDIFF 24 YD |
Drive: 5 plays, 62 yds, 2:04
|FG||5:57||MATT BRYANT 45 YD |
Drive: 9 plays, 45 yds, 3:45
|TD||12:38||JASON WITTEN 36 YD PASS FROM QUINCY CARTER (BILLY CUNDIFF KICK) |
Drive: 6 plays, 86 yds, 3:06
|FG||15:00||BILLY CUNDIFF 42 YD |
Drive: 5 plays, 14 yds, :26
|FG||4:57||BILLY CUNDIFF 21 YD |
Drive: 6 plays, 19 yds, 3:17
|FG||3:37||BILLY CUNDIFF 49 YD |
Drive: 13 plays, 52 yds, 6:40