1:00 PM ET, December 9, 2007
Ford Field, Detroit, MI
Tony Romo set a Cowboys franchise record on Sunday, passing Troy Aikman for consecutive games with a touchdown pass.
|Tony Romo ('06-07)||17|
|Troy Aikman ('93-94)||16|
|Roger Staubach ('77-78)||12|
|Don Meredith ('65-66)||12|
|Danny White ('83)||11|
The Cowboys' 28-27 victory over the Lions tied the franchise mark for second most consecutive wins.
|* -- Won Super Bowl|
Detroit successfully took Terrell Owens out of the game, limiting him to three catches for 21 yards, but the scheme created chances for Witten and Barber in the passing game. ... Kitna was 22-of-36 for 248 yards without a score or an interception. ... Detroit outgained Dallas 390-368, had 152 yards rushing against one of the NFL's best teams against the run and allowed only one sack after giving up the most in the league. "I'm not going to throw bouquets out for a hard effort," Lions coach Rod Marinelli said.
Dallas quarterback Tony Romo did an excellent job of getting the ball to his receivers when Detroit blitzed. The Lions brought a lot of six- and seven-man pressures while playing man and Cover 1, which is man on the receivers with a free safety in the middle of the field. Romo put the ball where it needed to be with the one-on-one matchups in the blitz coverage. Wide receiver Patrick Crayton and tight end Jason Witten came up with big catches in the middle of the field on the game-winning drive. Romo’s ability to recognize the coverage and make the right reads allowed the Cowboys to score a big come-from-behind victory and clinch the NFC East.
-- Marwan Maalouf, Scouts Inc.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.8||5.7|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||07:35||T.J. Duckett 32 Yd Run (Jason Hanson Kick)||0||7|
|FG||00:08||Jason Hanson 19 Yd||0||10|
|TD||12:13||Marion Barber 20 Yd Run (Nick Folk Kick)||7||10|
|FG||08:22||Jason Hanson 36 Yd||7||13|
|TD||01:41||Kevin Jones 2 Yd Run (Jason Hanson Kick)||7||20|
|TD||00:29||Marion Barber 8 Yd Pass From Tony Romo (Nick Folk Kick)||14||20|
|TD||04:19||Kevin Jones 3 Yd Run (Jason Hanson Kick)||14||27|
|TD||14:12||Marion Barber 1 Yd Run (Nick Folk Kick)||21||27|
|TD||00:18||Jason Witten 16 Yd Pass From Tony Romo (Nick Folk Kick)||28||27|