From the Wire: Cardinals Buck Off Cowboys

J.J. Arrington returned to his explosive ways returning the opening kickoff nearly the length of the field to put early points on the board for the Arizona Cardinals. Steve Breaston showed up big-time, Bertrand Berry is in his prime, Tony Romo broke his finger, all of that and more in this player wire.

--RB J.J. Arrington returned the opening kickoff 93 yards for a touchdown. He had the team's last kickoff return for a touchdown, scoring that one in 2006 against the Vikings.

--WR Steve Breaston has surpassed 100 yards receiving in two of the past three games. In the past two games, he has caught 15 passes for 179 yards and a touchdown.

--DE/OLB Bertrand Berry recorded his fourth sack of the season. He has a sack in each of the games in which he has played. He missed two games with a groin injury.

--DE Darnell Dockett is having perhaps his finest season. He had a sack and three quarterback hits against the Cowboys, who never found a way to block him consistently.

--CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, the team's first-round pick, is struggling. He has given up touchdown passes in each of the past two games. On one play, he was just fooled. Sunday against Dallas, he appeared to give up too soon on a play.

Dallas Cowboys

--LB DeMarcus Ware extended his sack streak to nine consecutive games -- tying Harvey Martin (1977) for the second-longest sack streak in club history. It also ties Bruce Smith (Buffalo, Nov. 16, 1986-Oct. 25, 1987) and Kevin Greene (San Francisco-Carolina, Dec. 7, 1997-Oct. 18, 1998) for the second-longest sack streak in NFL history (since sacks became an official statistic in 1982).

--RB Marion Barber's 11 catches were a single-game career high, surpassing the 10 he had at Detroit (Dec. 9, 2007). Barber's 128 receiving yards were also a career best and marked the fifth-best receiving yardage day by a running back in club history.

--K Nick Folk hit a 52-yard field goal to send the game to overtime. It was the second-longest field goal of his career and the third of 50-or-more yards he has converted in his two NFL seasons.

--QB Tony Romo threw for 321 yards to give him his 14th career 300-yard outing. His 14 career 300-yard games broke a tie with Troy Aikman for the club record. Romo now has four 300-yard games this season, giving him the second most in a season in club history behind the seven he had in 2007.

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