Arizona - Dallas Report Card

Quincy Carter passed for 190 yards and two touchdowns in the first half. His final numbers -- 20-of-31 for 277 yards -- might have been better if not for a couple of drops and an ineffective running game. Terry Glenn caught four passes for 104 yards.

PASSING OFFENSE: B -- Quincy Carter passed for 190 yards and two touchdowns in the first half. His final numbers -- 20-of-31 for 277 yards -- might have been better if not for a couple of drops and an ineffective running game. Terry Glenn caught four passes for 104 yards. And that was because Carter chose to hit a wide-open Glenn instead of a wide-open Joey Galloway for the 51-yard touchdown pass. Tight end Jason Witten had his best game with four catches for 41 yards.

RUSHING OFFENSE: C -- Troy Hambrick out-gained Emmitt Smith, and his team won the game. His numbers weren't anything to shout about: 23 carries for 59 yards. After gaining 48 yards in the first half, Hambrick struggled. Injuries to guards Larry Allen (knee) and Andre Gurode (ankle) limited their effectiveness in the second half. Both players returned, but the running game struggled mightily.

PASS DEFENSE: A -- Glover had a sack and a safety as did backup defensive end Kenyon Coleman. The Cowboys had four sacks in the game. Safeties Roy Williams and Darren Woodson might have to start marketing themselves as the "Bruise Brothers." Williams had three big hits and an interception. Cornerback Terence Newman helped shut down Cardinals receiver Anquan Boldin.

RUSH DEFENSE: A -- Emmitt Smith had a career low minus-1 yard on six carries. The Cardinals rushed for 32 yards as a team, the lowest for a Cowboys opponent since 1998. Defensive tackles La'Roi Glover, Willie Blade and backup Daleroy Stewart set the tone with strong play up front. The linebackers cleaned up in the run game with Dexter Coakley and Dat Nguyen combining for 11 tackles.

SPECIAL TEAMS: B -- Aside from some coverage breakdowns, it was a sterling effort. Billy Cundiff kicked two field goals. Punter Toby Gowin downed three inside the 20, including two inside the 5-yard line that the defense turned into safeties.

COACHING: A -- Bill Parcells is never satisfied, and he rode the Cowboys all week about not getting too excited about their potential three-game win streak. He threatened them with fear and then prepared them like none other. The Cowboys are riding a three-game winning streak for the first time since 1999. And even though it's early, they are in first place in the NFC East, setting up next week's litmus test against the Eagles.

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