PASSING OFFENSE: B -- Drew Bledsoe passed for 312 yards, including eight passes for 120 yards to receiver Keyshawn Johnson. He threw a touchdown pass to Jason Witten, as well. He also had an interception, three sacks and two fumbles. Johnson also had a fumble after a reception.
RUSHING OFFENSE: C -- The Cowboys didn't run it well, gaining 92 yards on
38 carries. But they ran it often, which helped the Cowboys control the ball
and the clock for more than 30 minutes.
PASS DEFENSE: B -- The Cowboys had four sacks and a red zone interception
by Anthony Henry. The Cowboys shut down big play receiver Plaxico Burress,
and Jeremy Shockey's 24-yard touchdown was courtesy of a blown coverage by
safety Roy Williams.
RUSH DEFENSE: A -- Tiki Barber rushed for just 64 yards, and was a
non-factor. Jason Ferguson clogs the middle as well as anyone in the league.
SPECIAL TEAMS: C -- Jose Cortez made three field goals, including the
game winner in overtime. But he missed a 48-yard field goal and had a
50-yarder blocked. A big punt return by Patrick Crayton was nullified by a
penalty. The Cowboys also had a punt blocked.
COACHING: B -- It's too early to be making a big fuss about the Cowboys
being in first place in the NFC East, but it still matters. Winning
back-to-back games is a big deal, however, as are the two straight dominant
defensive performances against division opponents Philadelphia and New York.
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