Panthers @ Cowboys News and Notes

Panthers @ Cowboys News and Notes

Dallas, TX - The Panthers registered 7 sacks, bringing their season total to 25.  Last season, the Panthers totaled 26 sacks.

Rodney Peete left the game after the first half, suffering from a headache/concussion.  Chris Weinke took over in the second half, going 7 of 12 for 114 yards, and he led the Panthers to two field goals.

On other injury fronts, Jarrod Cooper had a knee sprain (MRI scheduled) and Dan Morgan had a high abdominal strain.  Steve Smith got hurt on the last kickoff of the game and his condition is unknown.

Julius Peppers snagged his first NFL interception on a screen play.  His interception set up Carolina's only touchdown of the day.

Said John Fox: "...to give a game away like that at the end is mind-boggling..".

This was either an extremely sloppy game or the officials were flag-happy.  There were 23 penalties total: The Panthers had 14 for 106 yards and the Cowboys had 9 for 71 yards.

The Panther defense finally allowed 100 yards rushing, with the Cowboys racking up 138 on 23 carries.

The Panthers were 5 of 16 on third down, a 31% efficiency.


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