Ravens - Cowboys: Notes and quotes

SACK CHARTS: Outside linebacker Terrell Suggs' sack gives him 20 ½ in 26 career games, making him the fourth-fastest to reach that total along with Jevon Kearse and Anthony Smith. As usual, he danced demonstratively after tackling the quarterback.<br><br> "That was PG-13," Suggs said. "That wasn't T.O. I didn't have no naked woman."

TRAINING ROOM: Running back Jamal Lewis' sprained ankle was serious enough to keep him off the field after rushing for five yards on two carries, but the All-Pro runner is confident he'll play next Sunday against the New England Patriots.

"It didn't feel that bad," Lewis said. "I could have went back in, but we were up. No, I don't anticipate missing next week."

Running back Musa Smith won't be so fortunate. His gruesomely broken tibia is a compound fracture, and will end his season. He'll likely require surgery to aid the healing process.

Outside linebacker Roderick Green suffered a separated shoulder. Defensive end Tony Weaver had an abdominal strain. Linebacker T.J. Slaughter sprained his wrist.

OGDEN RETURNS: It was All-Pro offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden's first game back after missing three weeks with a pulled hamstring.
"I didn't feel 100 percent, but it felt pretty good," Ogden said. "It was still a little sore, but not that much."

TARGETED FOR FIRE: The Ravens made no secret about who they were going after on the Cowboys' defense: rookie cornerback Lance Frazier.

They repeatedly threw at Frazier, whom Dallas signed Oct. 12 off the Baltimore practice squad, including Boller's 31-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Johnson. Frazier interfered with Johnson downfield, but that didn't help his cause.

"It's part of the maturation process, especially for us young guys," Frazier said. "I've got to expect this type of game every week where they're going to come at me."

ROUGH DEBUT: New punter Nick Murphy averaged 40 yards, 33.4 net yards as he struggled with his directional punting in his first NFL game.

The two-time All-NFL Europe selection also dropped an accurate extra point snap from Joe Maese after Baltimore's final touchdown.
"It wasn't one of my best games," Murphy said. "I'm not that concerned about the hold as I am about the directional punting. It's over with. I can move on and do better next time."

NOT SO TIRED: Safety Chad Williams returned an interception 44 yards for a touchdown, reaching the end zone unlike his 93-yard return when he ran out of gas against the Buffalo Bills.

"It wasn't that far like last time," Williams said. "I just took it to the house."

ALL-TIME LEADER: Wide receiver Travis Taylor eclipsed Qadry Ismail on the team's all-time receptions chart.

With six catches for 68 yards, Taylor now has 196 career catches ahead of the retired Ismail's 191 from 1999 to 2001.

TRICKERY: The Ravens tried to throw a pass to Boller from wide receiver Randy Hymes, a quarterback at Grambling, but Dallas was aware of it and immediately snuffed out the attempted gadget play.

QUICK HITS: Baltimore's four interceptions for touchdowns ties a team record set in 1999 and 2003. … The Ravens' 30 points in the second half is the team's third-most second-half points in team history (38 vs. Seattle on Nov. 23, 2003 and 32 vs. Jacksonville on Sept. 10, 2000). … Baltimore has won three consecutive games and five of its past six. … The Ravens' annual food drive collected 21,000 pounds of food and $15,000 for the Maryland Food Bank.

Aaron Wilson writes for ravensinsider.com and the Carroll County Times.

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