Dallas the Team to Beat in the NFC After Topping Packers

Favre hurt in the second quarter

This was to be the game of the year with Tony Romo facing off against his long time idol Brett Favre. The show down between the two QBs, however, only lasted one and a half quarters as Brett Favre was pulled from the game with an apparent injury to his arm.

Both teams came out firing to open the game. Brett Favre was the first to lead his team down the field with a couple quick passes and put the Pack up 3 to on the opening drive. The Cowboys would then answer back with a field goal of their own snatching away the Packers only lead of the game.

About midway through the second quarter, after throwing his second interception of the game Brett Favre was hit by Nate Jones on a blitz and injured his arm he would not come back for the rest of the game. Aaron Rodgers filled in nicely for the injured Favre going18 of 26 for 201 yards and a touchdown pass. Other contributers the Green Bay team would be Ryan Grant who ran for 94 yards on 14 carries and had two TDs and Greg Jennings who had 87 reception yards and 1 TD on five receptions.

Despite their hard play, though, the Packers were unable to keep up with the Cowboys high scoring offense. Tony Romo went 19 of 30 for 309 yards 4 TDs and the lone interception was because Owens bobbled the ball into a defender’s hands. Terrell Owens had over a hundred yards receiving in the first half of the game alone and finished the game with 7 receptions for 156 yards and 1 TD. Other key contributers to the Cowboys offense would be Patrick Crayton 3 receptions for 42 yards and two TDs, and Anthony Fasano with 1 reception for 26 yards and a TD. Jason Witten, who was believed by many to being a key factor in the game did not get his first catch until the Fourth quarter. Witten finished the game with 6 receptions for 67 yards.

Romo’s four TD passes now give him 33 TDs on the season, surpassing Danny White’s single season record of 30. Brett Favre’s winless record in Dallas is now moved to 0-9. With one more TD pass Terrell Owens can beat the team record set by Frank Clark, they are currently tied at 14. Brett Favre’s first pass interception is his first in a 139 pass attempts. This wins gives the Cowboys a playoff berth, with a Giants loss this week Dallas would clinch the division.

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