8:00 PM ET, November 29, 2007
Texas Stadium, Irving, TX
IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Tony Romo took a knee, sealing a playoff-clinching, record-setting victory over the team he grew up rooting for and the quarterback he's obviously patterned himself after. So when it was time for hugs and handshakes, the kid from Wisconsin went looking for Brett Favre.
Brett Favre has established himself as the iron man of the NFL, but that title could be in jeopardy after he suffered shoulder and elbow injuries on Thursday. Here's a look at his record of durability:
|• 249 consecutive regular-season starts and 269 including the playoffs|
|• Longest streak ever by a quarterback, third longest for any position|
|• Streak began on Sept. 27, 1992 versus the Steelers and rookie head coach Bill Cowher|
|• 207 other quarterbacks have started at least one NFL game since the streak began|
|• Has appeared on 49 injury lists during this period|
Favre already considered Texas Stadium a miserable place, half-joking earlier this week that he was hoping "it would be gone before I got back there." He's 0-9 here. ... Dallas leads the regular-season series 11-10. ... Cowboys WR Miles Austin didn't have a catch, but he drew pass interference penalties of 42 and 40 yards. ... Look for the shaggy-haired Rodgers to get a haircut soon. He vowed not to trim it until he threw a touchdown.
This wasn't Brett Favre's best game. He forced throws and threw into double coverage too often. At times, he appeared to have his mind made up as to where he was going with the ball before he read the defense. His pass protection didn't help his cause, but Favre didn't recognize blitzers coming clean. The play calling was questionable, as Green Bay got away from its West Coast principles early. After Favre's injury, the Packers got back to throwing short, precise passes. Aaron Rodgers also missed some blitz pickups, but he did move the team with sharp throws and his feet. Meanwhile, Atari Bigby was overwhelmed by Jason Witten, and Terrell Owens was unstoppable. Tony Romo never waivered, continually manipulating coverages and utilizing all his weapons in leading the Cowboys to victory.
-- Matt Williamson , Scouts Inc.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.8||7.1|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|FG||11:32||Mason Crosby 47 Yd||3||0|
|FG||08:23||Nick Folk 26 Yd||3||3|
|FG||03:15||Nick Folk 51 Yd||3||6|
|TD||01:14||Patrick Crayton 3 Yd Pass From Tony Romo (Nick Folk Kick)||3||13|
|TD||00:01||Ryan Grant 62 Yd Run (Mason Crosby Kick)||10||13|
|TD||13:20||Anthony Fasano 26 Yd Pass From Tony Romo (Nick Folk Kick)||10||20|
|TD||09:53||Terrell Owens 10 Yd Pass From Tony Romo (Nick Folk Kick)||10||27|
|TD||00:31||Greg Jennings 11 Yd Pass From Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby Kick)||17||27|
|TD||05:15||Ryan Grant 1 Yd Run (Mason Crosby Kick)||24||27|
|TD||07:51||Patrick Crayton 4 Yd Pass From Tony Romo (Nick Folk Kick)||24||34|
|FG||05:03||Mason Crosby 52 Yd||27||34|
|FG||01:03||Nick Folk 25 Yd||27||37|