Big plays are back for Cowboys
By Tim MacMahon – ESPN Dallas
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The big play, a missing element in the Cowboys’ offense recently, was a major reason for Dallas’ stunning success at New Meadowlands Stadium.
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Allison Loucks Manager of Statistics ESPN Stats and Information 860.766.5370 The Cowboys had a season-high seven pass plays of 20 or more yards during the 33-20 win over the Giants. They matched a season high with three runs of 10 or more yards.
The explosive plays came from a variety of sources. Running back Felix Jones had a 71-yard touchdown on a screen pass and a 12-yard run. Receiver Dez Bryant had receptions of 46 and 45 yards. Miles Austin had 44- and 24-yard catches, the latter a touchdown. Receiver Roy Williams had a 27-yard catch on third-and-long. Tight end Martellus Bennett had a 32-yard catch. And running back Marion Barber had runs of 18 and 12 yards while the Cowboys ran out the clock.
“We just put it together,” Jones said. “It’d been a long season for us. Things hadn’t gone our way. We came out here, executed and did things we were supposed to do. You need those plays and that momentum on your side.”