Week 1,This season started with more talk about the key players not on the field for the Cowboys.But the ones that did show up here against the Giants did just that. And they showed up in a big way.If there was still any doubt, Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo proved he indeed is one of those key players, as he made up for key injuries and an inconsistent defense.Making a statement that this is his team, Romo carried the Cowboys to an exciting 45-35 win over the Giants Sunday night at Texas Stadium with a career night.Week 2,The offense didn't duplicate its blistering production from a week ago - at least not until late in the game. The defense gave up more plays without starting cornerback Terence Newman (plantar fascia) and linebacker Greg Ellis (heel).But the Cowboys made enough game-changing plays to beat the Miami Dolphins, 37-20, Sunday at Dolphin Stadium and improve to 2-0 for the first time since 1999.Week 3,Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo made a statement Sunday night. And his team did, too.If there was any doubt the Cowboys quarterback is the real deal, he just about ended it here at Soldier Field by stifling the Bears' defense in the second half and leading his team to an impressive 34-10 win over Chicago (1-2).The Cowboys are 3-0 for the first time since 1999 and in sole possession of first place in the NFC East.
Week 4,Like they've done in the first three games, the Cowboys got off to a slow start. But in the end, they had more talent, they made more plays, their defense virtually pitched a shutout and they simply had a better quarterback.Add it all up, and the Cowboys cruised to a 35-7 win over the Rams at Texas Stadium. The win gave the Cowboys their first 4-0 start since 1995 and dropped the Rams to 0-4, despite veteran wide receiver Isaac Bruce's desperation attempt to rally his team by predicting a victory over the Cowboys earlier in the week. Week 5,For the first time since 1983, the Cowboys went to 5-0 after escaping the Bills (1-4) for an improbable 25-24 win that might have left the majority of a stunned crowd at Ralph Wilson Stadium here Monday night weeping harder than the flowing stream at nearby Niagara Falls."Wow," Phillips said to open his post-game press conference. "I told Tony Romo wouldn't it be amazing if we won this game. But our kicker did a great job. He made two straight 53-yarders (after) an onside kick."But I can't say enough about the character of our team. We made way too many mistakes, but we almost gave it away. But we took it at the last." Week 6,The Cowboys were good, but the Patriots were great. And more importantly, they were simply better in just about every way, eventually steamrolling to a 48-27 win in Sunday's showdown of unbeaten teams at Texas Stadium.Week 7,If it hasn't happened already, the Cowboys are starting to show all the signs of being a good football team.If anything, their record says they are, especially after overcoming their own mistakes and outlasting a gritty Vikings team Sunday at Texas Stadium for a 24-14 win that puts them at 6-1 heading into the bye week.The Cowboys are the only team in the NFC with six wins, and currently share a half-game lead over the idle Packers (5-1) for the top record in the conference.
Week 8,The Eagles, led by their quarterback, said all week long any team that wanted to win the NFC East would still have to go through Philadelphia.Well, the Cowboys did just that Sunday night, running right through and then right over the Eagles here at Lincoln Financial Field.The Cowboys left no doubt they are now the team to beat in the NFC East, whipping the Eagles from start to finish,38-17, in front of a nationally-televised audience.Week 9,Once again, the Cowboys (8-1) weren't bothered by much of anything as they rolled to a 31-20 win over New York that not only puts them at 8-1, but gives them a commanding lead in the NFC East over the Giants (6-3) and Redskins (5-4), who come to Texas Stadium next weekend for the first of three straight home games.But for the first half of Sunday's showdown, this was every bit the anticipated rematch from the season opener in which the Cowboys outlasted the Giants 45-35.Week 10,Owens had a career-high four touchdown catches, including three in the second half, and even batted down the Redskins' Hail Mary attempt with no time remaining to secure the Cowboys' 28-23 win over Washington Sunday afternoon at Texas Stadium.The Cowboys are now 9-1 for the first time since 1983 and kept pace with the Packers (9-1) for the NFC's best record. The Cowboys also kept their two-game lead over the Giants (7-3) in the NFC East and assured themselves of a winning division record with four wins and only two division games to play.Week 11,As expected, this Turkey Day game was rather one-sided from start to finish, as the Cowboys beat up the lowly Jets for a 34-3 win at Texas Stadium.The Cowboys became the first team in franchise history to start 10-1 and by doing so, they kept pace with the Packers, who also improved to 10-1 in their Thanksgiving win over the Lions to set up next Thursday's showdown in what could be a possible NFC Championship preview.Week 12,The Cowboys are the best football team in the NFC - right now.
The Cowboys are hoping they will be able to claim that time come late January, but as things stand now, they are the top dogs in the conference after Thursday night's 37-27 win over the Packers in a showdown of 10-1 teams.The Cowboys moved to 11-1 and clinched a playoff berth in the process. They can clinch the NFC East on Sunday if the Giants lose in Chicago or wrap up their first division title since 1998 by simply winning one more game.Week 13,With the Cowboys in need of arguably the most important touchdown drive of the season, what better place was there to be than the Motor City?With the game, the NFC East division and the fight to stay atop the race for home-field advantage all at stake, the Cowboys went on a Sunday drive for the ages.The end result was an amazing and improbable 28-27 comeback win Sunday over the Lions at Ford Field.Week 14,The Cowboys had their worst showing of the season. Tony Romo struggled more than ever and was bothered by a thumb injury, although the X-rays after the game were negative. Terrell Owens was a non-factor with just two catches. And the defense just couldn't overcome the offensive woes.Romo's thumb contusion wasn't the only concern. Several key players, including starting center Andre Gurode, also sustained injuries.
Add it all up, and the Cowboys saw their dreams of a 15-1 season wiped away by the Eagles, who beat them up 10-6 here at Texas Stadium.Week 15,The Cowboys got back to their winning ways Saturday, outlasting a gritty Carolina squad for a 20-13 win here at Bank of America Stadium. The win improved the Cowboys to 13-2 and a perfect 7-0 on the road. Week 16,While the Cowboys will enter the NFC playoffs as the favorites to advance to the Super Bowl, they too must fight for the conference crown after losing their regular-season finale.The Cowboys were manhandled Sunday afternoon by an inspired Redskins team that simply wanted this game more.That was evident in the results, as the Redskins left with a dominating 27-6 win at a rainy and cold FedEx Field.Wild Card Weekend,Saturday's Games(AFC-Jaguars 31,Steelers 29,San Diego 17,Titians 10)Sunday's Games(NFC-Giants 24,Buc's 14,Redskins 14,Seahawks 35)Divisional Playoff,Saturday's Games(NFC-Packers 42,Seahawks 20)(AFC-Patriots 31,Jaguars 20)Sunday's Games(NFC-Cowboys 17,Giants 21,)(AFC-San Diego 28,Colts 24,)Conference Playoff,Winners NFC(Giants)AFC (Patriots)
Super Bowl XLII 2007 Giants Won, 17-14! The New Super Bowl Champs
Giantsí scintillating 17-14 victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII.