Anthony Henry, after a rough opening drive where he gave up a couple of completions and had a facemask penalty, settled down to play some excellent ball. The most encouraging thing was not the INT, which was nice, but the way he started jumping the slant pattern and taking it away from David Carr. This was one of Houston's favorite patterns and but once Henry put the muzzle on it, Carr started to get frustrated. Here's a nice write-up on Henry today. Here's Aaron Glenn on Henry:
Patrick Crayton finally showed up. It was a nice game by the 3rd WR who lives in the shadow of TNT (by the way, did you guys catch the TNT sign on TV?) Bill Parcells made it a point to talk to Crayton.
"Where's that guy been?" he said.
"Where's that guy been?"
Then, to Sam Hurd, Parcells said: "That was a nice play."
Both receivers could only smile. "Thank you," Hurd managed.
Getting a little love from the head honcho. Crayton was especially clutch at converting 3rd downs (and a 4th down).
He had two first-down-producing catches on a second-quarter drive that led to Mike Vanderjagt's first field goal.
In the third quarter, his 8-yard catch on third-and-five from the Houston 19 helped set up the Cowboys' go-ahead touchdown.
Drew Bledsoe has a sense of humor, even when he's getting ripped by the fans.
But early in the second quarter, the chant of "Romo! Romo! Romo!" began. When asked if he heard the chant, Bledsoe stopped, and his face nearly betrayed his response.
"I don't know," Bledsoe said. "I heard a lot of noise."
The life of a Cowboys' starting QB. Here's the big thing, something that Parcells made abundantly clear in the press conferences this week.
Don't turn the ball over Drew, and we should do well. With the Cowboys running game on track and the emerging defense getting better, just don't turn the ball over.