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From the Inbox: Cowboys vs. Panthers Edition

So I got some more stuff in my inbox this week from NFL.com and various other sources.

Before we jump to the Panthers game, some notes about Sunday.

The game between Dallas and New York was played in front of 105,121 fans, the most ever for an NFL regular season game. But you guys probably already knew that. But did you know the game also featured eight lead changes, the most in a game since 2002 when a Minnesota/Buffalo game had nine lead changes.

Somehow, I thought the new stadium would give the Cowboys some kind of extra-motivation, a little pep in their step. Turns out that the Cowboys became the fifth home-team victim out of the last six games played at new stadiums. Only Arizona managed to win their first game in their new stadium in the last six attempts.

And for a little good news - since realignment in 2002, of the teams that started 1-1 or 0-2, 48 out of the 84 made the playoffs (57.1 percent). And, four of the past eight Super Bowl champions began their seasons at 1-1 or 0-2.

On to the Panthers...

The Cowboys are 7-3 vs. Carolina in their history.

The Carolina game on October 29, 2006 was the first game Tony Romo started as the Dallas QB. He led us to a 35-14 victory after falling behind right at the start, 14-0. Romo went 24 for 36, 270 yards with 1 TD and 1 INT.

John Fox is 1-5 lifetime against Dallas.

Wade Phillips is 3-0 lifetime against Carolina.

The last time we played.

12/22/07: Cowboys 20 at Panthers 13. Dallas wins 13th game, tying most wins in franchise history. QB Tony Romo throws for 1 TD & RB Marion Barber rushes for 110 yards & 1 TD.

The last time we played in Dallas.

11/23/03: Cowboys 24, Panthers 20. Dallas QB Quincy Carter throws for 254 yards & 2 TDs. Carolina RB Stephen Davis sets Panthers’ single-season rushing yards record in loss.

A Quincy Carter mention!

Dallas has 41 wins on MNF, #1 in NFL history .

And just for fun, the top five QB's in the NFL since the start of the 2006 season (50 regular-season games) in these categories:

- Passing Yards

Drew Brees - 14,579
Peyton Manning - 13,043
Brett Favre - 11,777
Philip Rivers - 11,237
Tony Romo - 11,042

- Pass TDs

Drew Brees - 97
Peyton Manning - 92
Tony Romo - 85
Philip Rivers - 80
Tom Brady - 76

- 300-yd Games

Drew Brees - 25
Tony Romo - 17
Peyton Manning - 15
Kurt Warner - 13
Two tied - 12

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