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Panthers Move to 3-0, With 28-24 Victory Over Dallas

Discussion in 'Game Summaries & Team News' started by LtJustice, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. LtJustice

    LtJustice QSF Commissioner

    Jul 22, 2010
    For the 2nd consecutive week, the Carolina Panthers held off an opponent's 4th quarter comeback attempt to defeat the Dallas Cowboys 28-24 and move to 3-0 on the season. The Carolina defense harassed Cowboys QB Tony Romo all day, who despite throwing for 358 yards and 3 touchdowns, also threw 4 interceptions and was sacked 3 times.

    Panthers QB Cam Newton, fresh off signing a new contract extension with the Panthers earlier this week, would fare much better; as he accounted for all 4 of the Panthers touchdowns on the day and avoided turning the ball over against the always tough Dallas defense. Newton agreed to a 6 year contract extension with the Panthers, worth a total in excess of $100 million, that should keep him in Carolina through at least the 2020 season.

    1st Quarter:

    The Panthers would put the first points on the board midway through the 1st quarter, following Romo's 1st interception on the day, as Newton would run a QB keeper for a 25 yard touchdown and a 7-0 Panthers lead.

    2nd Quarter:

    Dallas get on the board, with a 30 yard field goal`early in the 2nd quarter, to cut the Panthers lead to 7-3.

    Newton would strike again, in the final 2 minutes of the half, as he connected with rookie receiver Patrick Wilkerson for a 56 yard touchdown pass and a 14-3 Carolina lead at the half.

    3rd Quarter:

    Dallas would put together a quality drive to open the 2nd hald, that ended with a Romo touchdown pass to receiver Je-Marc Morris for 16 yards, to cut the Panthers lead to 14-10.

    Carolina would immediately answer back as Newton connected with tight end Greg Olsen on a 78 yard catch and run for a touchdown, to make it a 2 score Carolina lead at 21-10.

    Following an interception by the Panthers D, Carolina would capitalize and score on a 2 yard touchdown pass from Newton to fullback Mike Tolbert to push their lead to 28-10 at the end of the 3rd quarter.

    4th Quarter:

    The Cowboys would respond with a touchdown of their own on the following possession, as Romo connected with Morris again from 7 yards out, to cut the Panthers lead to 28-17.

    Dallas would capitalize on a turnover of their own, after recovering a fumble by Carolina halfback Taiwan Jones, as Rome threw his 3rd touchdown of the day on a 9 yard scoring strike to Miles Austin. Panthers lead 28-24.

    Carolina would be held to a 3 and out on the ensuing possession, and Dallas had a chance with just under two minutes remaining. The Carolina defense would hold strong, knocking balls out of Cowboys receivers hands, and force a turnover on down to seal the Panthers 3rd straight victory to open the 2014 season.

    The Panthers travel to Tampa in week 4 to take on the division rival Tampa Bay Buccaneers.


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