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

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  1. LtJustice

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    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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