Sunday, October 31, 2010
Wrap-up: Jaguars 35, Cowboys 17
By Paul Kuharsky
Thoughts about the Jaguars 35-17 win over the Cowboys.
What it means: Dismiss the Jaguars in the AFC South at your own risk, because 4-4 still gives them plenty of life in the AFC South halfway through their season.
Hero: David Garrard threw four touchdowns for the first time in his career and was tremendously efficient and accurate, hitting on 17 of 21 passes for 260 yards. He found the increasingly dangerous Marcedes Lewis for two of the scoring passes and really got Mike Sims-Walker involved with eight catches for 153 yards and a touchdown. Garrard also ran for the Jaguars' fifth TD.
What I liked: A much maligned secondary produced three interceptions -- two from Derek Cox, one from Rashean Mathis. A fourth came from the gigantic defensive tackle Terrance Knighton. Three were on tipped balls, but the Jaguars were opportunistic against Jon Kitna.
Bad development: Safety Don Carey earned an unnecessary roughness penalty for a helmet to helmet hit on Jason Witten, a play that knocked him out of the game with a neck injury.
What’s next: Jacksonville will enjoy its bye week before hosting back to back games against Houston and Cleveland.