Friday, September 14, 2012
Seattle Slip stat pack
By Tim MacMahon
IRVING, Texas – A stat pack to complement Todd Archer’s tearjerker about Tony Romo’s last trip to Seattle:
9: Current Cowboys who were on the roster for that game: Tony Romo, Jason Witten, Marcus Spears, DeMarcus Ware, Miles Austin, Jason Hatcher, Jay Ratliff, L.P. Ladouceur, Kenyon Coleman. Romo, Witten, Spears and Ware are the only current Cowboys who started in that game. Coleman left Dallas after that season and returned after four years.
112: Yards rushing on 22 carries by Julius Jones against the Seahawks that night, including a 35-yard run to set up the infamous botched field goal.
189: Passing yards by Tony Romo, who completed 17 of 29 passes with one touchdown and no interceptions. Coach Bill Parcells protected the first-year starting QB with a conservative game plan despite facing a Seattle secondary that was so depleted the ex-Cowboy Pete Hunter, who was working as a loan officer in Dallas, was signed that week and played in the nickel package.
93: Yards on a kickoff return for a touchdown by Miles Austin, then an undrafted, unknown rookie.
50: Yards on the field goal Martin Gramatica made in the first quarter
2: Catches by Terrell Owens for 26 yards.
2: Touchdowns for Seattle tight end Jerramy Stevens
2: Points for the Seahawks on the safety that resulted from Terry Glenn’s fumble in the fourth quarter, when the ball bounced out of the end zone. It was a critical play in the game that’s largely forgotten because the Cowboys had a chance to win on the field goal with 1:19 remaining.
1: Tackle by DeMarcus Ware, who did not have a sack.
20: Yards gained by Seattle’s Shaun Alexander off left tackle on the snap after the hold slipped through Romo’s hands. That run essentially sealed the win for the Seahawks. The Cowboys otherwise did an outstanding job against Alexander, holding him to 69 yards on 24 carries.
0-2: Parcells' record in playoff games with the Cowboys, his only stop as a head coach where he failed to get a postseason win.