Panthers should outlast Cowboys

Updated: December 30, 2003, 2:47 PM ET
By Football Scouts, Inc. | For ESPN Insider
Editor's note: Football Scouts, Inc., takes an early look at the NFL playoff match-ups. They'll be back later this week with a more in-depth scouting report on each game.

When Dallas has the ball ...
Dallas run offense vs. Carolina run defense
The Cowboys will run the football as long as they remain alive in the playoffs, so the question is, Who will run the football? Head coach Bill Parcells believes in offensive balance, and for the Cowboys, the number of rush attempts is almost more important than the yards they produce.