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The NFC East divisional matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants this past Sunday drew the most viewers ever for a Sunday Night Football game.
The Cowboys’ 20-8 win Sunday on NBC attracted 23.1 million viewers, the network said Tuesday.
The game earned a 13.7 rating and 21 share to make it the 3rd highest rated Sunday Night Football game ever.
The New York Giants have ruled out halfback Brandon Jacobs for Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys.
Jacobs has not practiced all week because of his knee injury, which has been bothering him for about a month. He will be replaced in the starting lineup by Derrick Ward.
Dallas Cowboys cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones is out this week and might miss the rest of the season after injuring his neck against Pittsburgh.
Coach Wade Phillips said Wednesday that Jones will miss Sunday’s game against the Giants with a herniated disc in his neck. Phillips said there might be damage to a second disc and that Jones could be sidelined for the season. He said team doctors don’t consider the injury career-threatening.
Jones was hurt when he fell on top of his muffed punt but still got caught in a scramble for the loose ball. After several players fell on him, Jones was pulled from the pile awkwardly by a Pittsburgh player.
Jones has already returned to practice, but the Cowboys still have a roster exemption and do not yet have to put him on their 53-man roster.
Dallas linebacker DeMarcus Ware and running back Marion Barber were not at practice Monday. Coach Wade Phillips said both were “day to day.” Ware, the NFL sacks leader, has a hyper extended left knee and Barber has a dislocated right pinkie toe.
MRI tests Friday revealed no significant damage for Ware and Barber. Both were injured in the Cowboys’ 34-9 victory over the Seahawks on Thanksgiving. Phillips expects Ware to practice this week, but was less certain about Barber.
With starting running back Brandon Jacobs out with a knee injury, the Giants took to the air to win their sixth in a row. Manning threw for three touchdowns in his return to the scene of his Super Bowl MVP performance and the New York Giants beat Arizona 37-29 to snap the Cardinals’ seven-game home winning streak.
Manning completed 26 of 33 for 240 yards with no interceptions as the Giants moved to 10-1, tied for the best record in the NFL.
Terrell Owens broke out with seven catches for 213 yards and the Dallas defense played great when it had to, helping the Cowboys beat the San Francisco 49ers 35-22 Sunday. Tony Romo was 23-of-39 for 341 yards and three touchdowns in his second game playing with a splint protecting a broken pinkie on his passing hand.
Dallas (7-4) has won consecutive games for the first time since starting 3-0. With Seattle coming to Texas Stadium on Thursday, the Cowboys could distance themselves even more from their recent 2-4 rut and could go steaming into December in prime position for a wild-card playoff berth.
Clinton Portis gained 143 yards on 29 carries, including key runs late that helped preserve the Redskins’ first victory in almost a month, 20-17 over the Seattle Seahawks. It ended a two-game losing streak for Washington (7-4), which hosts the division-leading New York Giants (10-1) on Sunday.
ESPN‘s Chris Mortensen reported on Sunday that the Cowboys defensive back must strictly adhere to the terms of his reinstatement and any mess ups will lead to a lifetime ban from the NFL.
Jones is slated to return to practice Monday and be eligible to play Dec. 7 at Pittsburgh.
The man, who goes by Doc, was outside a movie theater in Dallas when a stranger came up and offered to pay for him to see a movie. Planning on passing out fliers for a consignment store across the street for some cash, Doc declined. But then he realized that he had just turned down Tony Romo.
Doc then ran across the street, asked for the day off and ran back to the theater. Romo and Doc ended up sitting together watching the movie “Role Model.” Doc told the newspaper that he informed Romo that he hadn’t showered in days.