During the season, the Cowboys had been one of the best teams in the league in controlling the Giants's league-leading pass rush, but in the fourth quarter, the Giants broke through with Reggie Torbor and Kawika Mitchell both contributing sacks, and the team constantly forcing Tony Romo to rush throws. Romo became so rattled he committed an intentional grounding penalty with four minutes left, forcing a punt. As the game reached its closing minutes, the Cowboys had possession with a final chance to win. Tony Romo began to lead the Cowboys down the field for a potential game-winning drive with a minute and a half left in the game.
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Jones also appeared as himself in a 1996 episode of the TV show Coach and in a 2007 television commercial for Diet Pepsi MAX, which also featured then Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips and quarterback Tony Romo. He appeared as himself in the seventh season of the HBO series Entourage in 2010, in an episode of the TNT incarnation of Dallas titled "Truth and Consequences", which aired on July 4, 2012, in a series of commercials for the 2012 season of ESPN's Monday Night Football, and in the season 4 premiere of The League. In 2013, Jones narrated a documentary film on former teammate and business partner Jim Lindsey.
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The Eastern Illinois Panthers baseball team is a varsity intercollegiate athletic team of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois, United States. The team is a member of the Ohio Valley Conference, which is part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division I. Eastern Illinois’ first baseball team was fielded in 1904. The team plays its home games at Coaches Stadium at Monier Field in Charleston, Illinois. The Panthers are coached by Jason Anderson. Tim Bogar, retired Major League Baseball infielder. Zach Borenstein, professional baseball player.
After Cowboys QB Tony Romo was sacked by DE Dwight Freeney, Colts WR Marvin Harrison fumbled, and after the Cowboys punted, Manning was sacked by Jay Ratliff and Bradie James recovered the fumble. After a couple of punts by both teams, Peyton Manning & Co. pushed the Cowboys deep in their own territory thanks to the great rushing by rookie RB Joseph Addai.
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The Eastern Illinois Panthers women's basketball team is the basketball team that represents Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois, United States. The school's team currently competes in the Ohio Valley Conference. Prior to joining the OVC in 1996, Eastern Illinois had won the Gateway Conference tournament in 1988, where they reached what is so far their only NCAA Tournament appearance, which they lost 78-72 at home against Colorado. They have made the WNIT in 2010 and 2013. As of the end of the 2015-16 season, the Panthers have an all-time record of 576-645. The Panthers have appeared in the NCAA Division I Tournament one time. Their record is 0–1.
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But the Giants had no answer on defense for Tony Romo's confidence or late game heroics. The bad timeout came back to haunt the Giants as Romo found Jason Witten open downfield and Gramatica kicked the game-winner. Manning was 24–36 for 270 yards and two touchdowns, and Tiki Barber rushed for 90 yards. Shockey led the Giants with six receptions. The differences in the game were once again the questionable playcalls and poor execution at crucial times in the game. Romo for the day was exceptional, finishing 20 of 34 for 257 passing yards, with two interceptions. A 27–13 victory over the Carolina Panthers boosted New York to 7–6 and an inside track to an NFC Wildcard spot.
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The Eastern Illinois Panthers men's basketball team is the basketball team that represents Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois, United States. The first basketball team started in 1908–09 season. The school's team currently competes in the Ohio Valley Conference. The Panthers competed in the NCAA Tournament in 1992 and 2001. Eastern Illinois' records season by season since joining Division I in 1981. The Panthers have appeared in the NCAA Division I Tournament two times. Their combined record is 0–2. The Panthers have appeared in the NCAA Division II Tournament six times. Their combined record is 10–7. The Panthers have appeared in the NAIA Tournament six times.
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Since its inception in 1920, the National Football League has played games on Thanksgiving Day, patterned upon the historic playing of college football games on and around the Thanksgiving holiday.
In the second quarter, Dallas increased its lead as QB Tony Romo completed a 4-yard TD pass to TE Jason Witten. The Bengals would end the half with kicker Shayne Graham getting a 41-yard and a 31-yard field goal. In the third quarter, Cincinnati tried to rally as QB Carson Palmer completed an 18-yard TD pass to WR T. J. Houshmandzadeh. In the fourth quarter, the Bengals got closer as Graham got a 40-yard field goal, yet the Cowboys answered with Romo completing a 57-yard TD pass to WR Terrell Owens.
Q1 – 1:09 – 20-yard TD pass from Tony Romo to Terry Glenn, Mike Vanderjagt extra point is good (7–7). Q2 – 11:33 – 2-yard TD pass from Tony Romo to Terry Glenn, Mike Vanderjagt extra point is good (14–7 DAL). Q2 – 6:38 – 46-yard FG by Matt Bryant (14–10 DAL). Q2 – 0:30 – 1-yard TD pass from Tony Romo to Marion Barber, Mike Vanderjagt extra point is good (21–10 DAL). Q3 – 9:55 – 2-yard TD pass from Tony Romo to Marion Barber, Mike Vanderjagt extra point is good (28–10 DAL). Q3 – 6:30 – 7-yard TD pass from Tony Romo to Terrell Owens, Mike Vanderjagt extra point is good (35–10 DAL). Q4 – 10:00 – 22-yard FG by Mike Vanderjagt (38–10 DAL).
With 32 seconds remaining in the game, Dez caught a touchdown pass from quarterback Tony Romo to bring the score to 31–29. Following a failed two-point conversion, Dallas recovered an onside kick to give the offense one last opportunity to win the game. Kicker Dan Bailey attempted a 51-yard field goal, but it sailed wide left to end the game 31–29. Bryant had two catches for 14 yards in the Week 7 win against the Carolina Panthers.
He served as the head football coach at Adams State College (1959–1962), North Dakota State University (1963–1965), the University of Arizona (1967–1968), Western Illinois University (1969–1973), Florida State University (1974–1975), Eastern Illinois University (1978–1982), and the University of Northern Iowa (1983–1987), compiling a career college football record of 200–81–4. Murdra was also the head coach of the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League (CFL) for one season in 1966. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 2000. Mudra played as a fullback at Peru State College and graduated from there in 1951. Mudra had an unorthodox coaching style.
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In week 15, Manning and the Giants visited Texas Stadium, where Tony Romo battled through a lower back contusion and connected with nine different receivers, finishing 20-of-30 for 244 yards and two touchdowns leading the Dallas Cowboys to a 20-8 victory. In week 16 against the Carolina Panthers with NFC homefield advantage on the line, Manning had a passing day of 17 of 27 for 181 yards and no interceptions. Manning led the Giants back from deficits of 21–10 and 28–20 to tie the game with just over three minutes left, including a bullet pass to Domenik Hixon for a key two-point conversion to tie the game at 28. The game was played in freezing conditions.
After a scoreless third quarter, Dallas took the lead when Dallas QB Tony Romo completed a 25-yard TD pass to TE Martellus Bennett. The 'Skins attempted to mount a comeback, however the Cowboys’ defense was able to secure the win. With the loss, the Redskins fell to 6–4. Hoping to rebound from their divisional home loss to the Cowboys, the Redskins flew to Qwest Field for a Week 12 duel with the Seattle Seahawks. In the first quarter, the Redskins trailed early as the Seahawks Olindo Mare kicked a 45-yard field goal. In the second quarter, Washington took the lead as RB Ladell Betts scored on a 1-yard TD run.
Q1 – CHI – 3:09 – Robbie Gould 20-yard FG (CHI 3–0) Q2 – DAL – 8:49 – Nick Folk 30-yard FG (3–3) Q3 – DAL – 10:14 – 3-yard TD pass from Tony Romo to Jason Witten (Folk kick) (DAL 10–3) Q3 – CHI – 7:14 – Cedric Benson 1-yard TD run (Gould kick) (10–10) Q3 – DAL – 1:18 – 10-yard TD pass from Tony Romo to Marion Barber (Folk kick) (DAL 17–10) Q4 – DAL – 12:10 – Nick Folk 44-yard FG (DAL 20–10) Q4 – DAL – 11:49 – Anthony Henry 28-yard interception return TD (Folk kick) (DAL 27–10) Q4 – DAL – 3:10 – Marion Barber 1-yard TD run (Folk kick) (DAL 34–10) Following the aftermath of the team's loss to Dallas, the Bears turned to Brian Griese replace Rex Grossman.
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He was also named to the AP All-Pro team as the first quarterback, receiving 44 votes while runner-up Tony Romo received three. He was named to the Pro Bowl for the 2014 season. He was ranked as the second best player in the league among his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2015. In 2015, Rodgers had a down-year by his standards. He threw for a career low 3,821 yards in which he played for at least 15 games, although he had 31 touchdowns to just 8 interceptions. Rodgers completed only 60.7 of his passes, averaged only 6.7 yards per attempt and finished with a passer rating of 92.7; all career lows.
However, the Cowboys jumped back out in front with quarterback Tony Romo completing a 2-yard touchdown pass to tight end Tony Curtis, which was followed by Folk kicking a 28-yard field goal. In the fourth quarter, Dallas extended the lead with Folk's 47-yard field goal and Romo's 34-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Terrell Owens. The Dolphins tried to come back as Green completed a 21-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Derek Hagan, but the Cowboys put the game away with Barber's 40-yard touchdown run as Miami fell to 0–2 and 0–2 against NFC opponents.