Pulling the Stats: Dallas Cowboys vs Pittsburgh Steelers

By Bevomav

The Dallas Cowboys are obviously a better team with Tony Romo, on offense and on defense. But for the first time all year, the Pittsburgh Steelers face a team that has more penalized yards that they do.

Scoring Offense

Dallas Cowboys

24.9 points per game without Tony Romo, ranked 8th and 27.3 points per game with Romo, ranked 6th

Pittsburgh Steelers

22.4 points per game, ranked 20th

Scoring Defense

The Cowboys are giving up 21.6 points per game without Tony Romo and 20.22 points per game with Romo, which is 9th in the NFL

The Steelers are giving up 14.2 points per game, which is tops in the NFL

The Dallas Cowboys are second in the NFL with 40 sacks. DeMarcus Ware is the NFL sacks leader with 15

Pittsburgh is first in the NFL with 42 sacks. James Harrison is third in the NFL with 14 sakcs

QB Match up

Tony Romo has a 103.2 quarterback rating, No. 1 in the NFL with 284 yards per game and 21 touchdowns with 8 interceptions

Ben Roethlisberger has an 80 quarterback rating, 22nd in the NFL with 13 touchdowns and 12 interceptions

Rushing Match up

Marion Barber 870 yards for a 3.9 yards per carry average

Willie Parker 572 for a 4 yards per carry average

Wide outs
Terrell Owens 828 yards for  8 td’s

Ward Hines 755 yards for 6 td’s

Tight Ends

Jason Witten 709 yards, 2 td’s

Heath Miller 344 yards, 2 td’s

Interesting Facts

  • Even with the missed games Adam “Pacman” Jones is still leading the team in Passes Defended
  • Dallas and Pittsburgh are tied with 3-3 records against teams with winning records
  • Dallas is No .3 in the NFL in 3rd down completion percentage at 46.2 percent. Pittsburgh is No. 13 at 41 percent
  • Dallas has finally met its match. Dallas has 693 yards in penalties, Pittsburgh has 672. This is the first time the Steelers face an opponent with more penalized yards than they do.

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