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Monday Night Football

Season 38 Episode 6

2007 Week 5: Dallas Cowboys at Buffalo Bills

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Oct 09, 2007 on ESPN
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2007 Week 5: Dallas Cowboys at Buffalo Bills

The 4-0 Dallas Cowboys head to Buffalo to face the 1-3 Buffalo Bills. The Bills host their first Monday Night Football game in 13 years.

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  • One for the record books!!!

    I'm not one entirely for stats but this was probably the least fundamental game a team could play, let alone the Dallas Cowboys. What impressed me most about this game is how neither team gave up and both looked like the franchises of old. Tony Romo is definitely a fast rising star and at this rate a sure Hall of Famer but this was a statistical nightmare. Anytime you turn a ball over that much and give up that many plays you are due for a serious "L" but this goes to so you the medal of this young and up and coming team. Can't wait for the rest of this season to play out...Go Cowboys!!!moreless
  • Tony Romo threw five interceptions, and six total turnovers, and still won the game? I must be dreaming.

    My mom said I couldn't watch football anymore after how much screaming I was doing in the last minute of this game. Yeah. It was that bad.

    Here is a recap. The Dallas Cowboys (4-0) were expected to blow out the 1-3 Buffalo Bills, but Buffalo started strong. On its first fourth down, they fake punted and ran for the first down. Impressive. But then they do punt, which puts the Cowboys at their own two yard line. But then something bad happens.

    You'd think a safety, huh? Nope.

    The nightmare for Tony Romo started there as he threw his first interception as Buffalo ran it in for a touchdown. 7-0, Buffalo. I was mad, of course, but at that point, I'm like: "Well it happens to all quarterbacks."

    Well I was wrong.

    The next drive for the Cowboys lead to another interception by Romo for his second interception of the night. Fortunately for Dallas, they stopped Buffalo from converting on 4th and 1.

    Next drive, Tony Romo easily connects to Jason Witten for a touchdown. 7-7, Dallas and Buffalo are tied. The next drive or so for Buffalo leads to a simple field goal. No problem there. 10-7 lead for the Bills it all.

    But things get worse. Tony Romo, again pinned in his own territory, looks to throw when his pass is deflected and caught by Buffalo in the end zone for a touchdown. Lucky.

    17-7, Buffalo.

    No action in the rest of the half except for a good distance field goal by Cowboys' rookie kicker, Nick Folk, so the score at halftime is 17-10. It is just a touchdown lead for Buffalo. And also, did I mention Tony Romo threw another interception between then? I guess I forgot. So three interceptions in the first half for Romo.

    On Dallas's opening drive in the third quarter, they seem to be on an impressive drive, but once again, they can't get to the end zone and have to settle for a field goal. Nick Folk gets it and brings the Cowboys within four points at 17-13. But things go bad.

    On the kickoff, Buffalo takes it.. 20.. 30.. 40.. 50.. 40..

    30.. 20.. 10.. End zone. Poor Dallas. They looked so impressive at the beginning of the previous drive, though they settled for a field goal. But they allowed yet another touchdown off a punt return or kick return. 24-13, Buffalo.

    Another interception by Romo. His fourth interception.

    Later, another Dallas field goal. 24-16, Dallas.

    Romo now has four interceptions, and a lost fumble. Buffalo has the ball in Dallas territory. Can Dallas finally force Buffalo's first turnover... YES! They return it all the way down to about the Buffalo 30, 25, or 20. Dallas is now in great position to score in the fourth quarter with about 3-6 minutes left.

    Tony Romo looks to pass. He throws to the end zone...

    This really pissed me off. I was watching this game on ESPN and they were talking about Tony Romo's interceptions. I'll even type in the exact quote of what this one commentator said:

    "Tony Romo has thrown for four interceptions.." (Tony Romo throws an interception) "..five interceptions! I just think that jinxed Dallas and Buffalo now has the ball. I have almost lost hope when my dad comes in my room saying Dallas is holding them, so I'm like, "Cool. Maybe Dallas has a chance now."

    An impressive drive leads to Dallas's first touchdown of the game for Dallas since the third quarter and it is 24-22. Dallas goes for the two-point conversion.

    "Tony Romo throws to Terrell Owens... and... he has it.. NO! He drops it! No good! The score remains 24-22!"

    Now I was really mad. I could of gone on a wild rampage throughout the whole country with a shotgun, and hurting people thay tell me "HA HA, your Cowboys lost."

    The score is 24-22. The time :20 read on the clock in the fourth quarter as Dallas lined up for the onside kick. It was funny because moments before I was having one of my dream sequences saying, "Oh what if Dallas got a touchdown then did an onside kick and recovered and won? But they're not that talented." But guess what! Dallas recovered!

    A few plays later, Nick Folk, one of my favorite kickers in the league is stepped up for a 53-yard field goal attempt. Here is what the commentators said:

    "Here's the snap.. is it long enough!? It is! Dallas wins!! Wait, no, a timeout! Buffalo calls time out!"


    Here is the second field goal:

    "Once again, the kick is up!! And once again.. the kick is good! Dallas wins!! Unbelievable!!"

    Dallas won the game, 25-24. And I was screaming. At my school, EVERYONE was talking about it, so it must of made like the NFL Game of the Week or something, or it was at least worth it.

    Thank you for reading my long review. I have now approached over 800 words. It is a new high for me.moreless
Mike Tirico

Mike Tirico

Play-By-Play Announcer

Ron Jaworski

Ron Jaworski

Color Commentator

Tony Kornheiser

Tony Kornheiser

Color Commentator

Michele Tafoya

Michele Tafoya

Sideline Reporter

Suzy Kolber

Suzy Kolber

Sideline Reporter

Chris Berman

Chris Berman

Studio Host

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