Monday’s Trivia and Other Drool

Roy Williams had his second 100-yard day as a Dallas receiver on Sunday. Against which team in 2009 did he also gain more than 100 receiving yards?

Mat McBriar averaged 53.5 yards on two punts on Sunday. Without regard to his total number of punts, in how many games did he average at least 50 yards per punt in 2009?

Reports indicate that Kyle Kosier could be out for two to four weeks with a knee sprain. His backup is Montrae Holland, who started the opening game. Holland was a starter with Denver in 2007. Before that, with which team did he begin his career?

Of the players named Williams who serve as backup linebackers, which was not active against Houston?

Tony Romo threw his first NFL pass against Houston in 2006. Who caught that pass?

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The 2006 win over the Texans came four years after the Cowboys had lost to Houston in the Texans’ first game ever. Thus, there was quite a bit of pressure on the Cowboys to pull out the win. Dallas trailed 6-3 at the half but dominated in the second half. As they did in 2010, the Cowboys forced three turnovers and did not give up the ball. It was Drew Bledsoe’s next-to-last start, and he threw two touchdown passes with no picks.

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Anthony Spencer came up huge on a goal-line stand early in the fourth quarter. Read this post at Cowboys Nation for analysis.

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DeMarcus Ware did not have a three-sack game at all in 2009. His last three-sack game came in 2008 against Seattle. He has never had more than three sacks in a game.

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Keith Brooking recorded his first sack of 2010. He had three sacks in 2009 and now has 21 in his 13-year career.

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The great George Blanda passed away today. Given that he played with Houston and Oakland in the AFL from 1960 to 1969, he never played against Dallas during those years. His only game against the Cowboys came in the season finale of 1974. Dallas was already out of the playoffs, and Oakland had nothing to play for. Oakland coach John Madden sat starting QB Ken Stabler in the second half, and Blanda came in long enough to throw four passes in a 27-23 Oakland win. Blanda played one more season after that.

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