Cowboys Answers All Questions In 33-10 Blowout

Brett Pierce
The second-year tight end not only had two big hits on special teams, covering a punt and a kickoff, but Pierce recovered a fumble by Patrick Crayton on a first-quarter punt return. The Cowboys scored their second touchdown on the ensuing play when Bledsoe hit Glenn for a 38-yard score. Rob Petitti
Just about every offensive linemen should be rewarded for their play on Sunday, but the rookie tackle was able to hold off Eagles defensive end Jevon Kearse for most of the game. Now Petitti didn't do alone, getting help from tight ends, backs and occasional receivers. But Petitti and the line kept Bledsoe on his feet for four quarters. Jose Cortez
The kicker might have helped his job security by hitting all four field-goal attempts. Cortez not only made kicks of 28, 33, 37 and 45 yards, but was consistent on his kickoffs, with two touchbacks. Scott Shanle
Played in place of an injured Dat Nguyen (neck) and started at inside linebacker. Shanle had three tackles, but anchored a defense that kept both Donovan McNabb and Brian Westbrook from making any big plays. Terence Newman
Quietly putting together a superb start to this season, Newman had another strong performance Sunday. The third-year cornerback not only did a number on Terrell Owens, as did Anthony Henry and Aaron Glenn, but was active in the pass rush as well, recording his second career sack, dropping McNabb in the second quarter. Jay Ratliff
Playing just his second career game, Ratliff record another half-sack, giving him one full sack on the season. The rookie from Auburn played a more significant role than his debut last week in Oakland. Ratliff finished the game with two tackles. Tyson Thompson
The rookie back not only set the tone with his 40-yard kickoff return to open the game, but spelled an banged-up Julius Jones (ankle) in the second half. Thompson ended up leading the team with a career-high 75 yards rushing on 20 carries.

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