Bills’ defense needs a little offense [11:49 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: '“Our record is what it is,” Bledsoe said. “We’ve got to win at least six of the last seven games to get ourselves in (to the playoffs) ... that’s what’s ahead of us.”'
Bills still looking for a touchdown on the road [11:48 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'Now I know why Buddy Ryan punched Kevin Gilbride on the Houston Oilers’ sideline about a decade ago.'
Bill collector [11:47 AM]
Sherman Herald Democrat reports: 'The Buffalo offense only mustered two field goals in the first half, despite a 127-98 yard advantage.'
Bills fans almost miss game in Dallas [11:44 AM]
AP reports: 'Making the three-hour drive from Houston to Dallas on Sunday morning, the group ran out of beer and decided to stop in the small town of Buffalo, which is two-hours away from Dallas. After realizing that beer is not sold in Buffalo because it is a dry town, the group got back on the bus, only to find that it had broke down.'
Bills' grip is slipping [9:00 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The last time the Buffalo Bills' offense looked this bad over a four-game road stretch, Dennis Shaw and James Harris were sharing the quarterback duties. The year was 1971 and the Bills were 1-13.'
Defense distraught over nonsupport [8:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"It's tough. I feel empty inside," cornerback Antoine Winfield added. "You go out there and give the effort and everything that we had. We just didn't have any help."'
Clueless Drew's time as a Bill is ticking away [8:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'But I have the same feeling about him that I did about Rob two years ago. The Bills are going nowhere with him at quarterback, and the sooner he's out of town, the better off they'll be.'
Cowboys do it with defense [8:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Dallas blitz resulted in three sacks and two forced fumbles. On many third-down situations, Bledsoe wasn't given enough time to find a receiver.'
Offensive imbalance remains [8:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'In fact, the Bills had only two possessions where they ran the ball on consecutive snaps.'
Monday Billboard [8:55 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Pat Williams on the offense's minimal contribution: "When you hold a team to 10 points, you're supposed to win the damn game."'
Bus woes can't keep Bills fans from game [8:54 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"Most of them got here for the kickoff, but we didn't get here till after the first quarter," Koch said from the stadium parking lot after the game. "We held out for the new bus, and we had a woman driver who took us here at 80 mph. It was wonderful."'
Bledsoe Bumbles Through Another Road Loss [8:47 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'I'm trying to think if Rob Johnson, or even Todd Collins looked as bad as Bledsoe has for the past seven games.'
Bills do the Texas pew-step [5:25 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Not good would be one way to describe the play of quarterback Drew Bledsoe.'
Drew is looking awfully Rob-like [5:24 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'At this point, the Bills must ask themselves whether they really want to activate the final three years of the contract they inherited from the Patriots after next season.'
Admit it: Bills are not that good [5:23 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Bills QB Drew Bledsoe: There is no other way to describe his performance but to say it was pathetic. He passed for just 104 yards on 34 attempts, an incredibly dismal 3.0 yards per attempt.'
Buffalo Bills report card [5:22 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Drew Bledsoe flunked his exam against his former teacher, Bill Parcells, completing just half of his 34 attempts for a mere 104 yards. Worst, he fumbled on two of the three times he was sacked, his first setting up the only TD Dallas would need. Was 2 of 8 for 1 yard in the fourth quarter when game was there to be won. Where’s Rob Johnson when you need him?'
Cowboys defense makes Bills pay for mistakes [5:21 AM]
Dallas Morning News reports: 'Buffalo (4-5) has three star-quality offensive players – quarterback Drew Bledsoe, running back Travis Henry and receiver Eric Moulds. None made an impact Sunday.'
Bledsoe has harried look vs. Dallas 'D' [5:20 AM]
Dallas Morning News reports: 'The rest of the game, he was chased, sacked, hurried and generally harassed into a dreadful performance. Against a constant blitz, Bledsoe never could connect with his open receiver to force the Cowboys to back off. Even when he had time, it looked like he was in a hurry.'
Corners keep passing tests [5:19 AM]
Dallas Morning News reports: 'Going against Newman and Mario Edwards, Moulds left Sunday with five catches for 32 yards, and Bledsoe had 104 yards passing. The Bills passing game looked as bad as the Redskins' the week before.'
Cowboys' tight ends come up big [5:18 AM]
Dallas Morning News reports: 'To ensure Buffalo would be fooled by the run fake, Parcells put two tight ends and two fullbacks in the game. Carter faked a pitch left and rolled right, where he threw a pass to Campbell, who was open in the back of the end zone.'
Defense attacking QBs with numbers [5:17 AM]
Dallas Morning News reports: 'Buffalo quarterback Drew Bledsoe went to pieces in the face of the blitzes and failed to produce a touchdown in a 10-6 loss to the Cowboys at Texas Stadium.'
Dallas need not be great, just better [5:16 AM]
Dallas Morning News reports: 'Carter averaged fewer than 4 yards per pass attempt. The reason that didn't spell defeat was that Drew Bledsoe averaged fewer than 3.1 yards per pass attempt and fumbled twice on sacks.'
Murrell shines in closing role [5:15 AM]
Dallas Morning News reports: 'Murrell finished with 76 yards on 16 carries, including a game-clinching 17-yarder on third-and-8 from the Dallas 40 with 1:09 left in the fourth quarter of the Cowboys' 10-6 win against Buffalo. "That's one of the best feelings in the world," Murrell said. "They were trying their hardest to keep us from getting that first down. And it wasn't like it was third-and-1 or third-and-2. It was third-and-8, and we got a first down. It's just a great feeling."'
Defense again leads the way [5:14 AM]
Dallas Morning News reports: 'Punter Toby Gowin had five of his eight punts downed inside Buffalo's 20-yard line.'
Five key moments in Cowboys' seventh win [5:13 AM]
Dallas Morning News reports: 'Bledsoe's fumble sets up only TD.'
Cowboys report card [5:12 AM]
Dallas Morning News reports: 'Drew Bledsoe never really had a chance. When Dallas wasn't pressuring him or hitting him with its variety of blitzes, cornerbacks Terence Newman and Mario Edwards were shutting down Eric Moulds, Josh Reed and Bobby Shaw. They combined for 11 catches but only 70 yards. Bledsoe became the fifth consecutive quarterback to pass for fewer than 150 yards against Dallas.'
Cowboys notebook [5:11 AM]
Dallas Morning News reports: 'If losing Sunday's game wasn't bad enough, the Bills fans in attendance had to relive some ugly memories. Between series in the first half, the giant video screens showed highlights of the Cowboys' Super Bowl victories against the Bills in the 1990s.'
East Coast bias now works both ways [5:10 AM]
Dallas Morning News reports: 'After Sunday's 10-6 win over Buffalo, the Cowboys are 2-0 against the AFC East. They will finish off play against the division by the end of the month. Now that the easy portion is finished, the Cowboys still have to go to division leader New England on Sunday night and host Miami on Thanksgiving Day.'
Chillin' at the Cowboys-Bills game [5:09 AM]
Dallas Morning News reports: 'Tony Labarba and 17 of his closest hardhat buddies made the roadie to Dallas in what has become a once-a-year thing for the upstate New York natives. "We went to Houston last year, Dallas this year. We've had a good time here, but the fans are pretty tame. People are extremely nice and helpful, but the fans are low-key." Memo to Cowboys fans: Don't take Labarba that seriously. Dude let his buddies paint a Bills replica helmet on his shiny dome.'
Tenacious D [5:08 AM]
Fort Worth Star Telegram reports: 'Of the Bills' five possessions of the fourth quarter, their best starting field position was the 22-yard line. The four others started on the 17 (twice), the 11 and the 20. The Bills gained one first down and went three-and-out four times against a Cowboys defense that held them to 185 yards. It was the sixth consecutive week the Cowboys held an opponent below 135 yards passing.'
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