INTERCONFERENCE WIN STREAK CONTINUES:The Titans now have an 11-game winning streak against teams from the NFC, dating back to 2007. The streak is a franchise record and the longest current interconference winning streak in the NFL. Since the beginning of the 1995 campaign,Jeff Fisher's** first full season as head coach, no team has fared better against the other conference than the Titans, who are 43-19 (.694) versus the NFC in that time span.
FISHER PASSES COWHER: Jeff Fisher took the field for his 262nd career game with the Titans, including regular season and playoff contests. He broke a tie with Bill Cowher (Pittsburgh) for the ninth-highest total in NFL history of games with one team by a head coach.
ATTENDANCE RECORD: The Cowboys announced an attendance of 90,616 fans at the game. That represents the most fans to ever watch a Titans/Oilers regular season or postseason game. The previous high was 88,550 at Washington in 2006.
SIX SACKS IN TWO CONSECUTIVE GAMES: For the second consecutive week, the Titans recorded six sacks. This time it was against a Cowboys unit that entered the game with an NFL low of one sack allowed. Jason Babin and Jason Jones each recorded two sacks, while Chris Hope and Tony Brown each recorded one. The Titans also had six sacks in their previous game against the Denver Broncos. The
YOUNG ABOVE 90 IN PASSER RATING AGAIN: Vince Young completed 12 of 25 passes for 173 yards and two touchdowns without throwing an interception. His passer rating of 97.6 gave him three consecutive games and four out of five games in 2010 with a passer rating above 90. Young has not been intercepted since Week 2 against Pittsburgh.
BRITT MAKES PRESENCE FELT: Second-year wide receiver Kenny Britt led the team with four receptions for 86 yards and one touchdown. His presence was felt from the start of the game. In the contest's opening moments, he drew a pair of pass interference penalties to help set up a Titans touchdown. On third-and-nine, Mike Jenkins interfered on a long pass that resulted in a 35-yard penalty, and then Jenkins again was called for a 13-yard interference penalty while covering Britt. Early in the second quarter he caught a 12-yard touchdown pass to give the team a 17-3 lead. Later, with the game tied 17-17 in the third quarter, Vince Young unloaded a 52-yard pass to him. The play initially was ruled an 80-yard touchdown, but after a Dallas challenge, Britt was ruled down by contact at the Cowboys' 28-yard line. The only longer reception of Britt's two-year career was a 57-yarder at Pittsburgh in his rookie debut (Sept. 10, 2009).
JOHNSON TOPS 100: On a 42-yard run in the fourth quarter, Chris Johnson went over the 100-yard rushing mark for the 19th time in 36 career games. Johnson now has a streak of seven consecutive road games with 100-plus rushing yards.
JOHNSON MOVES UP RUSHING TOUCHDOWN LIST: Chris Johnson scored on a pair of one-yard runs in the fourth quarter. With the scores—his 28th and 29th career rushing touchdowns—he moved past Mike Rozier (27 career rushing touchdowns) for fifth place in team history.
NICKEY HITS 100 STRAIGHT: Safety and special teams captain Donnie Nickey played in his 100th consecutive regular season game, the high among all current Titans players.
TITANS SCORE TOUCHDOWNON FIRST DRIVE: For the first time in 2010, the Titans scored a touchdown on their first drive. Nate Washington scored his third touchdown of the season on an acrobatic 24-yard grab from Vince Young.
McRATH RETURNS: After sitting out the first four games of the 2010 season, second-year linebacker Gerald McRath returned to the team this week. McRath was listed as the starter at outside linebacker.
JONES GETS HIS FIRST SACKS OF SEASON: Defensive tackle Jason Jones recorded his first sack of the season in the first quarter. On third-and-10, Jones dropped Tony Romo for a seven-yard loss to end the Cowboys' first threat. Later in the second quarter, he Jones recorded his second sack of the game (nine yards). He now has 11 sacks in his three-year career.
BIRONAS CONNECTS FROM LONG RANGE: Rob Bironas capped a nine-play, 52-yard drive with a 52-yard field goal in the first quarter. It was the second consecutive week with a field goal from beyond 50 yards for Bironas, the NFL's active leader in field goal percentage. He had a 55-yarder last week against the Broncos.
BIRONAS EXTENDS STREAK: With his 52-yard field goal in the first quarter, Rob Bironas extended his streak to 15 consecutive games with at least one field goal, the second-longest streak in team history. Bironas holds the club record with a field goal in 19 consecutive games from 2006-07.
HOPE RECORDS HIS FOURTH CAREER SACK: In the first quarter, Titans safety Chris Hope became the ninth Titans player in 2010 to record a sack. He dropped Tony Romo for a six-yard loss, giving Hope his first sack of the season and fourth of his career.
BABIN SETS CAREER HIGH: With two sacks in the first half, Jason Babin reached 5.5 sacks in 2010. The eighth-year defensive end has topped his previous career high for sacks in a season, a five-sack total with the Houston Texans in 2006.
VERNER'S FIRST CAREER INTERCEPTION: With the Cowboys backed up in their own territory in the fourth quarter, rookie cornerback Alterraun Verner recorded his first career interception. He picked off a Tony Romo pass intended for tight end Martellus Bennett and returned the ball 12 yards to the Cowboys' one-yard line. Chris Johnson scored on the next play. Verner, a fourth-round draft choice, exited his UCLA career with 13 career interceptions, tied for the seventh-highest total in school history.
TULLOCH ICES GAME WITH INTERCEPTION: With the Titans nursing a 34-27 lead in the final minute of play, middle linebacker and defensive captain Stephen Tulloch sealed the game with an interception. It