Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 11/22/11

CHARLOTTE, NC - 2009: Tony Fiammetta of the Carolina Panthers poses for his 2009 NFL headshot at photo day in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by NFL Photos)
The Cowboys won a game Sunday that is tough to fully explain from a statistical standpoint. From a production perspective, they accumulated their 2nd worst yardage day of the year with 354 yards. Only the blowout loss in Philadelphia saw fewer yards (266), while only the loss to Detroit saw more snaps (75). 73 offensive plays and barely 350 yards makes for a very poor 4.84 yards per snap. That would be easily the least efficient day of the season for the offense crew. And as we saw late, it wasn't like the defense carried the team to victory, either. The defense has the dubious distinction of conceding 166 passing yards to Rex Grossman from the start of the 4th Quarter on. That is certainly not going to make the rest of the NFL take notice, either. So, why did the Cowboys win on Sunday? And why are they playing winning football overall in the last 3 weeks during this streak? THIRD DOWN IMPROVEMENTS Look no further than what is referred to around the NFL as the "Money Down". 3rd ...
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