Stock Report: Cowboys looking good

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Late Saturday night, the Cowboys ended their nightmares and won a playoff game, the first victory since 1996. Patrick Crayton said it felt like forever.

We now take look at who played well and who didn't following the Cowboys' dominating 34-14 NFC wild card win Saturday over the Eagles.


Wade Phillips: To quote Deion Sanders about Josh Cribbs, "Pay the man." Jerry Jones should just pick up the team option and give Phillips an additional year as well. Plus, a raise. Hey, Bill Parcells didn't win a division title or a playoff game. Don't make Phillips a lame duck next year. Phillips deserves more security.

Cowboys secondary: We guess the Cowboys' secondary stung the Eagles wide receivers. Mike Jenkins, Terence Newman and Orlando Scandrick did a fantastic job of preventing the big plays that the Eagles have used to beat teams.

Felix Jones: The Cowboys second-year back rushed for a career-high 148 yards on 16 carries. He also had a 73-yard run and a 30-yard reception.


Marion Barber: A reporter in the press box said a "boo boo" kept the normally tough Barber from playing the bulk of three quarters. It was disapointing that Barber didn't finish the game. He has a sore knee. His status is to be determined.

Ken Hamlin: Hamlin had the same number of tackles as he did personal fouls: Three. That's not acceptable for a veteran player like Hamlin, who was trying to bring an alley fight to the football field. It was good that he was physical and didn't want to give up an inch, but he has to keep his emotions in check.