Stock Report: Terence Newman sinks

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Cowboys season is over at 8-8 following a 31-14 loss to the New York Giants in a win-or-go-home game Sunday night at Met Life Stadium.

We look at who played well and who didn't in our weekly Stock Report.

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Laurent Robinson. All he does is make plays. Sunday night the No. 3 receiver had four catches for 61 yards and two touchdowns. He finished the season leading the team in touchdown receptions at 11. He battled through hamstring and shoulder issues most of the season and the Cowboys patience was rewarded for it.

Tony Romo. He played with a bruised hand that received an injection just before kickoff. Romo threw just one interception, but on the night completed 29 of 37 passes for 289 yards and two scores. He was sacked six times and he seemed skittish at times when in the pocket. But he remained calm during the deficit and rallied the team to within a touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Jason Hatcher. He was a very active defensive end Sunday night. He finished with five tackles, but had half a sack and two quarterback hurries. Hatcher played the run well and was a driving force along the front. If the Cowboys are thinking of moving any defensive linemen off the team, Hatcher isn't one of them.


Terence Newman. The veteran corner might have played his last game with the Cowboys. It was a bad performance which ended with him getting checked for a concussion. He struggled in man and zone coverage and just didn't play with much confidence. He doesn't have the speed to keep up with Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks. He was inconsistent in open field tackling.

Doug Free. The left tackle struggled against Jason Pierre-Paul and anybody else that came his way. Spin moves, bull rushes and swim moves messed Free up. He didn't seem athletic enough to handle speed rushers and at times the game seemed too fast for him.

Jason Garrett. Newman said the Saturday night speech at the team hotel was the best he's heard in football. It didn't translate to on the field. His team got behind 21 points early and while it didn't quit on him, the one thing Garrett cares about, wins, eluded him.