Antrel Rolle guarantees he'll limit Cowboys' Jason Witten

Jason Witten of the Dallas Cowboys carries the Jason Witten of the Dallas Cowboys carries the ball against Michael Boley of the New York Giants. (Dec. 11, 2011) Photo Credit: Getty

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Antrel Rolle practically guaranteed that Jason Witten will not be performing any more "miracles" on Sunday night.

The Cowboys tight end caught 18 passes -- an NFL record for a tight end in a single-game -- for a career-high 167 yards against the Giants last year. "He's done that one time since I've been here, had that miraculous game," Rolle said. "That's not going to happen again, I can assure that. He will not have 17, 18 catches a game. That's not going to happen again."

Tony Romo was asked if the Cowboys were able to exploit something scheme-wise in the Giants' defense that led to those record-setting numbers last year. "I don't really want to answer that question," he said after a pause. "It's a good question, though."

Witten has had some big games against the Giants. In 2009 he caught 14 passes for 156 yards (which was a year before Rolle signed with the Giants).

 

Super Bowl pressure

Two years ago Tony Romo and the Cowboys carried the same burden the Giants have this season: Hosting the next Super Bowl. "It's whatever you make it to be," Romo said of handling that pressure. "More than anything, if you're already thinking about January or February right now, you're probably not doing what you need to do for September."

 

Giant steps

The Giants placed RB Andre Brown (fractured leg) on injured reserve with a designation to return. DE Adewale Ojomo was promoted from the practice squad to take Brown's place . . . With only three true safeties on the team, Tom Coughlin said he may have to rely on veteran cornerbacks to fill in there. One candidate would certainly be Terrell Thomas.

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