Lights Out
33-24 Loss to Ravens Dampers Stadium Finale
Rob Phillips
In the third quarter, the Ravens stretched their lead to 16-7 with two key special teams plays - a 23-yard punt return by Jim Leonhard, followed by a converted fake field goal that set up Flacco's touchdown pass to Derrick Mason. The Cowboys never got within fewer than two points after that.

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In the second quarter, Paulescu booted a 35-yard line drive that Jim Leonhard returned 18 yards to start the Ravens' first scoring drive of the game. In the third quarter, Leonhard returned a 39-yard kick 23 yards to the Dallas 37. That began the touchdown drive on which Koch's run was the linchpin.

Mike Preston's report card
Baltimore Sun columnist grades the Ravens on their 33-24 win over the Dallas Cowboys
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Special teams: B+
Matt Stover converted on every field-goal attempt, and punter Sam Koch was one of the Ravens' top weapons. At this point, Jim Leonhard needs to become the primary punt returner and the Ravens have to get Yamon Figurs off the field as a return man.

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Posted by’s Matt Mosley
I’m about to walk to where the Ravens’ scouts are sitting and ask about Jim Leonhard.
I don’t watch a ton of AFC North football, but it’s pretty obvious that Leonhard’s a dynamic player. He looks great on punt returns and he’s the one who ran Choice down from behind on a long run in the first quarter.

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After a scoreless first quarter, Baltimore struck first following a 46-yard punt return by Ravens S Jim Leonhard. QB Joe Flacco led the Ravens to the Pittsburgh 10-yard line before the drive stalled, and K Matt Stover came on to hit a 28-yard field goal to give Baltimore a 3-0 advantage.

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Leonhard's job?Without going so far as to confirm that Jim Leonhard had leapfrogged Yamon Figurs as the team's primary punt returner, special teams coordinator Jerry Rosburg said the two would split returns for the rest of the season.

"Well, we've done that to some extent for most of the season," Rosburg said. "This last game, you probably saw a little bit more of Jim Leonhard partly because of the game plan that we had. But we anticipate them sharing the duties, much like they have during the season."

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