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    The Carolina Panthers showed grit Youth Luke Kuechly Jersey , resilience,and played sixty minuets of solid football as they squeaked by the Dallas Cowboys 16-8 in their home opener. Greg Olsen and carried a 10-0 lead into halftime.The Panthers’ defense, however, were the real stars of the game- holding Dallas’ offense to zero plays into their territory in the first half. Here are five winners and three losers from week one.WinnersDefense:This unit dominated the Cowboys for the majority of the game. Luke Kuechly and the rest of the front seven held Dallas’ offense to a paltry 232 total yards.The Panthers defense contained Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott, holding him to 69 yards on the day.Kuechly lead the way for this unit with 12 tackles. Cam Newton: For all of the criticism that Newton receives regarding his accuracy, he completed 17 of his 26 passes for 65 percent on the day.Newton was a bit on the conservative side with his arm today http://www.panthersfootballauthentic.com/graham-gano-jersey-authentic , taking few risks downfield.He was efficient and his throws were enough to put the offense into positions to capitalize. While Newton’s arm was solid, his legs made the difference. He lead the team in rushing with 58 yards and a touchdown.Shaq Thompson and Kawann Short:These two came up huge today on defense. Kuechly may have steadied the defense with his tackles and roaming the middle, but it was Thompson and Short that brought the heat and pressured Cowboys Quarterback Dak Prescott all game long.The two combined sliced through the Cowboys’ O-line and combined for three sacks. Christian McCaffrey: The second year running back shook off the fumble on the Panthers’ opening drive and found a steady rhythm the rest of the way. Granted, McCaffrey could have done more today but he’d done enough to contribute to the win, recording 95 total yards from scrimmage.Damiere Byrd: He was dynamic as a returner during the game. He scorched the Cowboys’ special teams unit on three returns for 47 yards, including a 30 yard return deep into Dallas territory late in the third quarter. LosersOffense:Carolina’s offense is here NOT because of their performance. They are here because they have lost two key components of the unit during this game. All Pro Tight End Greg Olsen left the game in the second quarter with a foot injury and did not return.The O-line was hit once again when Tackle Daryl Williams was carted off with an injury.Granted www.carolinapanthersteamonline.com , they won the battle of scrimmage and attrition, but at what cost?Coaches: Instead of going for a touchdown at the end of the first half, Norv Turner and the rest of the Panthers’ coordinators decided to be conservative and end the half with a Graham Gano field goal. The play almost came back to haunt the Panthers. Luckily for them,the defense rendered Dallas ineffective. Amini Silatolu:Silatolu is responsible for a bad snap from J.J. Jansen that prevented Gano from attempting an extra point that would have given the Panthers a 17-0 lead after the Alex Armah touchdown in the 3rd quarter. At first it appeared that Jansen snapped the ball way too high, but on replay it was clear that Silatolu moved his leg too soon and got in the way of the snap, causing it to sail high and wide. The result was a blown play and a two possession game when it should have been more.Panthers fans Carolina Panthers T-Shirt , who are your winners and losers for week one? Let us know in the comments below. What the hell was that right? I’m short on intro in this one. Let’s talk about it. I’ll give you my take and then feel free to chime in yourself. All Panthers fans welcome.You’ll need a headset with a mic to talk (but not listen) if you don’t dial in via land line (see below). A cell phone will work but usually the quality of the call presents a problem. I believe you have to sign up for an account to use the chat feature. Otherwise you can just listen and follow the chat. You can follow the show and get automated notices of upcoming shows by visiting the CSR Radio page on BTR by clicking here.To dial in via land line: (626) 213-5738To just listen or talk as well. You can also follow the chat at the same time through the link above. If you join the chat please take time to include your user name. You can do both as well, chat via Blog talk Radio chat box and dial in via land line to talk. If you have a bad connection, background noise or other issue I reserve the right to mute you in order to not mess up the recording.All Panthers Fans Welcome!If you should miss the show you can always download previous episodes from Blog Talk Radio or by using the embedded player above.Tonight’s Host: JaxonOn tonight’s docket:Week 7 Result: Lions 20 Panthers 19 Recap Panthers 2018 Season Week 12 Preview: Panthers vs SeahawksFantasy Football Results and Vegas betting linesPanthers news & notesAround the NFL and the NationThe best (and worst) of CSR