The Dallas Cowboys won convincingly 34-21 today against the Tampa Bay Bucs in Tampa. Tony Romo threw for a record 353 yards and threw three touchdowns without one turnover.
Felix Jones was held in check but that didn’t stop Romo from connecting with Roy Williams, Patrick Crayton and Miles Austin for deep touchdowns. All three Cowboys running backs got opportunities.
The passing game may have been most surprising, as some analysts predicted the Cowboys would suffer without Terrell Owens. Did that look like a suffering team?
The special teams was huge! Finally, a blocked field goal. Nick Folk was also 2 for 2.
The defense looked the least secure. Cadillac Williams ran all over the Dallas defense in the first half, but the Cowboys were able to contain him in the second half, when the Cowboys commanded a large lead. Maybe most disappointing was that the Cowboys had zero sacks. The Cowboys offensive line gave up a sack early in the first half.
Marion Barber had 79 yards and a touchdown, and Williams was still held under 100 yards.
Terence Newman was the leading tackler with eight. He had a few blown coverages in the first half.