Oct 5, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant (88) celebrates with head coach Jason garrett after scoring a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Houston Texans at AT&T Stadium. The Cowboys beat the Texans 20-17 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
Romo ended the day throwing for 324 yards, two touchdowns and one interception, completing 28 of his 41 passes. His Texan counterpart, Fitzpatrick, completed 16 of his 25 passes for 154 yards and one interception.
It was a great day on the ground for both teams as the NFL’s leading rusher, DeMarco Murray, continued his now five game streak of 100+ rushing yard games with 136 yards on 31 carries against the Texans on Sunday. In turn, Foster had 157 rushing yards on 23 carries and two scores.
On top of making what was essentially the game-winning catch, Bryant also had nine total receptions off of 14 targets for 85 yards and a touchdown. Despite his long touchdown catch, it was a rather rough outing for Dallas wide out Terrance Williams. He caught only two of his six targets on the day, as it appeared he wasn’t always on the same page with Romo. Second-year phenom DeAndre Hopkins led all Houston receivers with six catches for 63 yards.
Defensively, the Cowboys continue to struggle to get pass rush. They finished the game without a sack. Cornerback Brandon Carr led the team in tackles with seven. The Dallas offensive line held Houston defensive end J.J. Watt to just four tackles.
The Cowboys have now started a season 4-1 for the first time since 2008. America’s Team, riding a four game winning streak, now heads in to the Emerald City to face the defending Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks in Week Six.