For the first time since week three, the Dallas Cowboys are standing at better than .500, following what might be called a statement win, 44-7 over the Buffalo Bills.
There weren’t many lows for Dallas on Sunday at Cowboys Stadium. Tony Romo hit Dez Bryant for a first quarter touchdown pass to give Dallas a 7-0 lead. Then he hit Laurent Robinson on a five-yard pass to extend that lead to 14-0. Then he hit Robinson again, this time a 55-yarder, to once again extend the lead, this time to 21-0. Robinson finished the game with three catches for 73 yards, and, of course, the two scores.
Buffalo answered midway through the second quarter with a touchdown pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick to David Nelson--who then delivered the ball to his girlfriend, a Cowboys cheerleader--to bring the Bills within 14. Unfortunately for them, this would be the closest the Bills would get to a comeback.
DeMarco Murray--who had another outstanding game, going for 135 yards on 20 carries--scored a touchdown late in the second quarter, giving Dallas a 28-7 lead that would stand to the end of the half.
The second half wasn’t much better for Buffalo. Dan Bailey hit three field goals--of 45, 36 and 31 yards--to open the half. A pick six by Terence Newman pretty much put the game away at 44-7, and, as though there was any doubt, Frank Walker intercepted Fitzpatrick on the Bills’ last drive to end the game.
Jon Kitna came in to kneel on the ball twice, and make the Cowboys’ 44-7 victory over the Bills official. At 5-4, Dallas will head to Washington for a division showdown against the Redskins, next Sunday.
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