The Dallas Cowboys are back at .500 after defeating the St. Louis Rams on Sunday, 34-7.
The Cowboys took the lead early in the first quarter, with a 91-yard touchdown run from rookie running back DeMarco Murray. It would be Murray’s only touchdown of the day, but the rookie out of Oklahoma had a breakout performance, finishing with a franchise record 253 yards rushing.
Near the end of the quarter, Cowboys’ safety Abram Elam forced a fumble out of St. Louis’s Cadillac Williams. Seven plays and 62 yards later, Jason Witten would catch a one-yard touchdown pass from Tony Romo to extend the lead to 14-0.
The Rams answered with a six-yard touchdown run by Steven Jackson to close the deficit to seven, but this would be as close as the Rams would get on Sunday.
After Mike Jenkins picked off AJ Feeley, rookie kicker Dan Bailey added a 30-yard field goal to extend the lead to 17-7 Dallas.
The second half was all Dallas.
Bailey hit on a 51-yard field goal midway through the third quarter to make it 20-7. A six-yard touchdown run by rookie running back Phillip Tanner and a 20-yard touchdown pass from Romo to Dez Bryant put the game out of reach at 34-7 Dallas--which would stand as the final score, and a rare easy win for the Cowboys under Jason Garrett.
The Dallas defense allowed just 265 yards of offense on Sunday, while forcing two turnovers and one sack.
At 3-3, the Cowboys will head to Philadelphia to take on the Eagles next Sunday night.
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