The Dallas Cowboys jumped out to an early lead and never looked back on Sunday, as the defeated the visiting St. Louis Rams by a final of 31-7 at AT&T Stadium.
As the score might suggest, the Dallas offense was firing on all cylinders on Sunday. Tony Romo went 17 of 24 for 210 yards and three touchdowns, to Dez Bryant, Gavin Escobar and Dwayne Harris. The touchdown to Bryant opened the scoring and gave Dallas an early 7-0 lead.
The Cowboys didn’t slow down after that. Dan Bailey hit a 19-yard field goal late in the first quarter. Then in the second, DeMarco Murray capped a 67-yard drive with his first touchdown of the season to give the Cowboys a 17-0 lead. After a week in which the team’s commitment and ability to run the ball was questioned, Murray finished with 175 yards on 26 carries.
The defense was in fine form, as well.
The Rams came into Sunday’s game having not given up a sack in their last four, dating back to last season. Sam Bradford was sacked six times by Dallas, just one sack shy of his career high. DeMarcus Ware led the charge with six tackles and two sacks--his second straight week with as many. He now has four on the season.
At 2-1, the Cowboys will face the San Diego Chargers next week.
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