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Romo Rolls, Leads Dallas Past Seattle, 38-17

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Using every conceivable weapon at his disposal, Tony Romo led the Dallas Cowboys to a 38-17 whipping of the visiting Seahawks on Sunday in Arlington.

    After an Olindo Mare field goal gave Seattle an early 3-0 lead, Dallas answered with a 78-yard drive, culminating in a 36-yard touchdown catch by Sam Hurd, his first of the year. Marion Barber's two-yard touchdown run widened the lead to 14-3 after a Seattle fumble gave the Cowboys the ball just 30 yards from pay dirt.

    Seattle pulled to within four, with a 23-yard touchdown catch by Deion Branch--a pass that went through the arms of Orlando Scandrick, who had Branch blanketed, for all practical purposes. This would be the last real threat for Dallas, however, as they would proceed to rattle off 24 unanswered points.

    Roy Williams caught a seven yard touchdown pass with 30 seconds left in the half, giving Dallas an 11 point lead at intermission.

    After a slow beginning to the second half, Romo found his new best friend, Mile Austin on a three yard touchdown pass late in the frame, Austin's sixth touchdown grab in the last three games. After a three-and-out by Seattle, Patrick Crayton returned Jon Ryan's punt 82 yards for a score, effectively sealing the win.

    Nick Folk would hit a 40-yard field goal early in the fourth, the last of Dallas's 38 points. Justin Griffith's ensuing touchdown catch brought the score to 38-17, but it was, as they say, too little, too late.

    In going 21 for 36, for 256 yards and three touchdowns, Romo hit ten different receivers over the course of Sunday's game.

    Sunday also marks the first time in Romo's career that he has gone a three-game stretch without an interception.

    With the win, Dallas moves to 5-2, tied with Philadelphia for first place in the NFC East and setting up a decisive showdown next Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field.