Every week, we'll grade the Cowboys on the three phases of the weekend's game.
They managed just 21 points against a pretty bad defense, but it was enough to get the win. Tony Romo threw a bad interception, but he also led a clutch, last-minute scoring drive to put the Cowboys within range for a game-winning, chip-shot field goal from Dan Bailey. For once, the Cowboys leaned on their stars. DeMarco Murray had a great game and probably should've had more touches than he did. Jason Witten caught two touchdown passes, and Dez Bryant had more than 100 yards receiving.
The only thing salvaging them from an average grade of "C" was the defensive touchdown on an aggressive play that let Jeff Heath, of all people, score on a fumble return. Then Heath, along with Bruce Carter, had to commit the ultimate crime of laziness when they let Brandon Myers catch a pass, fall to the ground, get up, and score. They also let Andre Brown and Brandon Jacobs shred them on the ground. But they did come up with a couple of key stops to get the victory.
Special teams: C
Nothing special here. Dan Bailey hit a 35-yard game-winning field goal. Dwayne Harris was banged up and replaced on returns by Terrance Williams.