Romo Sparks Cowboys to 35-7 Route of Rams

ware-v-rams.jpgOnce again the Cowboys started out lethargic in the first half, but thanks to some terrific plays with his legs by QB Tony Romo, they got things going late in the second quarter.  After a snap from the shotgun formation went well over his head on a third and three play, Romo mangaged to pick up the ball on his own 9-yard line and scamper 37-yards to make the first down and keep the drive going.  Then on a third and three from the Rams fifteen, he scrambled in for the touchdown to give the Cowboys a 14-7 half-time lead.

The depleted Rams offense wasn’t able to get much going against the Cowboy defense either, and the biggest play of the game for them came on a Dante Hall 85-yard punt return for a touchdown mid-way through the second quarter.  DeMarcus Ware had a sack on Marc Bulger in the first quarter and put tremendous pressure on the Rams QB all day and Gregg Ellis had his first sack of the year in the third quarter followed by a 1/2 sack along with Marcus Spears.  Bulger was visibly favoring his ribs and shoulder for almost the entire game and left late in the fourth quarter handing over the reigns to Gus Frerotte. 

But the Cowboys exploded for 21 points in the third quarter on two touchdown passes to WR Patrick Crayton and one to TE Jason Witten to seal the victory and once again putting up 35 points.  The resemblances of QB Tony Romo’s play to that of Roger Staubach are going to start mounting up again as he made play after play on the move against an impressive Rams defense.  But the second touchdown pass to Patrick Crayton was nothing but spectacular as he stood in a well-protected pocket and threw a perfect strike to Crayton who had beaten his man down the sideline.   

As usual, the Cowboys were able to control the ball with the running game for most of the fourth quarter as the Rams were unable to mount any type of a comeback.  The 4-0 start is the first one for the Cowboys since they won the Super Bowl in the 95-96 season.  It would be hard to imagine them not playing deep into the playoffs this season if they can continue the momentum they have developed so far this year. 


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