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Not Pretty But Cowboys Beat Detroit 28-27

Barber scores three times

After a week of headline banter from the Dallas Cowboys defense, it was Tony Romo and Jason Witten hooking up to squeeze a victory out from the Jaws of Defeat. Although the score would indicate it was a tight game, it was dominated by the Detroit offense in all but the last two minutes of both the first half and the second half.

Detroit got to an early start beating the Cowboys down in the first quarter to make the score 10 to nothing. The Cowboys would answer though with a single touchdown of their own to make it 7 to 10. Detroit would then score 10 more points. The Cowboys would close out the half with their 2 minute offense to cut Detroit’s lead to 6 at the half.

In the second half the Lions would put up 7 more points. The Cowboys were able to cut the lead in the fourth Quarter to 6 with a Marion Barber TD, his second rushing TD and third TD on the day. To answer back in the 4th Quarter the Detroit Lions drove down the field and set up what looked like a go-ahead field goal. It went wide right, and the Cowboys were still in the game.

Then it was the Cowboys turn again, in the redzone, the Cowboys had already traveled 56 yards. A pass to Jason Witten left them just shy of the TD, but he had fumbled on the goal line. Detroit would get a couple first downs but were unable to kill the clock enough and Romo was able to lead the Cowboys back for another score. Again a pass to Witten, but this time he got the touchdown.

Jon Kitna completed 22 of 36 for 248 yards and 0 touchdowns. While Kevin Jones lead the ground attack with 98 yards and 2 TDs and TJ Duckett having 9 attempts for 60 yards and 1 TD.

Tony Romo completed 35 of 44 pass attempts for 302 yards and 2 touchdowns. Marion Barber had 7 rushing attempts for 43 yards and 2 TDs, he also had 10 receptions for 61 yards and 1 TD. Jason Witten lead the way among Cowboy receivers with 15 receptions for 138 yards and 1 TD.

This game continues Dallas Cowboys stride and marks another victory for their greatest season ever at 12-1. Tony Romo’s two TD passes continues to raise the record he set last week against the Packers with 35. The Cowboys are now 4-8 against the Detroit Lions in Detroit all time. With this win the Cowboys have now Clinched the NFC East and maintain their 2 game lead over the Green Bay Packers.

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One Response to “Not Pretty But Cowboys Beat Detroit 28-27”

  1. gEErOj says:

    I was very happy w/ Tony Romo yesterday. I remember thinking that this was the type of game I have seen Tom Brady pull off many a time. And to see Romo do it w/ the same level of pose and skill made me feel highly optimistic about the future. However, I am very concerned about the defense. They have looked absolutely abysmal to me most of the year. In 3 of their last 4 games they have been rolled for a ton of yards and points, by the Redskins, Packers and Lions.

    This is not a championship level defense by any means and I fear it will cost them in the end. I think they might be able to “out offense” their opponents to an NFC title but when it comes to the super bowl this defense will cost them and big. They most likely would be playing the Patriots again in Arizona and the way they’re playing now this defense would give up at least 45 points. I actually think New England will end up scoring every time they get the ball in that game.

    Dallas has drafted defensive players w/ their top pick in nearly every draft this decade and I certainly don’t see it on the field. Can someone tell me why Tank Johnson, the big free agent signing, is never in the game? As far as I’m concerned they can replace everyone on that defense next year except for Ware, Newman, and Ellis. The novelty of Roy Williams as a hard hitter has worn out for me, as it is absolutely terrifying to watch him in coverage.

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