Cowboys Prevail Over Browns 28-10 At The “Dawg Pound”.

Tony Romo and company came out fast putting up a touchdown on their opening drive and never looked back on their way to a 28-10 win over Cleveland.  There were some definite missed opportunities early in the game for the Browns, but Dallas’ offensive line controlled the first half and the fourth quarter allowing Romo all the time he needed and opening big holes for Marion Barber and Felix Jones.

Thanks to a couple of key third-down penalties against Dallas on Cleveland’s second drive of the game, the Browns did manage to score on a 2-yard pass from Derek Anderson to TE Kellen Winslow II, but they never got into any kind of offensive flow afterwards.  WR Braylon Edwards made several catches, but missed an obvious touchdown pass from Anderson in the first quarter and was never too much of a factor in the game.

Marion Barber had a great day scoring on two 1-yard touchdown runs and rushing for 80-yards, but missed the majority of the second half with bruised ribs.  Felix Jones filled in very well, however, scoring on an 11-yard run straight up the middle late in the third quarter which would give Dallas a 28-7 lead and all the points required for the rest of the game. 

Cleveland did manage a good drive after the Jones touchdown run, but facing a 4th-and-3 on Dallas’ 17-yard line, Romeo Crennel opted to kick the FG much to the chagrin of the Browns’ fans and the dog pound.  Dallas ran out most of the time remaining on punishing runs and a few key passes getting all the way to the Browns’ 11-yard line where on a fourth-and-one play, rookie RB Tashard Choice got the last first down the Cowboys would need as they ran out the clock afterwards.

It was a good win for the Cowboys, but we’ll have to wait and see how serious the injury is to Barber.  Once again, the penalties piled up, mainly against the defense as they got the majority, including a pass interfence call against Adam “Pacman” Jones that set up the Browns only touchdown. 

Tony Romo threw for over 300-yards and had one touchdown throw, a beautiful 35-yarder to Terrell Owens in the second quarter, but also had a terrible red-zone turnover throwing an interception in the third quarter trying to connect with Owens again in the back of the endzone.  T. O. had a good game with 5 receptions for 87-yards and the one TD as did Jason Witten with 6 cathces for 96 yards.


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