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Cowboys Get First Win Beating Texans 27-13

Coming into this game the Cowboys (3-0) knew that there season was on the line. If they went 0-3 to start the season you could forget about the playoffs and possibly even a winning season. With the Cowboys most difficult stretch of the season yet to come, they desperately needed to get things on track this week in Houston. Get on track they did with a convincing dismantling of the Texans (2-1).

Tony Romo was on top of his game going 23 for 30 for 284 yards and adding 2 touchdowns as the Cowboys finally put some points on the board. WR Roy Williams had a monster game, maybe even his best as a Cowboy, hauling in 5 receptions for 117 yards and 2 touchdowns, one which came on a 63-yard catch and run. Williams used his size and strength and even showed some previously unseen speed. The Cowboys collectively rushed for 101 yards and restored some balance to an offense that kept Houston guessing all day. Even when the Texans knew what was coming the Cowboys were able to deliver when it counted. Romo used his full arsenal and the Boys secured bragging rights in only the third regular season meeting between these two teams.

“I think our whole group, we played our best game on offense today,” offensive coordinator Jason Garrett said. “And a lot of it was eliminating the negative stuff.” One of the problems the Cowboys have had was taking untimely penalties and losing yards on plays that would dig them into a big hole. Against the Texans you only get so many chances to get ahead.

The real story of the day was the Dallas defense. Led by DeMarcus Ware (3 sacks) the Cowboys were able to apply pressure to Schaub most of the day and stall the Texans in the red zone twice. Ware and company were able to hold the Texans, the leagues highest scoring offense through two weeks, to only one touchdown and 13 total points. “We just sent the heat,” said cornerback Mike Jenkins, who had an interception in the third quarter. “We came in preseason and didn’t blitz at all. Today we came in and we sent a lot of pressure. We had a lot of pressure coming at them and I don’t think they could handle it.”

While the Cowboys have notched their first win of the season, Romo knows that they are not out of the danger zone yet, “There’s no sense of relief. We’re still in a position where we’ve got to keep grinding to get out of this and we understand that. We know that it’s not always going to be perfect, but we’ve got to find a way to keep getting wins.”

For now, the Cowboys will sit back and head into their bye on a good note. They still have some work to do, and no one is ready to declare the problems solved, but at least they still have life. “The thing about this league is you either feel good or feel bad after Sunday,” Phillips said. “We feel good right now. Our team came out and showed the way we can play. The little things that were missing in the first couple of games, I think we came through with. We played solid all the way around.”

Now the Cowboys just have to keep that train rolling. With games against the Titans, Vikings, and Packers still coming up, not too mention their divisional games (5 of 6 remaining), the Cowboys know it is just going to keep getting harder.


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2 Responses to “Cowboys Get First Win Beating Texans 27-13”

  1. Walters says:

    I am not going to lie i am very pleased the way Dallas Played last sunday. With Romo throwing over 250+ yards is great. I am not worried about the passing game to much. I am really wanting to see more runs with Jones and Choice. Dont get me wrong i think Marion is great back for us and the way we use him, been watching him since UM days. Anybody got any ideas why were not seeing more of the two RB.

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