Bucs Walk The Plank As Cowboys Sail To 34-21 Win

Cowboys Buccaneers FootballQuarterback Tony Romo threw three touchdown passes to lead the Dallas Cowboys to a 34-21 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday to open the season with a convincing win.

The offense was clicking on all cylinders as Romo did a fantastic job of spreading the ball around and taking advantage of some huge blown coverages by the Buc’s secondary. And for those of you who were worried about the loss of Terrell Owens, you can all breathe easy as Roy Williams, Patrick Crayton and Austin Miles each hauled in a touchdown in the game.

Romo completed 16-of-27 passes for 353 yards, a career high, and tossed three touchdown passes. It was the most yards he has ever thrown in his career. His first strike was to Miles Austin, a 42-yard touchdown catch in the final minute of the first half to put Dallas up 13-7 at halftime. It was a picture perfect catch and run for Miles. 

Romo threw his second touchdown pass, a 66-yard strike to Roy Williams, to give the Cowboys a 20-7 in the third quarter, and then found wide receiver Patrick Crayton with an 80-yard strike. Crayton had a huge day ringing up four catches for 135 yards. Tight end Jason Witten also had a fine day with five catches for 71 yards vs. the Bucs.

The Cowboys also were solid on the ground and racked up 118 yards led by Marion Barber who had 79 yards and a six-yard touchdown run.

Nick Folk had a busy day and got us on the board with two field goals in the first quarter, giving the Cowboys a 6-0 lead to get things started. Folk nailed a booming 51-yard field goal, and then followed it up with a 22-yard chip shot.

Defensively, they played cohesively and got the job done in the last three quarters after allowing the Bucs’ Cadillac Williams to run wild in the first quarter. There were a couple injury scares when both DeMarcus Ware and Gerald Sensabaugh got the worst of two tackles, but Ware came back in the game in the next series and Sensabaugh said he’s fine and suffered a sore rib. Sensabaugh had a key moment in the game when he blocked a Buccaneers field goal.

Matt McBriar was looking good, and the Cowboys had no turnovers in the game. They even held the penalties to just 4 for 41 yards.

All in all, it was a great victory so let’s enjoy it!

Go Cowboys!

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  1. Kelly Horn
    Kelly Horn says:

    Great recap. Glad to hear those injuries were just scares and nothing to be concerned about. Offense was HOT! Defense made some adjustments after the first half but still could make more, and they will. Special teams showed they definitely improved. Its going to be a great season! GO BOYS!

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  2. D-Ware Fan
    D-Ware Fan says:

    “How Bout Dem Cowboys” Our Boys started off slow but finished strong in the end and got the “W” Great game.
    Bring on the G-girls!!! I can’t to see D-Ware and the gang stuff Jacobs and Sack Eli all day. Cowboys4-life…

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  3. James Edwards
    James Edwards says:

    I loved the game the lack of good tackling does concern me though Brandon jacobs is a whole different beast than cadillac Williams

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  4. Rob V.
    Rob V. says:

    I will take it that Dallas was going into the unknown as far as what Tampa was going to throw at them. That along with the heat made it very hard on Sunday. With the Giants they know what is coming. I believe they will be play much better come Sunday night. We need to pressure Mediocre Manning. No so much sacks (but that would help), but a lot of pressure. Jacobs…tackle the man low. Hit him high an it will be a long night.

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  5. Raina
    Raina says:

    Great job Joe D. as always! What about special teams?! I am so proud of the job the new players and coach as had on the team. Man all those big plays made me fall off the couch, shouldn’t try to run with the players with bad knees! lol Great game!

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  6. nate
    nate says:

    i think we will see as the season goes on that tampa has one of the elite rushing attacks in the league…we stumbled defending that aspect of the game, but will get better…no where to go but up in that department….lol….special teams looked fantastic…all the way…buehler, folk, sensabough, coverage units, etc. all gave an outstanding performance…the offense gameplan was perfect…run run run run run run run….use all 3…open it up in the second half…guess what? our receivers aint too shabby are they?…romo protected the ball, made wise decisions overall and threw no interceptions…we came out with the W….thats what im talkin about…next up: Giants…one team, one vision…

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  7. Riggs
    Riggs says:

    COWBOYS BABY!!! It was nice to see the boys out there and using some of those weapons we have…so many weapons tho…I cant wait til the Giants game, COWBOYS ROCK!

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