With the embarrassing 28-17 loss to San Francisco in week 1, the Cowboys redeemed themselves with a route of the Tennessee Titans 26-10. The defensive woes and offensive stalls that plagued Dallas a week ago were a thing of the past against the Titans. Dallas would jump out to an early 16-0 commanding lead that they wouldn’t relinquish.
Tony Romo showed great poise and resilience throwing for 176 years while completing 19 of 29 passes. Nothing to do black flips about, but effective. Oh, and not throwing any “Romo specials” or interceptions as you may call them made the difference in the convincing win.
Also to be noted is the consistent play of Demarco Murray. His 167 years from scrimmage and touchdown stabilized the sometimes frenetic and pass-heavy Cowboy offense. “It’s still very early, we still have a lot of work to do” an always humble Murray uttered.
The Cowboy defense didn’t look too shabby either. In fact, they accounted for 10 points off two fumbles and interceptions. The Dallas defense seemed to be hawks on every play and gave up only 316 yards all day. Just a season ago, they were averaging well over 100 yards given up per contest.
Week 3 the Cowboys face a diminished St. Louis Rams squad that recently lost their starting quarterback, Sam Bradford. The Rams have chipped together a 1-1 record, but look for Dallas to run early and often over St. Louis’ defense that has given up an average of 171 yards per contest this year. Not only that, but the yards came from two backup running backs from the Vikings and Buccaneers respectively. Demarco will most certainly have his way.
The Cowboys should also thrive on defense as they face backup, Shaun Hill. After the two interception and two fumble outing last week, it’s likely to assume that more of the new trend of forced turnovers is abound to continue. My prediction, 32-17 Dallas.
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