Cowboys Even Record With Convincing 26-10 Win Over Titans
There have been prettier wins in the Cowboys history book, but in the dog-eat-dog world of the NFL you take ‘em anyway they’re packaged.
Forget about another Demarco Murray first quarter fumble. Try not to think about the quarterback’s ailing back (yes, Jerry, Mr. Romo is not quite right).
Just throw all the tiny little negatives aside and bask in the glow of a Sunday spanker at LP Field in Nashville, as the Cowboys joined the land of the victorious with a 26-10 win over the Titans. With the victory the Cowboys moved to 1-1 on this young season, which, by the conclusion of Monday night’s game, just might put them in a three-way tie at the top of the NFC East.
What began as a week of circling the wagons for Jerry Jones and Jason Garrett concluded with a statement victory that verified Dallas’ verbal commitment to the running game. No, the Cowboys didn’t just talk about pounding the rock, today they actually did it, allowing running back Demarco Murray to pile up 167 yards on a career-high 29 carries.
The result was a gassed Tennessee defense in the fourth quarter and a total possession time in excess of 40 minutes.
Even a team as flawed as the Cowboys are can win with that mixture of ingredients. And on a day like this was, Murray’s strong showing was an unforeseen necessity, as Tony Romo had another sub-par outing. Yes, he avoided the interceptions that plagued him last week, but his afternoon (19-of-29 for 176 yards) was one of missed opportunities, as he came up short on several throws to open receivers and lacked overall zip on his passes.
This was Dallas’ first road win against a non-divisional opponent since December of the 2012 season………………..With the victory, the Cowboys beat a Ken Whisenhunt-coached team for the first time. Whisenhunt had a 5-0 mark against the Cowboys coming in, as a member of the Steelers, Cardinals, and Chargers.