In the last of a two-game homestretch, the Dallas Cowboys triumphed over the Buffalo Bills (44-7) and inched one game closer to the top of the NFC East. The first half of the game in particular was impressive as quarterback Tony Romo and the rest of the Dallas Cowboys eased their way down to the end zone four times.
Check out five of the best Dallas Cowboy plays from their win in NFL Week 10.
Dez Bryant Opening Drive Touchdown
The crowd was rowdy, the Cowboys got the ball first and they easily marched down the field. After a crucial third down catch by Jesse Holley ( filling in for an injured Miles Austin) Romo looked to one of his favorite targets, Dez Bryant. Bryant reached out and grabbed the 34 yard touchdown that started the Cowboys scoring streak.
DeMarcus Ware Sacks Ryan Fitzpatrick
The Buffalo Bills have been strong on offense with weapons like Fred Jackson and Scott Chandler, but Dallas Cowboys sack leader DeMarcus Ware tried to shut them up early.
On the Bills first play, Ware ran past the offensive line untouched and sacked Fitzpatrick to the turf. That was the only recorded sack of the game, but this pressure caused plenty of rushed plays and three interceptions later in the game.
A One Play Drive
A successful scoring drive requires the offense reaching the end zone as quickly as possible. After the Buffalo Bills botched a field goal, Tony Romo made this happen with just one play. Romo passed the ball 58 yards to Laurent Robinson. The pass landed perfectly in Robinson's hands and increased the score to 21-0.
Terrence Newman Interception
Just in case the Buffalo Bills tried to get a 4th quarter surge and attempt a nearly impossible comeback, the Dallas Cowboys stuck to their A-game on the turf. On the first play of the Bills drive with 5 minutes to go in the quarter, Terrence Newman intercepted Fitzpatrick down the field and ran the ball back for another Cowboys touchdown. The points did not really help the Cowboys any, but they helped any fantasy owners who started the Cowboys defense.
Dan Bailey Field Goals
With David Buehler out on injured-reserve, Dan Bailey had double-duty on the field and he did both jobs easily. He had two field goals in the third quarter, including an impressive 45 yard shot and a third field goal in the fourth to extend the Cowboys lead further. His consistent kicking has made him a reliable asset to the offense.
Alan Donahue is a life-long NFL and WWE fan. He has written thousands of articles on sports and heavily follows the NFC East.
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