Dallas 27, Houston 13

Sunday, September 26, 2010 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, September 26, 2010
WHERE: Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas
TEMPERATURE: DOME
HEAD OFFICIAL: Carl Cheffers
ATTENDANCE: 71456

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Dallas 0 10 7 10 27
Houston 0 3 0 10 13

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Dallas 1-2 0-1 1-1 W1
Houston 2-1 1-1 1-0 L1

Recap

Tony Romo hooked up twice on scoring passes with Roy Williams in the second half and the Dallas Cowboys shut down the No.1 offense in the NFL en route to a 27-13 victory over the Houston Texans.

The Cowboys had a 10-3 lead at the half before Romo found Williams on a 15-yard slant with 1:34 remaining in the third quarter and then found the much-maligned receiver on a 63-yard quick slant – the longest play of the season for Dallas – with 9:53 left for a 24-6 lead.

Romo completed 23 of 30 passes for 284 yards and Williams had five catches for 117 yards for the Cowboys, who prevented starting 0-3 for the first time since 2001.

Arian Foster ran for 106 yards on 17 carries, but Matt Schaub threw for just 241 yards and was picked off twice for Houston (2-1). The Texans were attempting their first 3-0 start in franchise history and came in averaging over 400 yards of total offense.

Dallas entered with two sacks and no turnovers forced, but had four sacks, recovered a fumble and held Houston to 340 yards. The lone Texans TD was scored with 1:15 left in the game on a 7-yard pass from Schaub to Kevin Walter.

Dallas controlled the ball for more than 18 minutes in the first half and got a 1-yd TD run from Marion Barber and a 49-yard field goal by David Buehler on the last play of the half to take a 10-3 lead. Romo was 10 of 13 for 113 yards in the scoring drives to end the half.

 

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Dallas   Houston
Marion Barber Player Arian Foster
17 Attempts 17
55 Yards 106
3.2 Avg Yards 6.2
1 Touchdowns 0
12 Long 26
Receiving
Dallas   Houston
Roy Williams Player Andre Johnson
5 Receptions 4
117 Yards 64
23.4 Avg Yards 16.0
2 Touchdowns 0
63 Long 26

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Dallas 385 101 284 3 2 2 4.0 1
Houston 340 124 216 1 2 0 0.0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game on the road against Oakland. The Texans have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Dallas will play their next game at home against Tennessee. The Cowboys have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .333 after a loss.
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