Tennessee 34, Dallas 27

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, October 10, 2010 4:15 PM
WHEN: 4:15 PM EST, Sunday, October 10, 2010
WHERE: Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas
TEMPERATURE: DOME
HEAD OFFICIAL: Jeff Triplette
ATTENDANCE: 90616

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Tennessee 10 7 3 14 34
Dallas 3 7 7 10 27

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tennessee 3-2 1-2 2-0 W1
Dallas 1-3 0-2 1-1 L1

Recap

Chris Johnson ran for 131 yards and two touchdowns, including the go-ahead score with 3:28 left, and the Tennessee Titans extended their winning streak over the NFC to 11 games with a 34-27 victory over the host Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.

Johnson’s 1-yard touchdown run was set up by a 73-yard kickoff return by Marc Marian, which came moments after the Cowboys were flagged for excessive celebration on the game-tying touchdown.

Vince Young passed for a pair of touchdowns for the Titans (3-2), who recorded six sacks – five in the first half - en route to their 16th win in 17 games against NFC foes.

Stephen Tulloch’s interception of Tony Romo sealed the win for the Titans, who prevailed despite being outgained 551-321.

Dallas (1-3) rallied from a 17-3 deficit but still came up short despite huge days from Romo and Miles Austin. 

Romo threw for a career-high 406 yards and three touchdowns but also threw three interceptions. Austin had nine catches for 166 yards, including an acrobatic 69-yard touchdown catch early in the second half.

Dallas tied it at 27 when Romo capped a seven-play, 60-yard drive with an 18-yard touchdown pass to Jason Witten with 4:30 left.  However, an excessive celebration penalty forced the Cowboys to kick off from the 15-yard line and Mariani broke free for the long return.

The Titans jumped out to an early 17-3 lead thanks to a pair of touchdown passes from Young and a dominating defense that sacked Romo five times in the first half. 

Dallas scored on a 6-yard touchdown pass to Roy Williams just before halftime, and Austin’s 69-yard catch-and-run tied it at 17-17 just 1:16 into the second half.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Tennessee   Dallas
Chris Johnson Player Felix Jones
19 Attempts 15
131 Yards 109
6.9 Avg Yards 7.3
2 Touchdowns 0
42 Long 34
Receiving
Tennessee   Dallas
Kenny Britt Player Miles Austin
4 Receptions 9
86 Yards 166
21.5 Avg Yards 18.4
1 Touchdowns 1
52 Long 69

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Tennessee 321 158 163 4 2 3 6.0 0
Dallas 511 141 370 3 2 0 3.0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Dallas will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The Cowboys have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .250 after a loss.
  • Tennessee will play their next game on the road against Jacksonville. The Titans have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .600 after a loss.
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