Dallas 31, St. Louis 7

Date - 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, September 22, 2013
Location - AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Temperature - DOME
Head Official - Carl Cheffers
Attendance - 80848

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
St. Louis 0 0 7 0 7
Dallas 10 7 7 7 31

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
St. Louis 1-2 1-0 0-2 L2
Dallas 2-1 2-0 0-1 W1

Recap


Cowboys 31, Rams 7: DeMarco Murray thrashed the St. Louis defense once again and Tony Romo threw touchdown passes to three different receivers as Dallas notched a comfortable home victory.

Murray ran 26 times for 175 yards and a touchdown and added three catches for 28 yards. The last time the Cowboys faced the Rams, Murray set a franchise record with 253 rushing yards in a 34-7 victory on Oct. 23, 2011. 

Romo was 17-of-24 for 210 yards with scoring strikes to Dez Bryant in the first quarter, Gavin Escobar in the third and Dwayne Harris in the fourth. In all, Dallas (2-1) outgained St. Louis, 396-232, thanks in large part to Murray, Romo and six sacks by the Cowboys defense. 

Romo found Bryant for a 2-yard TD pass on their opening possession, an eight-play, 61-yard march that included a pair of 14-yard runs by Murray. The next Dallas drive began with Murray’s 36-yard scamper and ended with a short field goal by Dan Bailey, making it 10-0. 

The Cowboys’ third possession featured plenty of Murray, as well, with the third-year running back catching two passes for 26 yards before punctuating the drive with a 2-yard TD run to make it 17-0. The Rams (1-2) got on the board late in the third quarter on Sam Bradford’s 4-yard pass to Austin Pettis on fourth-and-goal, but Romo answered early in the fourth with a 24-yard strike to Harris to complete the scoring.

GAME NOTEBOOK: With two sacks, Dallas LB DeMarcus Ware surpassed Harvey Martin (114) to become the Cowboys’ all-time leader with 115 sacks. ... Entering the game, the Rams were the only team in the NFL that had not allowed a sack. St. Louis had not yielded a sack in four straight games, dating to last season. … St. Louis went 1-for-13 on third downs with its lone successful conversion coming on the final play of the game.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
St. Louis   Dallas
Isaiah Pead Player DeMarco Murray
6 Attempts 26
20 Yards 175
3.3 Avg Yards 6.7
0 Touchdowns 1
11 Long 41
Receiving
St. Louis   Dallas
Chris Givens Player Jason Witten
2 Receptions 5
54 Yards 67
27.0 Avg Yards 13.4
0 Touchdowns 0
29 Long 23

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
St. Louis 232 35 197 1 0 0 1.0 1
Dallas 396 193 203 4 1 0 6.0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Dallas will play their next game on the road against San Diego. The Cowboys have a W/L % of .000 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • St. Louis will play their next game at home against San Francisco. The Rams have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .000 after a loss.