In the first half, Cowboy quarterback Tony Romo completed 28 of 32 passes for 231 yards. But Dallas trailed 14-7, thanks to two turnovers and a missed field goal. In the second half, the Cowboys rolled, although Romo completed just three of seven passes for 46 yards.
"Every football game is not going to be easy,” Dallas flanker Terrell Owens
said. "The game is not always going to go as expected for us on offense.”
•Block that kick: Patrick Watkins'
68-yard return was Dallas' first touchdown off a blocked field goal since Ron Fellows
went 62 yards off a block by Ed "Too Tall” Jones
in 1983 against New Orleans.
The Saint defensive coordinator that day was Wade Phillips
"We have been coming close in almost every game,” said Phillips, now the Cowboy head coach.
"I thought we were going to get an extra point there. (Chris Canty
) made a great individual play, but he was close on the other one.”
•Sooner on Sooner:
Two of the great Sooners of the Bob Stoops
era, Viking tailback Adrian Peterson
and Cowboy safety Roy Williams
, met on a third-quarter play in which Williams nailed Peterson in the back as the tailback jumped for a high, deep pass.
"Adrian is a great guy,” Williams said. "A phenomenal running back. There's no doubt, our defense, if we come out and execute, we can shut down some of the top running backs.”
The Cowboys now have a bye week, then face the three games that likely will determine their divisional fate: at Philadelphia, at the Giants, home against the Redskins.