The Cowboys were friring on all cylinders Sunday against the Rams. St. Louis quarterback Sam bradford can attest for that. He was sacked 6 times and had a hard time finding any holes in the Cowboys defense. But the story of the day was the breakout game by running back Demarco Murray. He began the game with a solid 14 yard run and he never looked back. Murray finished the game with 175 yards on 26 carries also adding one touchdown to his stats. Murray didnt quite reach his rushing total the last time these two teams met, but it was enough to get all the fans at AT&T Stadium on their feet. Head Coach Jason Garrett commented on Murray’s outing, “When you get a runner like that going, you can feed on him. He gets a little contagious for everybody, everybody starts feeling it.”
This is just what the doctor odered. Dallas had lacked a solid rushing attack in the first two weeks. It was evident that the coaching staff was going to make it a point to put the ball in #29’s arms more than they did in previous weeks. Quarterback Tony Romo played a very effecient game, he went 17/24 for 210 yards and 3 touchdowns. Romo did a fantastic job spreading the ball out to his talented recieving core. Seven different recivers caught caught balls, the most catches going to tight end Jason Witten. He finished the game with five catches for 67 yards. Witten wasn’t the only tight end that excited fans, rookie Gavin Escobar showed his potential grabbing a 24 yard touchdown in the second half. The rookie stands 6’6″, and provides the cowboys with another red-zone threat split out on the opposite side of Dez.
All week the media reported that Romo was still feeling sore from his rib injury he sustained in week one, but as far a that went Romo didnt let it effect him .Another positive thing that Cowboy’s Nation has to get excited about is the fact that the ‘boys have won their first two games at home since 2009. Maybe all the Cowboy’s need was that simple name change from “Jerry World” to AT&T Stadium. This simple stat could prove to be a big advantage, especially since the other teams in the NFC East arent playing well on the road or at home.
Dallas leads the divison with a record on 2-1, the only other team in the divison with a win is Philadelphia. If Dallas continues to play well and stays healthy with a heavy emphasis on the word healthy they could run the tables in the NFC East. Right now the Cowboys don’t have too many key players out, but one that any fan should be on the lookout for is reciever Miles Austin. He left the game Sunday with a hamstring injury, the same injury that has plauged him for the past couple of years. Although this would be a big loss for the Cowboys if he has to sit out, it will give the talented young recievers behind him a chance at more playing time.
The cowboys return to action next week against the Chargers on Sunday afternoon. They will be traveling to san Diego in search of win number 3.