Arlington, TX (SportsNetwork.com) – DeMarco Murray went over the century mark
for the seventh straight week and Tony Romo threw three touchdown passes as
the Dallas Cowboys took care of the New York Giants, 31-21, in an NFC East
clash between two teams trending in opposite directions.
Murray gained 128 yards and a touchdown on 28 carries, becoming the first
running back in NFL history to open the season with seven straight weeks of
100-plus yards in the process. Last week, Murray matched Jim Browns NFL
record of six straight weeks with a 115-yard performance in Dallas win in
The surging Cowboys (6-1) have won six in a row following a Week 1 loss to the
49ers in which Romo threw three interceptions. Since then, he has tossed 13
touchdown passes and just three picks.
Romo went 17-for-23 for 279 yards in his fifth straight multi-touchdown game.
Two of his three touchdowns went to tight end Gavin Escobar, who made three
catches for 65 yards in the first multi-score game of his career. Dez Bryant
led all receivers with nine catches and 151 yards.
Eli Manning completed 21-of-33 for 248 yards, with rookie Odell Beckham Jr.
hauling in two of his three touchdown passes. Beckham started for the injured
Victor Cruz, who tore his right patellar tendon in a loss to Philadelphia last
New York (3-4) will head into its bye week having lost two straight following
a three-game win streak.