Dallas Defense Holds Up Against Tampa

Ryan GaydosSenior Analyst IOctober 27, 2008

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Cowboys 13, Buccaneers 9

The Cowboys have everything falling apart. Their offense is struggling without Tony Romo and Terrell Owens is still crying, but for one day everything in Dallas seemed right as they defeated the tough Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13-9 in a special teams affair.

Kicker Nick Folk was 2/2 from field goal range with his longest being a 45-yard field goal in the third to put Dallas up 13-6. He had a total of seven points. A big turn of events came when quarterback Brad Johnson threw Roy Williams his first touchdown pass as a Dallas Cowboy in the second quarter that put Dallas up.

Brad Johnson was 19/33 with 122 yards.

The Dallas defense would not allow a touchdown, however Matt Bryant had three field goals. Two 36 yard field goals and a 41 yard field goal. Jeff Garcia did not throw an interception or a touchdown pass but he did have 226 yards passing.

Bradie James and Jay Ratliff both recorded sacks for Dallas.

Jason Witten left the game with bruised ribs and did not return. He had one reception for eight yards.