Cowboys-Saints: Dallas Dominates First Half, Holds on To Win, 24-17

Posted: 20th December 2009 by Derek Major in NFL
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The Dallas Cowboys came into the bayou and played a near-perfect game, handing the Saints their first loss of the season 24-17. Tony Romo (22-34, 312 yards, one TD) played another great game and led the Cowboys to a TD on their first possession, making it the first time all season they've done so. Romo hit Miles Austin (seven catches, 139 yards, one TD) for a 49-yard TD pass on a stop and go route, beating Saints' corner Malcolm Jenkins. The Cowboys' defense forced the Saints into a three-and-out for the second consecutive time and drove down the field again, capped by Marion Barber's two-yard TD run to go up 14-0. Late in the first half, with the Cowboys up 14-3, Drew Brees (29-45, 298 yards, one TD, one INT) threw deep to the Cowboys' end zone, looking for Devery Henderson, but threw t ...

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