Dallas Cowboys Use Second Half Comeback in Record-Tying Win Against the St. Louis Rams
The Dallas Cowboys 34-31 win against the St.Louis Rams tied a Cowboys team record. The 21-point deficit overcome by the Cowboys tied a team record originally set in 1984 against the Saints and done against in 1999 against Washington.
St. Louis got out to a 7-0 lead after the first quarter and extended the lead to 21-0 in the second quarter after a Janoris Jenkins 25 yard interception return for a touchdown.
The Cowboys then got their first score of the game: a DeMarco Murray one yard touchdown run. Before the end of the half, the Cowboys tacked on a 29 yard field goal from Dan Bailey to go into the locker room down 21-10.
The third quarter belonged to the Cowboys with another Bailey field goal and a 68 yard touchdown pass from Tony Romo to Dez Bryant. On the touchdown pass, Bryant got past all of the Rams defenders and was completely wide open as he received the Romo pass.
The Cowboys streak of 20 unanswered points was stopped by the Rams early in the fourth quarter with a 28 yard field goal. That made the score 24-20 Rams with 13:28 left in the game.
The Cowboys next drive was the one in which they finally overtook the Rams. Romo connected with Terrance Williams on a 12 yard touchdown pass that capped an 11 play 84 yard drive that took over 7 minutes off the clock.
The Cowboys defense then iced the game on the next possession as Bruce Carter's 25 yard interception return for touchdown put the Cowboys up 34-20.
The Cowboys record is now (2-1) and they host New Orleans next week on Sunday Night Football.