Sep 28, 2014 9:13 PM
Romo throw TD pass, Cowboys lead Saints 7-0
The Associated Press
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Tony Romo threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Terrance Williams and the Dallas Cowboys led the New Orleans Saints 7-0 after the first quarter Sunday night.
The Cowboys, trying to get to 3-1 for the first time after a 2-1 start in each of coach Jason Garrett's four full seasons, went 80 yards in 12 plays on the opening possession.
Romo had a pair of third-down completions to tight end Jason Witten, and DeMarco Murray had an 11-yard run to put the ball inside the 10 two plays before Williams' leaping catch in the zone.
Dallas has lost eight of its last nine against New Orleans and hasn't beaten the Saints at home since 1991.
The Saints, who set an NFL record with 40 first downs in a 49-17 victory over Dallas last year in New Orleans, stalled on their first drive despite two early defensive penalties for first downs.
Brees kept the drive alive with a 6-yard scramble on third down before Dallas cornerback Orlando Scandrick dropped Travaris Cadet for a 1-yard gain on third-and-3 in Dallas territory.
Murray, the first Dallas running back with three 100-yard games to start the season since Emmitt Smith in 1995, didn't fumble in the first quarter for the first time this season. He finished the quarter with 41 yards rushing.
Dallas cornerback Morris Claiborne, who left the facility in anger this past week after learning he wasn't a starter, left the game with a knee injury. His return was questionable.