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30-27

The winning formula for the Cowboys against the Texans is obviously the 30 to 27 pass to run ratio.  Romo cannot throw more than 30 times if the Cowboys want to continue to win.  His pass attempts need to be between 25-30 and about 275 to 300 hundred yards passing per game.  Compared to last week, Romo was extremely accurate with almost all of his throws.  Romo had a lot of help from his receivers by going after the ball and by making fantastic moves at the LOS to beat the press coverage.  Romo had lots of time to throw the ball and Mario Williams was non-factor thanks to the O-line.  The O-line did an outstanding job of keep Romo upright and making holes for the Barber and co. to run through. 

Defense

The defense finally caused turnovers that led to the game key touchdown drive.  Even though the Cowboys had to drive the ball 90 yards to score the game changing touchdown as a result of a Mike Jenkins interception.  The interception turned the complexion of the game to Dallas' favor.  The Cowboys "D" followed the interception with a fumble that gave the Cowboys great field position and another interception that sealed the win for the Cowboys.  The secondary played outstanding and caused a coverage sack by DeMarcus Ware.  For the most part the front seven held their own and even though Brookings had a bad day.  He came through with a clutch sack that as a result, the Texans were only able to score a field goal. 

Special Teams

Buehler finally split the uprights on 2 field goal tries and McBriar contributed by kicking punts that had the Texans start from bad field position.  Buehler still doesn't have a touchback and last year he led the league in this category.  Seems like this the Cowboys' special teams strategy because he is kicking all the way down to the goalline and are counting on great coverage to not let them cross the 20 yard line. 

Improvement

The only aspect of the game that seems that the Cowboys need to improve on is penalties.  They still committed to many and some were due to playing a very good Texans team.  Still need to improve because penalties will hurt down the line.

Coaching

Coaching staff did a fantastic job of play calling and planning for the Texans.  Most people will criticize them, but need to give them their due when they get the job done. 

 
September 27, 2010  11:21 AM ET

Great breakdown of the game. Running game was better because the OL did a good job. The defense was solid. The receivers were hot, even Roy had a great game.

It looked like Garret quit trying to make everybody happy with touches and just called the game.

I've never been 1 to call for Wade's head. I think he is a pretty good coach and an excellent defensive coordinator.

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