1:00 PM ET, September 13, 2009
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
• Tony Romo threw for a career-high 353 yards and three touchdowns to help Dallas improve to 3-0 in season openers under Wade Phillips.
• The 80-yard touchdown pass to Patrick Crayton was the longest of Romo's career. Crayton finished with four catches for 135 yards and a touchdown. It was his third career 100-yard receiving game.
• Roy Williams finished with three receptions for 86 yards and one touchdown, which was his second touchdown in 11 games with the Cowboys - both have come against Tampa Bay.
• The Buccaneers were led by 276 passing yards from Byron Leftwich and 13 carries, 97 yards and a touchdown from Cadillac Williams.
• Both teams had more than 450 total yards and zero turnovers.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Who Needs T.O.?
Tony Romo and the Cowboys' passing game didn't need Terrell Owens on Sunday. Romo threw 12 passes of 10 or more yards and completed eight -- including three for touchdowns.
|Less than 10 yds||More than 10 yds|
Ware left briefly after being hit in the head on Tampa Bay's third offensive play. He returned the next series. ... Bucs PK Mike Nugent had a 38-yard field goal attempt blocked, then missed a 46-yarder. ... Cowboys S Gerald Sensabaugh left with sore ribs after a fourth-quarter collision with Bucs receiver Michael Clayton.
TAMPA, FL - SEPTEMBER 13: Quarterback Byron Leftwich #7 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers looks to hand the ball off...(Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from Penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||8.9||6.2|
Comp - Att
Yards per pass
Sacks - Yards Lost
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||1-2||3-3|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|FG||09:35||Nick Folk 51 Yd||3||0|
|FG||01:22||Nick Folk 22 Yd||6||0|
|TD||10:19||Cadillac Williams 1 Yd Run (Mike Nugent Kick)||6||7|
|TD||00:46||Miles Austin 42 Yd Pass From Tony Romo (Nick Folk Kick)||13||7|
|TD||11:23||Roy Williams 66 Yd Pass From Tony Romo (Nick Folk Kick)||20||7|
|TD||13:45||Derrick Ward 1 Yd Run (Mike Nugent Kick)||20||14|
|TD||12:43||Patrick Crayton 80 Yd Pass From Tony Romo (Nick Folk Kick)||27||14|
|TD||03:57||Marion Barber 6 Yd Run (Nick Folk Kick)||34||14|
|TD||01:28||Kellen Winslow 2 Yd Pass From Byron Leftwich (Mike Nugent Kick)||34||21|
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