The Dallas Cowboys defeated the St. Louis Rams 20-19 on Saturday night, with the Dallas first-team units dominating their St. Louis counterparts in the first half. The fine gentlemen over at SB Nation's Blogging the Boys liked what they saw:
Now THAT's what you call a dress rehearsal. Whether you want to attribute the solid play to a return home from California, facing an overmatched opponent, the sign of a good team on the come or all three... this was a great performance by the Dallas Cowboys. Despite the end-game backups allowing the Rams to get back into the game late, the Dallas first strings and substitutes pretty much did everything they wanted to tonight.
Tony Romo and Dwayne Harris hooked up for two early touchdowns, with Romo finishing nine of 13 for 198 yards and two touchdowns in just a quarter of work. Not to be outdone, the Dallas defense continued its preseason dominance by holding the St. Louis starters to just six first half points.