Tony Romo was able to pass for 283 yards and in the game, going 25-of-39 against a team that allowed 510 yards passing the week before. Romo was unable to find his groove on Sunday, despite completing 16 passes to his receivers, while the defense once again showed the potential to carry the team when the offense struggles.
KD Drummond of Blogging The Boys says that it was the Cowboys defese that saved the day against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers:
After giving up the early lead, Dallas' defense got it's first interception of the season when Sean Lee plucked a tipped third-down pass on Tampa's side of the field. It was Lee's seventh career pick in only 32 professional games. Following, DeMarco Murray worked his way into the end zone on a stretch play to the left to tie the score at 7. The rest of the game consisted of Dallas' defense stonewalling Tampa time and time again.
The offense, though? Scary. Penalties, blocking ineptness, drops, and miscommunications between QB Tony Romo and his receivers led to an embarassing display by Jason Garrett's troops for the second consecutive week. That will likely be the leading storyline throughout the week as Dallas has plenty of things to work on heading into next week's Monday Night tilt against the Chicago Bears.
The Cowboys will have to find a way to correct the issues on offense, as they welcome the Chicago Bears to Arlington for Monday Night Football. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET.