Romo returns from layoff to help Dallas beat Miami 24-14

By STEVEN WINE, AP Sporting activities Author

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Tony Romo scrambled in the back again of the stop zone prior to improvising to throw his 1st pass in two months — still left-handed for a quick obtain.

He did even much better correct-handed.

Romo pulled off his newest comeback victory Sunday, returning from a collarbone injuries to toss for two scores, and the Dallas Cowboys received for the 1st time considering that he was hurt in Week two, beating the Miami Dolphins 24-fourteen.

The Cowboys (three-7) snapped a 7-recreation dropping streak, their longest in a single time given that 1989. They play host to undefeated Carolina on Thanksgiving.

“Profitable,” Romo stated, “is likely to put a small a lot more pep in everyone’s action.”

Romo went 18 for 28 for 227 yards and overcame two interceptions by throwing touchdown passes of 31 yards to Terrance Williams and sixteen yards to Dez Bryant.

“I acquired much more relaxed as the recreation went on,” Romo said.

“Him currently being again just provides all people that much a lot more juice,” Bryant explained. “We all know who our leader is.”

Dallas’ dominating defense added to his ease and comfort level, beginning when linebacker Rolando McClain scored the game’s initial points and his very first profession touchdown on a 12-yard interception return. He stepped in entrance of a move by Ryan Tannehill meant for Greg Jennings.

Another working day of sputtering offense for the Dolphins (four-6) elevated the likelihood they are going to skip the playoffs for the seventh 12 months in a row.

Romo looked rusty at instances, and heavy rain and gusty wind early in the match did not aid.

“Which is the way it really is supposed to be,” Romo explained. “Which is why it really is the NFL. You practically get it as a obstacle, and it makes it practically much more pleasant.”

The Cowboys’ 1st scoring risk ended when he was blitzed and his pass was intercepted by Brent Grimes. A annoyed Romo yelled at intended receiver Bryant as they headed for the bench.

“I enjoy that kid,” Romo explained.

Romo before long settled down and showed his characteristic creativeness. The still left-handed desperation lob authorized him to steer clear of a basic safety on the Cowboys’ opening possession.

“I didn’t visualize following my two-month layoff coming back with a remaining-hander,” he explained. “I did follow that about seven or eight many years ago, so I was ready for it.”

“It gave me a shiver,” Cowboys proprietor Jerry Jones said, “and I know it influenced the team.”

As anticipated, Romo sparked a group tied for next to final in the NFL in details. Given that Week two of 2014, the Cowboys are 16-three when he starts off and -eight when he does not.

“He is a damned excellent player,” mentor Jason Garrett stated. “He has been for a lengthy time.”

Darren McFadden offered offensive stability by speeding for 129 yards. Robert Turbin, who joined the Cowboys on Wednesday, extra 35 yards on 7 carries against a staff rated next-to-previous in operate defense.

“We have received to quit the run,” Miami defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh mentioned. “We did not do a good enough work in that area. That is quite significantly as straightforward as it gets.”

The Dolphins experienced the ball for only 21 minutes and went one for ten on third-down conversions. Their reduction decreased the odds interim mentor Dan Campbell will be again up coming yr.

“I want to maintain Dan around,” Tannehill stated. “He does a great task. He’s exciting. Everybody in our locker area believes in him. But as gamers we have obtained to go out and do a greater job.”

The game matched a pair of last-spot groups and seemed it at moments. Dallas fully commited 10 penalties and Miami 9.

A dance celebration by Bryant and Williams subsequent a score prompted an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty that helped Miami rating a landing in the final seconds of the first 50 percent.

But Bryant beat a linebacker and a basic safety for the landing that put the Cowboys ahead to remain, 21-fourteen, on the initial play of the fourth quarter.

“We looked like our old selves in a whole lot of ways,” tight conclude Jason Witten stated.

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