Tennessee Titans Get Big Road-Win Over Dallas Cowboys 34-27

October 10th, 2010-  By Alex Groberman

The Dallas Cowboys fell 34-27 to the Tennessee Titans to drop to 1-3 on the year.

The Titans appeared to have control of the game early as they upped the Cowboys by 14 points at one point in the game. Two poorly thrown interceptions by Cowboys quarterback, Tony Romo seemed to be icing on the cake before Dallas stormed back with authority to almost capture a victory in the highly anticipated game.

In a play that almost epitomized the entire game, Marc Colombo was penalized for a celebratory somersault into the endzone prior to a complete breakdown by the Cowboys special teams unit in the second half.

From there, the Titans capitalized and managed to get their 11th straight win against an NFC opponent. The streak is the longest active non-conference win streak in the league.

The Tennessee offense powered behind running back, Chris Johnson who scored a pair of 1-yard touchdowns in the fourth quarter.

Even on the opening drive of the game, things weren’t going the Cowboys’ way. Three pass interference penalties occurred on said drive, and the plays set the tone for a very rocky-back-and-forth between the Cowboys players and officials.

Still, it looked like the Cowboys had a chance when Romo rallied his team to tie the game at 17 and then at 20. Unfortunately, kicker, David Buehler missed a 44-yard field goal that would have put the Cowboys ahead and Romo inadvertently had a tipped pass intercepted at the endzone which prevented the team from scoring.

Later, another tipped pass at the 13 was returned to the 1 by the Titans, and it in turn set up Johnson’s first touchdown of the fourth quarter.

Not giving up, Romo tied the game up again at 27 with a touchdown throw to Jason Witten, however, Colombo was penalized 15 yards for excessive celebration. This forced the Cowboys to kick from further back, and Titans’ special teamer Marc Mariani was able to return the ball to the 11-yard line. A penalty later the ball was moved up to the five, which ultimately led to Johnson’s second touchdown of the quarter.

Romo had two more attempts but eventually turned the ball over on downs once, and threw an interception the second time. The latter was particularly disturbing because the ball wasn’t even tipped, it was simply perfectly thrown to a Tennessee linebacker.

The Titans offense had no problems as quarterback, Vince Young had two touchdowns and 173 yards on a 12-for-25 performance. Meanwhile, Johnson ran 19 times for 131 yards and a pair of touchdowns as well.

Romo finished the day with 406 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions on a 31-for-46 performance. He was sacked six times for the game.

The Tennessee defense came into the game tied for the NFL lead in Sacks.

The Cowboys’ lone bright spot was receiver, Miles Austin continuing to build on a great season with nine catches for 166 yards.

Dallas was favored a seven-point favorite for the game on USA Online Sportsbooks and NFL Betting Odds.

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