4:15 PM ET, November 27, 2008
Texas Stadium, Irving, TX
IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys are ready for December.On the verge of collapse just a few weeks ago, Tony Romo, DeMarcus Ware and the Cowboys guaranteed they will be a team to watch in the final month by crushing the Seattle Seahawks 34-9 Thursday for their third straight victory.
• The Cowboys had 17 first downs in the first half against the Seahawks. Since and including Week 6, the most first downs the Cowboys had for an entire game was 17 (done three times). Last week, the Cowboys had 16 first downs total against the 49ers.
• Tony Romo improves to 26-9 in his career as a starting quarterback, tied for the second best record through 35 starts among active quarterbacks. Only Kurt Warner had a better record.
• The Seahawks lost their fifth straight game and fell to 2-10. It matches the most losses outgoing coach Mike Holmgren has had in his 17 years in the NFL, and there are four games left.
-- ESPN research and The Associated Press
This was the Cowboys' last Thanksgiving at Texas Stadium. They went 22-14 playing under the hole in the roof. ... Romo is 3-0 on the holiday, with great numbers: 65-of-91 (71.4 percent) for 832 yards with 10 touchdowns and two interceptions. ... The Seahawks aren't big on Thanksgiving in Dallas. They're 0-2, losing by a cumulative score of 85-16. ... Dallas rookie TE Martellus Bennett caught a touchdown pass for the third straight game.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.7||7.7|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||12:36||Martellus Bennett 16 Yd Pass From Tony Romo (Nick Folk Kick)||0||7|
|TD||04:50||Marion Barber 2 Yd Run (Nick Folk Kick)||0||14|
|FG||00:52||Olindo Mare 44 Yd||3||14|
|TD||11:57||Jason Witten 7 Yd Pass From Tony Romo (Nick Folk Kick)||3||21|
|FG||07:34||Nick Folk 41 Yd||3||24|
|FG||01:31||Olindo Mare 38 Yd||6||24|
|FG||09:37||Olindo Mare 25 Yd||9||24|
|TD||02:19||Terrell Owens 19 Yd Pass From Tony Romo (Nick Folk Kick)||9||31|
|FG||08:54||Nick Folk 42 Yd||9||34|