Cowboys Ground Jets in Big Way

Defense, running game keep Dallas even with Green Bay
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 22, 2007 10:57 PM CST
New York Jets head coach Eric Mangini, right, waits out the ruling on a challenge in the second quarter of a NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2007, in Irving, Texas. Dallas...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Quarterback Tony Romo had two touchdown passes and the Dallas Cowboys stifled the New York Jets' offense in a 34-3 Thanksgiving day victory in Texas Stadium. Terrell Owens was "held" to six catches and a TD, while Marion Barber and Julius Jones combined for 167 yards rushing, as Dallas improved to 10-1 for the first time in franchise history.

The win also tied Dallas for the best record in the NFC with Green Bay, which comes to town next Thursday in a game that will likely determine home-field advantage in the playoffs, reports the AP. The Cowboys gave Jets QB Kellen Clemens little time in the pocket all day, in what coach Wade Phillips called a "solid, solid game."