Cowboys top Texans 27-13, earn first win

Posted Sept. 26, 2010 @ 4:21 p.m.
Posted By

By Chris Duncan - AP Sports Writer

HOUSTON (AP) — Tony Romo threw two touchdown passes to Roy Williams, Marion Barber ran for another score and the Dallas Cowboys got their first win by beating the Houston Texans 27-13 on Sunday.

The Cowboys' defense got its first three takeaways of the season and held Houston's top-ranked offense to 340 yards. DeMarcus Ware sacked Matt Schaub three times, and the Dallas secondary limited All-Pro receiver Andre Johnson to four catches for 64 yards.

David Buehler kicked two field goals and the Cowboys (1-2) turned in a dominant performance after starting 0-2 for the first time since 2001.

Arian Foster, the NFL's leading rusher, ran for 106 yards on 17 carries for the Texans (2-1), who were trying for their first 3-0 start.

The announced crowd was 71,456, a record for a Texans game at Reliant Stadium.

Game stats

Copyright 2010 by STATS LLC and Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.