Cowboys top Bucs 16-10 in home opener

Posted Sept. 23, 2012 @ 4:54 p.m.
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By Stephen Hawkins, AP Sports Writer

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — DeMarco Murray had an 11-yard touchdown run, Dan Bailey kicked three field goals and the Cowboys beat Tampa Bay 16-10 Sunday to win their home opener with a delayed ending.

A week after the Buccaneers' big push against the New York Giants in their victory formation, Tampa Bay used a pair of timeouts in the final 40 seconds after a failed onside kick attempt.

The Cowboys (2-1) scored twice in the first half when starting in Tampa Bay territory after turnovers. They overcame three turnovers by Romo - two on plays reversed by replay - with a suffocating defense, holding Tampa Bay to 166 total yards.

Romo's interception on the game's fourth play set up Tampa Bay (1-2) for Josh Freeman's 1-yard TD to Luke Stocker.

The Cowboys drew even on Murray's run after Sean Lee's interception. Bailey had kicks of 32, 26 and 22 yards.

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