NFL: Cowboys condemn Seahawks to rare home defeat

NFL: Cowboys condemn Seahawks to rare home defeat

DeMarco Murray grabbed a slice of NFL history on Sunday to help the Dallas Cowboys hand the Super Bowl champion Seahawks a rare home defeat with a 30-23 triumph.

Murray joined Jim Brown as the only running backs in league history to surpass 100 rushing yards in six straight games to start a season.

He ran for the go-ahead touchdown with 3:16 remaining and after the Seahawks turned the ball over on downs the Cowboys` Dan Bailey booted a 31-yard field goal to make it a seven-point game.

The Seahawks got one more chance, but quarterback Russell Wilson was intercepted in the final minute by Dallas defender Rolando McClain to seal the Cowboys win.

It was just the second time the Seahawks were beaten in Seattle in 21 home games of Wilson`s tenure.

The Cowboys won their fifth straight game after a week one loss to San Francisco.

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo threw for 250 yards and found each of his tight ends, Jason Witten and Gavin Escobar, for touchdowns.

"I think our team now understands that we do a lot of things pretty well and I think we have the ability to kind of impose yourself on other teams," said Romo, who rallied Dallas from an early 10-0 deficit.

"We talked about the mental toughness to overcome circumstance and I thought we did that," Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. "That was probably the best thing we did."

The Cowboys are 5-1 to start a season for the first time since 2007 and tied atop the NFC East division with Philadelphia, who thumped the New York Giants 27-0.

In Miami, Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers authored a game-winning drive capped by a four-yard touchdown pass with three seconds to play for a cruel 27-24 victory over the Dolphins.

Along the way Rodgers faked a spike on a play that ended with a key pass completion, finally connecting with Andrew Quarless on the throw that broke Miami hearts.

Even overtime couldn`t decide a winner as the Cincinnati Bengals and Carolina Panthers played to a 37-37 tie -- the highest scoring tie in NFL history.

Cincinnati`s Mike Nugent and Carolina`s Graham Gano each kicked a field goal in overtime, but Nugent missed a potential game-winner with four seconds left in the extra session.

It was close in Nashville, where Ryan Succop connected on three field goals and the Tennessee special-teams unit came up with a game-saving field-goal block in a 16-14 triumph over winless Jacksonville.

But Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco made sure Tampa Bay barely got a look-in, throwing for a career-high five touchdowns in a 48-17 rout of the Buccaneers.
The New England Patriots continued their dominance of Buffalo, Tom Brady throwing for 361 yards and four touchdowns in a 37-22 victory in a duel for first place in the AFC East division.

The Patriots beat the Bills for the 21st time in their last 22 meetings.

The Denver Broncos, returning to MetLife Stadium for the first time since falling to Seattle in the Super Bowl there in February, came away with a 31-17 victory over the New York Jets.

Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning threw three touchdown passes, moving within two of matching Brett Favre`s all-time record of 508 TD throws.

Detroit, led by a stellar defense that produced eight sacks and three interceptions, defeated Minnesota 17-3 in a battle of NFC North division foes.

Other games saw San Diego edge Oakland 31-28, Chicago beat Atlanta 27-13, Cleveland thrash Pittsburgh 31-10 and Arizona overcome Washington 30-20. 

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