POSTED: Sunday, November 6, 2011 - 10:19pm
UPDATED: Sunday, November 6, 2011 - 11:38pm
The Cowboys (4-4) bounced back from a flop in Philadelphia and ended a skid of three losses in four games. Now they're hoping this victory can start a midseason surge. Three of their next four foes have losing records, and they'll come out of that potentially momentum-building run with two games still to play against the division-leading Giants.
"You can't just hover around .500," tight end Jason Witten said. "You need to make a run and make a push to stay in the hunt."
The biggest building block is the chance for a balanced offense. While Romo was 19 of 31 for 279 yards, rookie DeMarco Murray turned 22 carries into 139 yards. He also caught four passes for 47 yards. The Cowboys will have a decision to make when Felix Jones returns from injury in the near future.
"I think he's shown us the last three weeks what kind of football player he is," coach Jason Garrett said of his first year tailback. "He's breaking tackles. That's hard to do in the NFL."
Dallas will play to move above .500 next week when they welcome in Buffalo.