The third and final NFL International Game of the season came to a close Sunday as the Dallas Cowboys defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars, 31-17, yesterday at Wembley Stadium. The win was necessary for Dallas with two losses in a row prior to their performance in London. As for Jacksonville, the team is still searching for strength and stability as the franchise is being rebuild.
A large contribution to the Cowboys' success this weekend was that starting quarterback, Tony Romo, was able to take the field. Romo was hurt two weeks ago, fracturing two small bones in his back. Due to this injury, he was sidelined in the team's match prior to their London appearance. In turn, Dallas suffered two losses in a row.
However, the injury wasn't appearing to bother Romo at Wembley as he completed 20 of 27 passes for 246 yards and finished with a season-high pass rating of 138.8!
Take a look at the game recap:
It Was Close There for a Minute
Jacksonville got off to an early lead against Dallas in London on Sunday, despite a 54-yard field goal by Dan Bailey six plays in for Dallas. Denard Robinson ran in from the 32 yard line to get the Jaguars an early, 7-3, lead.
However, Romo was feeling well and threw a 2-yard touchdown pass late in the first quarter to Jason Witten. In the second, he hit Dez Bryant for two TDs, one from 35 yards and the other from 68 yards (it was a good Fantasy Football day for Byrant and Romo!).
Before the Cowboys' game against the Arizona Cardinals last week, DeMarco Murray had been running for 100 yards in 10 consecutive games. Needless to say, Murray's back on track. He ran for 100 yards on 19 carries and had an additional 31 receiving yards for Dallas against Jacksonville.
In the fourth quarter, the Jaguars picked up momentum gaining points off a penalty in the end zone and 1-yard run by Denard Robinson. Blake Bortles then found Allen Robinson for the two-point conversion.
The Jaguars were not able to pick-up enough steam, however, to really challenge the Cowboys, and Dallas won, 31-17.
Both teams have now returned to the United States to recoup during their bye week.
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