Why the Cowboys win

Dallas continues to roll up the points against Buffalo’s secondary. Tony Romo spreads the ball around to his wide receivers, especially when defenses double-team Terrell Owens. Jason Witten should have a big night when he gets in the middle of the field. Dallas’ defense is getting better. It’s allowed only 17 points the last two weeks, and that’s an encouraging sign.

Why the Cowboys lose

Rookie quarterback Trent Edwards showed poise in last week’s victory over the New York Jets. Edwards completed 22 of 28 passes for 234 yards with one touchdown pass and one interception. Edwards’ calm seemed to inspire the Bills’ offense. The Cowboys’ offense has to get shut down at some point, and this could be the night. Tony Romo’s scrambling gets him sacked, and the Bills slow down the Cowboys’ running game.

The last meeting

Cowboys 10, Bills 6, Nov. 9, 2003, Texas Stadium Dallas shut out the Bills in the second half, making it the second time that season an opponent’s offense failed to score a touchdown. Dallas running back Adrian Murrell rushed 16 times for 76 yards, and quarterback Quincy Carter completed 15 of 32 passes for 116 yards with a 2-yard touchdown pass. The Cowboys defense forced three fumbles by Buffalo quarterback Drew Bledsoe, recovering two. Overall, the defense held the Bills to 185 total yards. Click here for the story on dallasnews.com.

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