Cowboys ride 'Big Three' to sixth consecutive victory

The first-place Dallas Cowboys showed no letdown after their big win in Seattle, getting another big performance from their balanced offense in a 31-21 win over the New York Giants at AT&T Stadium. Our takeaways:

  1. The Cowboys won because their Big Three -- Tony Romo, DeMarco Murray and Dez Bryant -- looked like the three best players on the field. Bryant couldn't be covered in the second half, piling up 136 yards on seven catches in the final two quarters.
  1. DeMarco Murray became the first player in NFL history to begin the season with seven consecutive 100-yard games. Murray broke the record previously held by Browns legend Jim Brown. If you're curious: Murray needs to average 132.4 yards over the last nine games to break Eric Dickerson's all-time single-season record.
  1. Giants fans are probably cool with Odell Beckham now. The rookie had two touchdownreceptions on Sunday and has made an immediate impact since returning from that nagging hamstring injury. Beckham did most of his work out of the slot, delivering the game the Giants needed with Victor Cruz out.
  1. There aren't many quarterbacks playing better than Tony Romo right now. Romo has posted a passer rating of 110.0 or higher in four of the past five weeks and is moving around in the pocket well enough to make you forget about those back surgeries.
  1. Dan Bailey is such a weapon for the Cowboys. The place kicker drilled a 49-yard field goal right down the middle to put the game out of reach late in the fourth quarter. That big contract extension doesn't look so foolish anymore. Speaking of which, how foolish do we all look for completely overlooking the Cowboysthis summer? Big D is 6-1 and legit.

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