DeMarco Murray, Cowboys hold off Buccaneers

ARLINGTON, Texas -- DeMarco Murray had an 11-yard touchdown run, and Dan Bailey kicked three field goals as the Dallas Cowboys beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16-10 Sunday to win their home opener with a delayed ending.

One week after the Buccaneers' big push against the New York Giants in their victory formation, Tampa Bay used two timeouts in the final 40 seconds after a failed onside kick attempt.

The Cowboys (2-1) scored twice in the first half when starting in Buccaneers territory after turnovers. They overcame three turnovers by Romo -- two on plays reversed by replay -- with a suffocating defense, holding Tampa Bay to 166 total yards.

Romo's interception on the game's fourth play set up the Buccaneers (1-2) for Josh Freeman's 1-yard touchdown pass to Luke Stocker.

The Cowboys drew even on Murray's run after Sean Lee's interception. Bailey had kicks of 32, 26 and 22 yards.

Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press

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