That makes it easier to look past the disappointing play after the starters sat.
"Overall, I feel like we obviously didn't play well as a team," coach Wade Phillips said. "I was disappointed that some of them (nonstarters) didn't do better."
Encouraging, though, was how the Cowboys' No. 1 offense and defense looked for the brief time they played two weeks into training camp.
Romo then completed all three of his passes for 33 yards and Marion Barber -- the clear-cut starter after Julius Jones left in free agency -- ran four times for 24 yards. Fullback Deon Anderson capped the eight-play, 54-yard drive with a 2-yard scoring plunge.
"We were pretty efficient," Romo said. "We've been having a good training camp. We're excited to come out and play with the confidence we've had so far. ... We have so many veterans, when we step on the field, we feel confident we should score."
Adam Jones, who may not know until Sept. 1 if he will be fully reinstated from his NFL suspension, played in his first NFL game since the 2006 season finale for Tennessee.
Jones, who didn't start at cornerback, drew one of the pass interference penalties, got beat by Chris Chambers on a 21-yard pass and missed a couple of tackles. Jones had one tackle.
"I haven't played football in a year, so it's a little cool. I love competing. It won't be like this for long," Jones said. "I just have to work on my tackling. I think everything else will come along. I did OK guarding people for being out for a little while."
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