Ravens vs. Cowboys: Score, Recap & Highlights

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Tony Romo is set to make his preseason debut against the Ravens. (Getty)

Final Score: Ravens 34, Cowboys 30

The Baltimore Ravens built a huge lead Saturday night in Dallas, and despite the efforts of the Cowboys’ third- and fourth-string offenses, the lead was enough for Baltimore to eek out a 34-30 win Saturday night in Tony Romo’s return from offseason back suergery.

Here’s how it went down:

Courtney Upshaw Recovered a Fumble & Took it to the House

Not exactly the start Tony Romo hoped for. Romo fumbled on Dallas’ first series, and Courtney Upshaw returned it 25 yards for a touchdown that put Baltimore on top 7-0 with 11:41 left in the first quarter.

Romo Hit Dez Bryant to Tie it Up

There’s a sight Dallas fans could get used to this year: Romo hitting Dez Bryant in the endzone for a touchdown.

Romo connected with the wideout from 31 yards out with 6:44 left in the quarter, capping a 9-play, 83 yard scoring drive that tied it at 7.

Deonte Thompson Scored on a 108-Yard Kickoff Return

More than half-way through the first quarter, the Ravens offense hadn’t stepped foot on the field, but the visitors still had a 14-7 lead after Deonte Thompson returned a kickoff 108 yards for a touchdown with 6:32 left.

Joe Flacco Threw a TD Pass to Torrey Smith to Cap a 96-Yard Drive

After the teams traded field goals in the second quarter, the Ravens offense finally did what the defense and special teams had done earlier in the game: Scored a touchdown.

The score came when Joe Flacco hit Torrey Smith for a 19-yard touchdown strike that capped an impressive 7-play, 96-yard touchdown drive with 2:55 left in the first half.

Justin Tucker added a 38-yard field goal with 8 seconds left in the half, giving Baltimore a 27-10 lead at the break.

The Ravens Struck First in the Second Half

Lorenzo Taliaferro scored on a 3-yard run with 10:23 left in the third quarter, giving the Ravens even more breathing room.

The Cowboys Mounted a Late Comeback, but it Wasn’t Quite Enough

With Caleb Hanie and Dustin Vauaghan under center, the Cowboys scored three unanswered touchdowns in the third and fourth quarters, the third of which — a strike from Vauaghan to Jamar Newsome with 4:35 left — brought Dallas to within 34-30 before a 2-point conversion attempt failed.


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