Tony Romo on Sunday joined Dez Bryant on the injured list with a broken left collarbone, but the Dallas Cowboys shut down DeMarco Murray and beat the Philadelphia Eagles 20-10 in the NFL.
Kyle Wilber returned a blocked punt 26 yards for a touchdown and Brandon Weeden threw a 42-yard touchdown pass to Terrance Williams as the Cowboys (2-0) overcame a team-record 18 penalties in their 10th consecutive road win.
Romo suffered a similar injury in Week 7 in 2010 and missed the rest of the season. The team said he was to be evaluated yesterday.
Dallas already lost Bryant last week. The All-Pro receiver is expected to miss at least six weeks after having foot surgery.
Murray had 2 yards rushing on 13 carries in his first game against his former team. Sam Bradford had three turnovers, including an interception in the end zone, for the Eagles (0-2).
PACKERS 27, SEAHAWKS 17
In Green Bay, Wisconsin, Aaron Rodgers threw for two touchdowns as Green Bay outlasted Seattle in a rematch of last season’s NFC title game.
Rodgers orchestrated a 10-play 80-yard scoring drive, capped by a 5-yard scoring pass to Richard Rodgers. A two-point conversion made it 24-17 with 9 minutes, 28 seconds left.
Jayrone Elliott made a lunging one-handed interception of a short pass from Russell Wilson with 6 minutes, 50 seconds left, one of the rare mistakes in the second half for Seattle’s dual-threat quarterback.
The Packers cashed in with one of Mason Crosby’s four field goals on the night for a 10-point lead with two minutes remaining.
The Packers blew a 16-0 lead against the Seahawks in the NFL playoffs last year. They held on after giving up 13-3 lead at halftime on Sunday.
PATRIOTS 40, BILLS 32
In Orchard Park, New York, Tom Brady threw for 466 yards — the second-most of his career — and three touchdowns to lead New England over the Buffalo Bills.
Julian Edelman scored two touchdowns in a game that required the Patriots to stave off a fourth-quarter rally after building a 37-13 lead through three quarters against Buffalo.
Patriots placekicker Stephen Gostkowski hit a 25-yard field goal with 1 minute, 15 seconds left.
The Bills’ final drive ended on the next play from scrimmage, when Tyrod Taylor’s pass tipped off the hands of Sammy Watkins and was intercepted by Logan Ryan.
Brady improved to 24-3 against Buffalo and his passing yards were the most ever by a Bills opponent.
In other results, it was:
‧ Browns 28, Titans 14
‧ Buccaneers 29, Saints 19
‧ Raiders 37, Ravens 33
‧ Vikings 26, Lions 16
‧ Jaguars 23, Dolphins 20
‧ Cardinals 48, Bears 23
‧ Steelers 43, 49ers 18
‧ Bengals 24, Chargers 19
‧ Falcons, 24, Giants 20
‧ Redskins 24, Rams 10
‧ Panthers 24, Texans 17
‘GREAT EVENING‘: In the women’s singles in Rome, Simona Halep and Karolina Pliskova advanced, while Rafael Nadal swept into the quarters in the men’s singles Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei and Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic on Friday had to dig deep to advance to the semi-finals of the women’s doubles at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome. The top seeds, who did not drop a game in their opening match on the clay courts at the Foro Italico, battled to a 7-6 (7/5), 6-4 victory over sixth seeds Veronika Kudermetova and Katerina Siniakova in 1 hour, 39 minutes. The reigning Wimbledon champions saved nine of 11 break points and converted three of eight, winning 56 percent of points on their second serve and sending down two aces
KEY GOAL: Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei is now free to focus on taking her fourth doubles title of the year with Barbora Strycova; they are due to face Nao Hibino and Makoto Ninomiya Taiwanese No. 1 Hsieh Su-wei on Monday returned to the court for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the WTA Tour, falling to a 6-3, 6-1 defeat to US Open quarter-finalist Elise Mertens, who made a solid transition from the hard courts in New York to the clay at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome. “I’m not sure how well I adapted, to be honest,” Mertens told the WTA Web site. “I just feel like I might still be struggling a little. It was also [Hsieh’s] first match of the week, so that was a bit of an
’SO CONSISTENT’: The victory gave the world No. 1 and world No. 2 a 21-1 win-loss record and their fourth title of the season after successes in Brisbane, Dubai and Doha Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei and Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic on Sunday cruised to their fourth women’s doubles title of the season at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome in their first tournament back since the suspension of the WTA Tour due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The top seeds took just 63 minutes to complete a comprehensive 6-2, 6-2 victory over unseeded German-Romanian duo Anna-Lena Friedsam and Raluca Olaru at the Foro Italico. It was the Taiwanese-Czech pairing’s first outing since they won the Qatar Open in February. “After five months, you don’t know what to expect,” Strycova told the WTA Web site.
‘FUN TIME’: Denver’s Nikola Jokic said that his team would not accept that anyone else is better than them and the opposition need to play much better than they do Just about everyone had LA versus LA written in for the NBA’s Western Conference finals, but the resilient Denver Nuggets have crashed the party. Behind Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic, the Nuggets advanced to the conference finals for the first time since 2009 to face LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers. Game 1 is scheduled to be played tomorrow. This was no ordinary road. The Nuggets fell behind 3-1 in their first-round series against the Utah Jazz before bouncing back with three straight victories. Then they went down 3-1 to the Los Angeles Clippers in the second round before winning in Game 7