CLEVELAND (AP) - Tony Romo's bloodied chin needed stitches and
an X-ray, and Marion Barber's ribs were badly bruised. The Dallas
Cowboys absorbed more than a few hard knocks on Sunday.
Not as many as they landed, though.
Picking apart Cleveland's secondary with ease, Romo passed for
320 yards, Terrell Owens caught a 35-yard touchdown pass and Barber
scored on a pair of 1-yard runs as the Cowboys opened a season they
expect to end in the Super Bowl by overwhelming the out-of-sync
With all day to throw, Romo completed 24 of 32 passes as Dallas'
offense racked up nearly 500 yards, controlled the clock and strung
together four long touchdown drives. The defense held one of the
AFC's most potent offenses to 205 yards, and except for some silly
penalties, the star-studded Cowboys, whose training camp wasprofiled on HBO's "Hard Knocks," had a knockout