Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley
The Cowboys made the 49ers pay for not cashing in on two golden opportunities in the first quarter. San Francisco reached the Cowboys' 4-yard line twice, but had two settle for a field goal on both possessions.
After stalling throughout the first quarter, Tony Romo connected with T.O. for a 75-yard touchdown to give the Cowboys a 7-6 lead. It was the longest pass play of Romo's NFL career. Romo felt some pressure on the play and was able to step up in the pocket. Running back Marion Barber delivered a crushing block to buy him some extra time, and T.O. actually gained some separation from cornerback Nate Clements.