Romo's 2 TD passes lift Cowboys by Seahawks 23-13

November 6, 2011 - 4:05 PM
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Seattle Seahawks' Leon Washington (33) is taken down by Dallas Cowboys' Anthony Spencer during the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tony Romo shook off a horribly inefficient first half to throw for a pair of touchdowns, leading the Dallas Cowboys to a 23-13 victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.

Romo had no trouble moving the ball from the start, but the Cowboys (4-4) settled for field goals on consecutive drives that stalled at the 2-yard line and inside the 1. On the next series, Dez Bryant was inside the 1 when a hit he never saw coming caused him to fumble the ball away.

Tied at 6 coming out for the second half, Dallas pulled away behind Romo's touchdown passes of 33 yards to Jason Witten and 6 yards to Laurent Robinson.

The Cowboys' defense bounced back from a lousy effort in Philadelphia last Sunday by holding Seattle (2-6) without a touchdown until midway through the fourth quarter.