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Cowboys...27 Packers...16

September 22, 2008|From the Associated Press

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- On an uncharacteristically quiet night for Terrell Owens, the Dallas Cowboys leaned on their defense and running game -- then unleashed little-known wide receiver Miles Austin to put away a 27-16 victory over the Green Bay Packers.

Marion Barber ran for a career-high 142 yards and a touchdown, and rookie Felix Jones added a 60-yard touchdown run. Austin, a backup who plays mostly on special teams, sealed the win with a 52-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter.

Tony Romo was 17 of 30 for 260 yards and Owens was held to two catches for 17 yards as Dallas (3-0) joined the reigning Super Bowl champion New York Giants as the NFC's only undefeated teams.

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers completed 22 of 39 passes for 290 yards but wasn't able to put together consistent scoring drives.

Quoteworthy: "The Dallas Cowboys are further ahead than we are right now, and that's the facts." -- Mike McCarthy, Packers coach

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