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PHILADELPHIA — Tony Romo 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 on Sunday.

Kyle Wilber returned a blocked punt 26 yards for touchdown, Brandon Weeden threw a 42-yard touchdown pass to Terrance Williams and the Cowboys (2-0) overcame a franchise-record 18 penalties in their 10th consecutive road win.

It’s a costly victory for Dallas, however.

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Romo suffered a similar injury in Week 7 in 2010 and missed the rest of the season. The team said he’ll be evaluated on Monday. Weeden is 5-16 as a starter, including 0-1 for the Cowboys. He finished 7 of 7 for 73 yards.

Dallas already lost Bryant last week. The All-Pro receiver will miss at least six weeks after having foot surgery.

Murray, the reigning NFL rushing champion, 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. Philadelphia had 21 total yards in the first half and finished with 226.

The Eagles (0-2) were favourites to take the NFC East title away from Dallas, but look more like a team that will contend for the top pick in the draft than the playoffs.

Romo was knocked out of the game in the third quarter when Jordan Hicks sacked him. Fletcher Cox recovered Romo’s fumble and Bradford drove the offence to the Cowboys 3 before Sean Lee intercepted his pass in the end zone.

The Eagles trailed 13-3 when Malcolm Jenkins picked up Gavin Escobar’s fumble and returned it to the Cowboys 30. But Bradford fumbled a shotgun snap on the next play and Nick Hayden recovered for Dallas.

Bradford threw another interception in the fourth quarter when the ball bounced off Zach Ertz’s hands and J.J. Wilcox picked it.

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Both teams struggled on offence early and the Cowboys led 6-0 at halftime. The Eagles went three-and-out on five of their first seven possessions and the other two were four-and-outs.

Danny McCray blocked Donnie Jones’ punt and Wilber returned it for a score to give the Cowboys a 13-0 lead. Weeden connected with Williams over the middle in the fourth to make it 20-3.

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Rob Maaddi, The Associated Press







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