Lance Dunbar went 80 yards to the end zone, and Joseph Randle 65, but only Randle’s touchdown counted. Dunbar’s second-quarter run was called back by a holding penalty on tight end Jason Witten.
“I’ve got to take responsibility for that,” Witten said. “That was a great run by Lance. We’re really trying to get the sweep to the outside out to the left. We ran that play a lot. He felt the cutback, and I had a tough angle there on that Mike [middle linebacker]. I was trying to get in there to get him. He didn’t really go for it, tried to throw my hands in there. I thought it was a little bit picky, but ultimately you’ve got to get him inside and make Lance show what kind of runner he is. I told him I owed him a steak or something.”
Randle’s score with 1:40 remaining was icing on the Cowboys’ 44-17 victory.