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Cowboys’ bright spot: 171 rushing yards

Cowboys running back Robert Turbin leaps past Quinten Rollins.
Cowboys running back Robert Turbin leaps past Quinten Rollins. AP

The Cowboys did one thing well: They ran the ball.

Dallas had 20 carries for 171 yards -- the second-most in a game this season -- with Darren McFadden getting his fourth 100-yard game of the season and Robert Turbin scoring his first career rushing touchdown.

“We were pretty confident going into this game with our run plans,” said Turbin, who signed off the street Nov. 18. “We wanted to run the ball a lot. That was kind of the goal this week. We felt like we could run the ball on these guys, and we did. We were able to have success and really the offensive line and tight ends really just made it easier on us. There wasn’t much that we had to do as backs but just kind of read and run it. There was a lot of space up there up front. I commend them.”

McFadden, who didn’t talk after the game, had nine carries for 111 yards. Turbin had the third-most rushing yards of his career, with 51 on seven carries, including a 22-yard touchdown run.

He had two receiving touchdowns in his career before Sunday.

“A really big hole,” Turbin said of his touchdown run. “They really did a great job. If I don’t score a touchdown on that play, then I probaby shouldn’t be playing running back.”

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