Tony Romo wasn’t at his best, and neither was the Dallas defense.
They were still more than the Seattle Seahawks could handle.
Romo shook off a horribly inefficient first half to throw for a pair of touchdowns, leading the Dallas Cowboys to a 23-13 victory Sunday.
Romo had no trouble moving the ball from the start, but the Cowboys (4-4) had to settle 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.
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. Dallas did so despite missing Sean Lee , its leader in tackles and interceptions, and cornerback Mike Jenkins .
The Seahawks trailed 13-6 and were driving late in the third quarter when Tarvaris Jackson threw interceptions on consecutive passes. The Cowboys turned the first into Robinson’s touchdown, then got a field goal off the next turnover to make it 23-6.