CANTON, Ohio (AP) â€” Dallas forced four turnovers, got three field goals from David Buehler and an interception return for a touchdown by Brandon Sharpe in a 16-7 victory over Cincinnati to open the NFL preseason on Sunday in the Hall of Fame game.
One night after Emmitt Smith joined Troy Aikman and Michael Irvin in the hall, the Cowboys used defense to beat the Bengals. Tony Romo was 5-for-10 for 59 yards on his only series, which Buehler capped with a 20-yard field goal.
Buehler also connected from 34 and 23 yards, and Sharpe took an interception 6 yards for their only TD.
Former Cowboys receiver Terrell Owens had two receptions for 18 yards in a short stint for the Bengals, who got five sacks, but also committed 12 penalties for 90 yards.