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November 23, 2006 8:47pm CST
Tony Romo tied a Dallas Cowboys record with five touchdown passes Thursday in a 38-10 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It was the ninth time it's happened in team history and the first time on Thanksgiving. More impressive: Troy Aikman never did it in regulation and Roger Staubach never did it at all. As wild as it seems to mention Romo with those Hall of Famers -- especially because this was only his fifth start -- he's certainly proving worthy. After spending the first 3 1/2 years of his career on the bench, Romo won NFC offensive player of the week honors and outplayed Peyton Manning in his previous two starts. Dallas has won three straight for the first time this season and is 4-1 since Romo took over for Drew Bledsoe. Now 7-4, the Cowboys go into the weekend with a half-game lead over the New York Giants in the NFC East and are second only to Chicago in the conference. Terry Glenn caught the first two TD passes, of 30 and 2 yards. Marion Barber III caught the next two, giving him an NFC-best 11 touchdowns. The record-tying fifth touchdown went to Terrell Owens. Tampa Bay (3-8) drove 80 yards for a touchdown on the first drive of the game, but got only a 46-yard field goal the rest of the way. Rookie Bruce Gradkowski threw two interceptions, both of which resulted in Dallas touchdowns. Romo was 22-of-29 for 306 yards. He completed 13 straight passes in one stretch and was 8-of-9 in the second half; he's 28-of-30 after halftime over his last three games. Dolphins 27, Lions 10 DETROIT (AP) -- Joey Harrington threw three touchdown passes in his return to Detroit, helping Miami erase a 10-point deficit and roll to a victory. The quarterback was drafted third overall in 2002 by the Lions, who traded him in May for a conditional draft pick that could be a fifth-rounder. Harrington entered the game 1-3 on Thanksgiving with no TDs, five interceptions and an average of 153 yards passing. In the first half alone against his former team, he threw for two scores, an interception and 154 yards. Harrington finished 19-of-29 for a Thanksgiving-high 213 yards, three TDs and an interception. Miami (5-6) has won four straight -- doubling Harrington's longest winning streak in any of his four seasons in Detroit. The Lions (2-9) dropped their third straight. Harrington's second TD pass put Miami ahead with 1:55 left in the first half and his third made it 24-10 late in the third. Marty Booker had seven receptions for 115 yards and two TDs. Ronnie Brown ran for 68 yards before leaving with a hand injury early in the third quarter. Detroit's Roy Williams had five catches -- all for first downs -- for 110 yards in the first quarter, then didn't have another reception until early in the fourth. He finished with 126 yards receiving. Without injured running back Kevin Jones (ankle), the Lions gained just 21 yards rushing.
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