Another Tough Loss

What once started as a promising season, has quickly turned sour as the Baltimore Ravens rallied from a 3-0 halftime deficit, for a 30-10 victory over the Dallas Cowboys.<BR>

Safety Chad Williams became the latest member of the Baltimore Ravens to return an interception for a touchdown.

Williams picked off Vinny Testaverde and ran 44 yards for a score as the Ravens overcame a fruitless first half to rout the Dallas Cowboys, 30-10.

It was the NFL-high fourth interception return for a score by the Ravens (7-3), who posted their season-high third straight victory and fifth win in six games. They are off to their best 10-game start in franchise history.

Baltimore trailed, 3-0, before Kyle Boller tossed a 17-yard touchdown to tight end Darnell Dinkins with 6:53 left in the third quarter. It was Dinkins' first career TD catch.

On the next play from scrimmage, Pro Bowl safety Ed Reed intercepted Testaverde at the Baltimore 35, and Boller connected on a 31-yard TD to Kevin Johnson just over two minutes later to open a 14-3 cushion.

"Actually, it wasn't a play that was brought in," Johnson said of his catch on a slant route. "Kyle just said to run it. We ran it, we executed and it was a good play for us."

Boller completed 23-of-34 passes for 232 yards without an interception.

"We just executed," Boller said. "I saw the field well, the receivers ran great routes, my offensive line did a fabulous job of blocking today. They stepped up, big time."

It was Reed's third straight game with an interception and sixth overall this season. He has returned two picks for touchdowns and Deion Sanders - who sat out this one - had the team's other return for a score.

"We all know where we're trying to go," said Reed, whose team faces New England next week. "The coaches said 7-3 is the best record the Ravens have had at this point, so we're excited. We're definitely excited. We're not taking anything for granted and we're enjoying it right now."

Williams' interception made it 24-3 with 10:42 remaining, and Cowboys coach Bill Parcells decided to turn to rookie quarterback Drew Henson for the first time this season.

"It was just man-to-man coverage," Williams said. "I saw Vinny Testaverde scrambling and tried to cover my man (Keyshawn Johnson) as well as possible. ... I was fortunate enough to be in the right place at the right time, and I could go to the house."

Parcells said he put Henson in because Testaverde had hurt his shoulder.

"I have no idea (how serious the injury is)," Parcells said. "I don't think it's terrible. It didn't seem like it was. We will see."

On Henson's first play, defensive end Marques Douglas burst through the line untouched and forced a fumble that teammate Terrell Suggs recovered at the 1, and Chester Taylor scored on a dive to make it 30-3 with 9:46 left.

"That usually always happens to a guy when he comes in, something bad happens the first time he touches the football," Keyshawn Johnson said. "They fumble the snap, they get hit, they get blitzed. For him, after that play, he kept his poise and I guess he did well."

Henson came back to throw his first career touchdown, a one-yard toss to tight end Jeff Robinson that capped the scoring.

"It's tough, you don't want (you chance) to be because of an injury," Henson said. "But I had to go out there, forget about the score. I had my chance to try and make a drive and try to help us finish with something to work with. Just go out there and play, that's what I'm trying to do."

Henson completed 6-of-6 passes for 47 yards for the Cowboys (3-7), who have lost six of their last seven games. Testaverde was 9-of-22 for 109 yards.

Ravens running back Jamal Lewis, the NFL's leading rusher last season, left with a sprained left ankle in the first quarter.

"He wanted to go (back in) but he also knew we were down to one back," Ravens coach Brian Billick said. "If he had to go, we would have gone, but it wasn't prudent once we were able to take control of the game."

Ravens receiver Travis Taylor became their all-time leading receiver. His six catches increased his total to 196, surpassing Qadry Ismail.

"It's all right," Taylor said. "(But) stats don't mean anything. We're just trying to win games right now. That's the biggest thing."

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