PASSING OFFENSE: A -- Tony Romo passed for a career-high 353 yards and the receivers answered any questions about their ability to replace T.O. with touchdowns of 80, 66 and 42 yards. The big plays were the difference but next week Dallas must show more patience with the shorter passes next week against the Giants.
RUSHING OFFENSE: B -- The Buccaneers sold out to stop the run and got burned through the air. Marion Barber still rushed for 79 yards on 14 carries, with the majority of that production coming in the fourth quarter. Felix Jones wasn't the factor he was when healthy a year ago, but he's got another 15 games to get back to that level.
PASS DEFENSE: C -- The Cowboys didn't register a sack and gave up 276 yards passing. It was Byron Leftwich's best day as a quarterback since 2006 ... and he really didn't look that great doing it. Simply put, there needs to be plenty of improvement here against New York Sunday night.
RUSH DEFENSE: F -- The Cowboys were gashed for 174 yards on the ground, including 101 in the first half. The Bucs averaged 5.6 yards per carry. Cadillac Williams ran for 97 yards and looked like the best running back in the NFC at times. This was not a winning effort.
SPECIAL TEAMS: A -- David Buehler had three touchbacks on kickoffs and looked like he may have the strongest leg in the NFL at times. Nick Folk had field goals or 51 and 22 yards. Safety Gerald Sensabaugh had a blocked field goal. The only negative was the muffed punt by Terence Newman.
COACHING: A -- The Cowboys won their third straight season opener under Wade Phillips. Offensive coordinator Jason Garrett was a magician in his schemes and play design.
Report card: 'Boys hammer Bucs
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