NFL Preseason Preview - Cincinnati (2-0) at Dallas (1-2) (ET)
(Sports Network) - The Cincinnati Bengals take their perfect preseason record to the Lone Star State on Saturday to face off with the Dallas Cowboys.
Andy Dalton passed for 115 yards and a touchdown on 9-of-14 passing last week as the Bengals earned a 27-19 win over the Tennessee Titans.
Giovani Bernard and Daniel Herron each had a touchdown run while Mohamed Sanu caught a touchdown pass for Cincinnati, which has won both of their preseason games thus far.
The Cowboys, meanwhile, are coming off a 12-7 setback to the Arizona Cardinals in the desert.
Dallas accumulated 342 total yards in the contest, but committed six turnovers.
Tony Romo went 7-for-10 for 142 yards while Alex Tanney was 14-for-19 for 136 yards, one touchdown and one interception.
However, two of Kyle Orton's eight pass attempts were interceptions. Dallas also had to deal with fumbles by receivers Dez Bryant and Dwayne Harris and running back Lance Dunbar.
Off the field things were much rosier for the Cowboys as the team signed middle linebacker Sean Lee to a six-year contract extension on Wednesday.
The Cowboys' official web site reported the deal, which will run through the 2019 season, is worth approximately $42 million with more than $16 million guaranteed, and includes playing-time incentives that could earn Lee as much as $51 million.
Heading into his fourth pro season, Lee has racked up 195 tackles and seven interceptions over 35 games with Dallas, who selected the Pittsburgh native and Penn State product in the second round of the 2010 draft. He has held down a starting role since the 2011 campaign.
Lee was limited to six games in 2012 thanks to a right big toe injury which required season-ending surgery, however. He suffered what was termed a torn plantar plate in a game against the Carolina Panthers in late October.
Dallas and Cincinnati have squared off 11 times in the regular season, but only once in the preseason. The previous meeting occurred during the 2010 NFL Hall of Fame Game where the Cowboys were victorious in Canton, 16-7.
Arlington, TX (Sports Network) - Tony Romo threw a pair of first half touchdowns and 137 yards on 13-of-18 efficiency, as the Dallas Cowboys defeated the Cincinnati Bengals, 24-18, on Saturday.
Dez Bryant and Miles Austin each hauled in a touchdown pass from Romo, with Bryant finishing with six catches for 54 yards. Austin had 59 yards on four receptions for the Cowboys, who will wrap up their preseason Thursday against the Houston Texans.
The Cowboys had an excellent three-headed rushing attack as well. Julius Randle ran for 66 yards on 16 carries, DeMarco Murray caught a touchdown and had 51 yards on 12 rushes and Phillip Tanner had 39 yards on 14 totes.
Andy Dalton ended 12-of-16 for 113 yards, but threw an interception with the Cincinnati offense failing to score in the first half while accumulating only 101 total yards of offense.
The Bengals' initial drive stalled abruptly when wide receiver Marvin Jones fumbled on the Dallas 5, however, their special teams were able to capitalize later on.
Dallas was forced to re-punt after Chris Jones' kick touched the scoreboard and Brandon Tate capitalized on the extra opportunity, with the return man taking Jones' next punt 75 yards the other way to give Cincinnati a 7-0 lead.
Romo and Bryant got into rhythm and hooked up five times on the Cowboys' next touch, with Bryant's 5-yard touchdown catch putting Dallas on the board early in the second quarter. The Cowboys then jumped in front with 40 seconds to go in the half when Romo found Austin for a 12-yard score.
Cincinnati got a 28-yard field goal from Quinn Sharp after halftime to make it 14-10, but the Cowboys came right back. Murray ran eight times for 45 yards before hauling in a 7-yard touchdown pass from Kyle Orton.
In the fourth, Josh Johnson connected with Cobi Hamilton for a four-yard score and then completed a pass to Ryan Whalen on the two-point conversion to cut Cincinnati's deficit to 21-18.
Dan Bailey, though, kicked a 26-yard field goal on Dallas' ensuing possession and Xavier Brewer picked off Johnson to secure the win.