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  • Romo, Dallas edge Bengals in preseason win

  • ARLINGTON, Texas — Tony Romo threw two touchdown passes and the Dallas Cowboys' first-team offense finally got into the end zone, beating the Cincinnati Bengals 24-18 on Saturday night.
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  • ARLINGTON, Texas — Tony Romo threw two touchdown passes and the Dallas Cowboys' first-team offense finally got into the end zone, beating the Cincinnati Bengals 24-18 on Saturday night.
    After completing 13 of 18 passes for 137 yards, with TD passes to Dez Bryant and Miles Austin for a 14-7 halftime lead, Romo was done for the Cowboys (2-2).
    Cincinnati (2-1) got its first touchdown on Brandon Tate's 75-yard punt return. That came when Cowboys punter Chris Jones had to re-kick after hitting the large video boards hanging over the field.
    Jets 24, Giants 21, OT
    At East Rutherford, N.J., Billy Cundiff kicked a 32-yard field goal with 8:04 left in overtime to lift the Jets past the Giants.
    It's the only time the rivals will play this year unless they qualify for the cold-weather Super Bowl here in February. The way the Jets (2-1) and Giants (1-2) played, it's highly unlikely.
    The Jets quarterback picture got even murkier, too, despite winning the annual bragging rights game.
    Rookie Geno Smith struggled. Mark Sanchez seemingly hurt his right shoulder, and his status is suddenly in question two weeks before the season opener. The only guy who looked good was Matt Simms.
    Broncos 27, Rams 26
    At Denver, rookie linebacker Alec Ogletree ruined Ronnie Hillman's night with a strip-and-score takeaway and kept Peyton Manning from turning all those passes into points with a big interception. Yet St. Louis lost.
    Ogletree ripped the ball from Hillman's arms, scooped it up and trotted 13 yards for the score one week after Hillman's fumble at the goal line was returned 106 yards for a touchdown in Seattle.
    Redskins 30, Bills 7
    At Landover, Md., Washington's Rex Grossman threw for 171 yards, and Buffalo's Kevin Kolb left with concussion-like symptoms in the Redskins' victory.
    Grossman got the start for the Redskins (3-0) because Robert Griffin III hasn't been cleared for games following reconstructive knee surgery, and second-stringer Kirk Cousins has a sprained right foot.
    Colts 27, Browns 6
    At Indianapolis, Andrew Luck threw two scoring passes, and Indianapolis' defense did not allow a touchdown for the second straight week as the Colts beat Cleveland.
    The Colts (2-1) scored on the opening series of both halves before Luck and most of the starters exited early in the third quarter. Luck finished 16 of 25 for 164 yards with one interception.
    Chiefs 26, Steelers 20, OT
    At Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh's Ben Roethlisberger and Kansas City's Alex Smith fought to a first-half draw and the Chiefs beat the Steelers in overtime.
    Roethlisberger was 13 of 19 for 166 yards and a 13-yard touchdown pass to Jonathan Dwyer as the Steelers (0-3) shook off two lethargic performances with easily their best 30 minutes of the preseason.
    Chargers 24, Cardinals 7
    At Glendale, Ariz., Ryan Mathews rushed for 57 yards and a touchdown in a half of play and San Diego beat mistake-prone Arizona for its first preseason victory under new coach Mike McCoy.
    The Chargers (1-2) blocked a punt, blocked a field goal and returned a fumble for a touchdown.
    Eagles 31, Jaguars 24
    At Jacksonville, Fla., Bryce Brown and Chris Polk ran for fourth-quarter touchdowns, and Philadelphia rallied to beat Jacksonville.
    Nick Foles, who lost the starting job to Michael Vick earlier in the week, completed 10 of 11 passes for 112 yards in the second half for the Eagles (2-1). Vick completed 15 of 23 passes for 184 yards, with a touchdown and an interception. He found Riley Cooper for a 9-yard score in the second quarter. Vick's best work came under pressure, when he kept several plays alive and scrambled for 53 yards.
    Buccaneers 17, Dolphins 16
    At Miami Gardens, Fla., Miami's first-team offense scored its only TD just before halftime on its 17th play inside the Tampa Bay 20, but the Buccaneers scored with 1:03 left in the game to win.
    Miami's starters netted 180 yards playing the entire first half, their most extensive outing in four exhibition games.
    Titans 27, Falcons 16
    At Nashville, Tenn., Jake Locker threw for 133 yards and a touchdown, and Tennessee sacked Matt Ryan five times.
    Locker got both his first TD and the first turnover this preseason for the Titans (1-2). The third-year quarterback also posted his best game yet as he completed 11 of 13 passes and finished with a 134.9 passer rating before leaving after a series in the third quarter.
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