CANTON OH - AUGUST 8: Terrell Owens #81 and Chad Ochocinco #85 of the Cincinnati Bengals look on against the Dallas Cowboys during the 2010 Pro Football Hall of Fame Game at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Field at Fawcett Stadium on August 8 2010 in Canton Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Televised Football Returns As Cowboys Beat Bengals 16-7 In Hall Of Fame Game

Tony Romo connected on half of his passes during his lone offensive series and the Dallas Cowboys kicked off the preseason with a 16-7 win over Cincinnati in the annual Hall of Fame Game.

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Blogging The Boys: Dallas Brings The D In 16-7 Exhibition Win Over Bengals

The Cowboy defense picked up where it left off in 2009, pushing around the Bengals en route to a physical 16-7 in the Hall of Fame Game. To Blogging The Boys, this game confirms some things they’ve known about the Cowboys so far this off-season. Some of which is good and some not-so-good.

The game confirmed much of what we and others have reported during the first two weeks of camp. The Cowboys possess a deep, talented defense and have strong skill position offensive players, but face a shortage of offensive line depth.

The Cowboys first offense got just one series and marched from its own 28 to the Cincinnati five in thirteen plays. The unit mixed plays from the base 21 set and the 11 package and saw Miles Austin get an early first down with a deep out on Bengals standout Leon Hall.

While the second team skill position guys made plays, the second team line showed by depth remains a big concern. The right side looked shaky and became even moreso when Robert Brewster moved to left tackle to spell Alex Barron, who left with an ankle sprain. Pat McQuistan and Sam Young struggled to protect Stephen McGee, who took over from Kitna after the number two completed two series.

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Cincy Jungle: After One Week, Bengals Have Long Way To Go

One week. That’s the amount of time the Cincinnati Bengals had on the practice field together before Sunday night’s 16-7 loss to the Cowboys. Knowing this, Cincy Jungle wonders just how much Bengal fans can read into the issues they saw during the exhibition opener.

If you were to write one sentence on what you thought about tonight, what would it be? Would you make the point that the Bengals had practiced only a week during training camp before kicking off the preseason? Would you make a point that the first preseason game is perhaps the second most meaningless (behind the final game) to judge a team with? Would you make the point that the Bengals largely didn’t plan, nor prepare, for the Cowboys strictly using an evaluation process for the individual players?

Or would you find faults with the club? Faults that the Bengals coaching staff will unquestionably address with more than a month to address them.

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2010 Hall Of Fame Game: Cowboys Lasso Bengals 16-7 In Annual Hall Of Fame Game

Canton, OH (Sports Network) – Tony Romo connected on half of his passes during his lone offensive series and the Dallas Cowboys kicked off the preseason with a 16-7 win over Cincinnati in the annual Hall of Fame Game.

Both starting quarterbacks saw limited time. Romo led his team on a 14-play, 63-yard drive, which ended on a 20-yard field goal from David Buehler. Romo completed 5-of-10 passes for 59 yards for the defending NFC East champions.

Cincinnati’s Carson Palmer played the first two offensive series and ended 2-of-5 for 18 yards for last year’s AFC North winners. Palmer’s younger brother, Jordan, connected on 10-of-20 passes for 102 yards, including a one- yard TD pass to tight end Darius Hill with 51 seconds left in the game.

Rookie linebacker Brandon Sharpe picked off Jordan Palmer and scored on the six-yard return early in the fourth quarter for Dallas’ lone touchdown.

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2010 Hall Of Fame Game: Don't Call It A Comeback (For Real), But The Bengals Score

Better late than never, the Bengals get on the board in Sunday’s Hall of Fame Game. Jordan Palmer hit Darius Hill for a one-yard TD score to make the game 16-7 with :51 remaining in the 4th.

Not that it all matters in the end, but A for effort to the Bengal back-ups.

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2010 Hall Of Fame Game: Brandon Sharpe's Pick Six Puts Cowboys Up 16-0 On Bengals

A touchdown, finally!

Former Texas Tech LB Brandon Sharpe intercepted a pass by Bengals QB Jordan Palmer and returned it six yards for the score. Making sure he was involved in all scoring this evening, David Buehler kicked the extra point.

Congrats to Sharpe who might have just earned himself an official roster spot with that TD.

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2010 Hall Of Fame Game: Buehler? Cowboy Kicker Makes It 9-0 Against Bengals

Owens? Romo? Ochocinco? Palmer?

Sorry, if you’re looking for those kind of names to light up the stat sheet you’re going to have to wait a few weeks. For now, the name of the game is David Buehler. His third field goal of the evening, a 20-yarder at the 9:25 mark of the third quarter, makes it 9-0 Cowboys in the 2010 Hall of Fame game.

And because you know you’re wondering, Terrell Owens has two catches for 18 yards.

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