Bills get thumped in Dallas, Wood suffers knee injury

November 13, 2011 Updated Nov 13, 2011 at 6:18 PM EDT

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Bills get thumped in Dallas, Wood suffers knee injury

November 13, 2011 Updated Nov 13, 2011 at 6:18 PM EDT

Dallas ( The Buffalo Bills started an important three game stretch on the road with a disheartening 44-7 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. The Bills were outplayed in every aspect of the game in the the teams second straight loss.

Bills Head Coach Chan Gailey didn't sugarcoat the effort following the loss. "We are more of a pretender then a contender right now", said Gailey.

Several injuries added to the Bills terrible day in Dallas. Center Eric Wood suffered an injury to his right knee in the third quarter, he left the game and did not return. Gailey did not know the full extent of the injury, but said it's likely that Wood would miss at least the next game against the Miami Dolphins.

Bills Safety George Wilson left the game with a stinger, and did not return. Wide Receiver Stevie Johnson left with a shoulder injury in the fourth quarter. Bills Rookie Chris White had to be carted off the field with a knee injury in the first half.

Little went right for the Bills, who found themselves down 21-0 early, and the problems started on defense. The unit watched as QB Tony Romo led the Dallas offense to touchdowns on the Cowboys first four possessions of the first half. Romo completed his first 11 passes of the game, three went for scores. He finished 23-of-26 for 270 yards and 3 TDs. Rookie RB DeMarco Murray rushed for 135 yards and a score for Dallas. The Cowboys had 433 yards on the day, and went 8-for-12 on third down.

The Bills were held to a season low 7 points in the loss. Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick had another tough day. Fitzpatrick finished 20-of-31 for 146 yards and 3 interceptions. His only touchdown on the day went to David Nelson who hauled in a 3 yard catch for the score. Nelson celebrated his 4th touchdown of the year by running the ball down the sideline and handing it to his girlfriend, who is a Cowboys cheerleader.

Bills Running Back Fred Jackson averaged 8.8 yards per carry, but only rushed the ball 13 times. He finished with 114 yards in the loss.

Next up for the now 5-4 Bills a trip to Miami to take on the Dolphins who have now won two straight.