MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Tony Romo scrambled in the back of the end zone before improvising to throw his first pass in two months -- left-handed for a short gain.
He did even better right-handed.
Romo pulled off his latest comeback victory Sunday, returning from a collarbone injury to throw for two scores, and the Dallas Cowboys won for the first time since he was hurt in Week 2, beating the Miami Dolphins 24-14.
The Cowboys (3-7) snapped a seven-game losing streak, their longest in a single season since 1989. The Dolphins (4-6) increased the likelihood they'll miss the playoffs for the seventh year in a row.
Miami had the ball for only 21 minutes and went 1 for 10 on third-down conversions.
Romo looked rusty at times. The Cowboys' first scoring threat ended when he was blitzed and his pass was intercepted by Brent Grimes.
A frustrated Romo yelled at intended receiver Bryant as they headed for the bench.
But Romo also showed his characteristic creativity. The left-handed desperation lob allowed him to avoid a safety on the Cowboys' opening possession, and he later spun 360 degrees out of trouble for a key completion.
As expected, Romo sparked a team tied for next to last in the NFL in points. Since Week 2 of 2014, the Cowboys are 16-3 when he starts and 0-8 when he doesn't.
The game matched a pair of last-place teams and looked it at times. Dallas committed 10 penalties and Miami nine.
A dance celebration by Bryant and Williams following a score prompted an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty that helped Miami score a touchdown in the final seconds of the first half.
But Bryant beat a linebacker and a safety for the touchdown that put the Cowboys ahead to stay, 21-14, on the first play of the fourth quarter.
The Cowboys mounted an 8 1/2-minute drive for their first offensive score. A third-down holding penalty on cornerback Jamar Taylor allowed the Cowboys to keep the ball, and he was beaten deep by Williams on another third down for the TD.