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Jay Skurski's quarterly report: Running game grinds out ugly win

It's safe to say the Pro Football Hall of Fame won't soon be calling for a copy of Sunday's game tape between the Buffalo Bills and Dallas Cowboys.

The Bills escaped with a 16-6 win that was every bit as ugly as the score would indicate, sealing the victory when third-string running back Mike Gillislee raced to the end zone for a 50-yard touchdown with just over 2 minutes remaining.

It was Gillislee's third rushing touchdown in as many weeks – the same number injured starting running back LeSean McCoy has on the season. The Bills finished the game with 236 yards rushing, with Gillislee finishing with 93 yards on nine carries and Karlos Williams gaining 76 on 17 carries.

Ugly numbers: How bad must Matt Cassel have been for the Cowboys since being traded to the Bills that they started Kellen Moore in his place Sunday? Moore did not look like an NFL quarterback in going 13 of 31 for 186 yards and an interception.

Mario Williams, coverage maestro: At this point, Bills coach Rex Ryan just might be trolling Mario Williams. The Bills' defensive end didn't just play coverage on one snap in the fourth quarter, he lined up on a wide receiver in the slot. The play never happened because of a delay of game on the Cowboys, but the design was clear.

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