"I think the decision to start Bobbie was that Bobbie is getting healthy right now, and that ankle is starting to really come around," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. "Ramon had been playing well. That's the thing I want to make sure everyone understands.
"It's not that we're down about Ramon. It's nothing that Ramon did. He stepped in there and played well for a guy who hadn't played much football at all. But we felt like the experience was something that would benefit us."
Ngata plays through pain
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Ngata recorded six tackles and the Ravens' only sack.
"The shoulder was stressing me out and I hurt my knee a little bit," Ngata said. "I had to fight through that throughout the game. I felt like I would finish all along. We had a good rotation going."
"I'll be fine," Smith said.
Nose guard Ma'ake Kemoeatu had a minor undisclosed injury.
Inside linebacker Dannell Ellerbe sprained his right ankle, but returned.
Rookie kick returner Deonte Thompson was deactivated for the first time this season one week after losing a fumble during a 9-6 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Cowboys played without starting outside linebacker Anthony Spencer (strained pectoral).
Milestone for Birk
Six-time Pro Bowl center Matt Birk played in his 200th career game, starting his 102nd consecutive game for the longest active streak in the NFL among centers.
"The most important thing is we won the game," Birk said. "I'm glad it's over. Next week, let's not talk about 201. I'm thankful to be in the league. I get to live the dream."
Brown took issue with a defensive pass interference penalty on him late in the fourth quarter. "I don't think I interfered," Brown said. "I think it was a good play. I'm going for the ball." ... Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray left with a foot injury after rushing for 93 yards. Dallas cornerback Morris Claiborne left the game with a left knee injury. ... The Ravens recognized the Orioles in a video tribute during the game with manager Buck Showalter and players Adam Jones, Taylor Teagarden, Lew Ford and Brian Matusz attending the game.