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Dallas Cowboys 7 at Buffalo Bills 10

Sunday, September 22, 1996
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Dallas Cowboys (10-6-0)00077
Buffalo Bills (10-6-0)703010

Game Info
Stadium Rich Stadium
Start Time (ET) 4:00pm
Roof outdoors
Surface astroturf
Weather 60 degrees relative humidity 82%, wind 12 mph
Vegas Line Dallas Cowboys -2.5
Over/Under 42.0 (under)

Expected Points Summary

Expected points are an estimate of points per play based on down, distance, and yard line. Points given for offense and defense are offensive/defensive plays + penalties on which there was no play (eg, a false start). Special teams are all kicking + punting plays. Points are zeroed out at the end of halves.

Scoring

Team Stats

Passing, Rushing, & Receiving

Defense & Returns

Kicking & Punting

Full Play-By-Play

Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail DAL BUF EPB EPA Win%
1st Quarter
1 15:00 BUF 30 Steve Christie kicks off 70 yards, returned by Kevin Williams for 27 yards 0 0 0 0 42.6
1 1 10 DAL 24 Penalty on Bruce Smith: Encroachment, 5 yards (no play) 0 0 0 0 42.6
1 1 5 DAL 29 Emmitt Smith left for 2 yards (tackle by Chris Spielman) 0 0 0 0 42.6
1 2 3 DAL 31 Troy Aikman pass complete right to Eric Bjornson for 5 yards (tackle by Mark Maddox) 0 0 0 0 42.6
1 1 10 DAL 36 Emmitt Smith left for 6 yards (tackle by Chris Spielman) 0 0 0 0 42.6
1 2 4 DAL 42 Penalty on Eric Bjornson: Illegal Formation, 5 yards (no play) 0 0 0 0 42.6
1 2 9 DAL 37 Troy Aikman pass incomplete right intended for Deion Sanders (defended by Henry Jones) 0 0 0 0 42.6
1 3 9 DAL 37 Troy Aikman pass incomplete left intended for Deion Sanders 0 0 0 0 42.6
1 4 9 DAL 37 John Jett punts 49 yards, returned by Russell Copeland for 8 yards (tackle by Jim Schwantz) 0 0 0 0 42.6
1 12:25 1 10 BUF 22 Todd Collins pass incomplete right intended for Thurman Thomas 0 0 0 0 42.8
1 2 10 BUF 22 Thurman Thomas right for 9 yards (tackle by Brock Marion and Leon Lett) 0 0 0 0 42.8
1 3 1 BUF 31 Thurman Thomas middle for 4 yards (tackle by Tony Tolbert) 0 0 0 0 42.8
1 1 10 BUF 35 Thurman Thomas middle for 2 yards (tackle by Darren Woodson) 0 0 0 0 42.8
1 2 8 BUF 37 Thurman Thomas right for 3 yards (tackle by Darren Woodson and Fred Strickland) 0 0 0 0 42.8
1 3 5 BUF 40 Todd Collins right for 7 yards (tackle by Chad Hennings and Fred Strickland) 0 0 0 0 42.8
1 1 10 BUF 47 Darick Holmes right for no gain (tackle by Fred Strickland and Tony Tolbert) 0 0 0 0 42.8
1 2 10 BUF 47 Todd Collins pass complete right to Lonnie Johnson for 7 yards (tackle by Darren Woodson) 0 0 0 0 42.8
1 3 3 DAL 46 Todd Collins pass complete right to Lonnie Johnson for 6 yards (tackle by Brock Marion and Leon Lett) 0 0 0 0 42.8
1 1 10 DAL 40 Penalty on Fred Strickland: Offside, 5 yards (no play) 0 0 0 0 42.8
1 1 5 DAL 35 Todd Collins pass complete right to Tim Tindale for -1 yards (tackle by Tony Tolbert) 0 0 0 0 42.8
1 2 6 DAL 36 Thurman Thomas left for 1 yard (tackle by Brock Marion) 0 0 0 0 42.8
1 3 5 DAL 35 Todd Collins middle for 7 yards 0 0 0 0 42.8
1 1 10 DAL 28 Quinn Early right for 7 yards (tackle by Brock Marion) 0 0 0 0 42.8
1 2 3 DAL 21 Thurman Thomas middle for 6 yards (tackle by Broderick Thomas and Darren Woodson) 0 0 0 0 42.8
1 1 10 DAL 15 Todd Collins pass complete left to Tony Cline for 12 yards (tackle by Brock Marion) 0 0 0 0 42.8
1 1 3 DAL 3 Thurman Thomas right for 1 yard (tackle by Tony Tolbert) 0 0 0 0 42.8
1 2 2 DAL 2 Thurman Thomas left for 2 yards, touchdown 0 6 0 0 60.8
1 Steve Christie kicks extra point good 0 7 0 0 63.7
1 1:45 BUF 30 Steve Christie kicks off 70 yards, touchback 0 7 0 0 66.5
1 1 10 DAL 20 Emmitt Smith middle for 2 yards (tackle by Bruce Smith) 0 7 0 0 66.5
1 2 8 DAL 22 Troy Aikman pass incomplete right intended for Herschel Walker (defended by Henry Jones) 0 7 0 0 66.5
1 3 8 DAL 22 Troy Aikman pass incomplete middle intended for Kevin Williams (defended by Ken Irvin) 0 7 0 0 66.5
1 4 8 DAL 22 John Jett punts 41 yards, returned by Russell Copeland for 19 yards (tackle by Daryl Johnston) 0 7 0 0 66.5
1 0:41 1 10 DAL 44 Todd Collins pass complete right to Tony Cline for -1 yards (tackle by Darrin Smith) 0 7 0 0 66.8
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail DAL BUF EPB EPA Win%
2nd Quarter
2 0:41 2 11 DAL 45 Todd Collins left for 6 yards (tackle by Brock Marion) 0 7 0 0 72.4
2 3 5 DAL 39 Timeout #1 by Dallas Cowboys 0 7 0 0
2 3 5 DAL 39 (no play) 0 7 0 0 72.4
2 3 1 DAL 35 Darick Holmes middle for -2 yards (tackle by Deion Sanders) 0 7 0 0 72.4
2 4 3 DAL 37 Chris Mohr punts 37 yards, touchback 0 7 0 0 72.4
2 13:25 1 10 DAL 20 Troy Aikman left for 5 yards (tackle by Ted Washington) 0 7 0 0 67.5
2 2 5 DAL 25 Emmitt Smith left for 1 yard (tackle by Bruce Smith and Mark Maddox) 0 7 0 0 67.5
2 3 4 DAL 26 Troy Aikman pass incomplete left intended for Kelvin Martin 0 7 0 0 67.5
2 4 4 DAL 26 John Jett punts 54 yards, returned by Russell Copeland for 9 yards (tackle by Darren Woodson) 0 7 0 0 67.5
2 12:06 1 10 BUF 29 Thurman Thomas right for 17 yards (tackle by Brock Marion) 0 7 0 0 67.9
2 1 10 BUF 46 Thurman Thomas middle for 4 yards (tackle by Darrin Smith and Fred Strickland) 0 7 0 0 67.9
2 2 6 BUF 50 Thurman Thomas right for 5 yards (tackle by Fred Strickland) 0 7 0 0 67.9
2 3 1 DAL 45 Darick Holmes left for 2 yards (tackle by Brock Marion and Jim Schwantz) 0 7 0 0 67.9
2 1 10 DAL 43 Todd Collins left for 1 yard (tackle by Darrin Smith) 0 7 0 0 67.9
2 2 9 DAL 42 Darick Holmes left for 37 yards (tackle by Deion Sanders) 0 7 0 0 67.9
2 1 5 DAL 5 Timeout #1 by Buffalo Bills 0 7 0 0
2 1 5 DAL 5 Tim Tindale right for 4 yards (tackle by Leon Lett). Tim Tindale fumbles 0 7 0 0 67.9
2 7:46 1 10 DAL 20 Emmitt Smith middle for 1 yard (tackle by Bruce Smith and Mark Maddox) 0 7 0 0 69.4
2 2 9 DAL 21 Penalty on Jeff Burris: Pass Interference, 21 yards (no play) 0 7 0 0 69.4
2 1 10 DAL 42 Troy Aikman pass incomplete left intended for Kevin Williams (defended by Thomas Smith) 0 7 0 0 69.4
2 2 10 DAL 42 Penalty on Bruce Smith: Offside, 5 yards (no play) 0 7 0 0 69.4
2 2 5 DAL 47 Emmitt Smith middle for 1 yard (tackle by Sam Rogers) 0 7 0 0 69.4
2 3 4 DAL 48 Herschel Walker left for 3 yards (tackle by Kurt Schulz) 0 7 0 0 69.4
2 4 1 BUF 49 John Jett punts 49 yards, touchback 0 7 0 0 69.4
2 5:11 1 10 BUF 20 Tim Tindale middle for 8 yards (tackle by Brock Marion) 0 7 0 0 70.4
2 2 2 BUF 28 Thurman Thomas left for no gain (tackle by Tony Tolbert) 0 7 0 0 70.4
2 3 2 BUF 28 Todd Collins pass complete right to Lonnie Johnson for 33 yards 0 7 0 0 70.4
2 1 10 DAL 39 Thurman Thomas right for -4 yards (tackle by Chad Hennings) 0 7 0 0 70.4
2 2 14 DAL 43 Todd Collins pass incomplete left intended for Andre Reed 0 7 0 0 70.4
2 2 14 DAL 43 Todd Collins pass incomplete middle intended for Tim Tindale 0 7 0 0 70.4
2 3 14 DAL 43 Todd Collins pass complete middle to Andre Reed for 12 yards (tackle by Darrin Smith) 0 7 0 0 70.4
2 4 2 DAL 31 Todd Collins pass incomplete middle intended for Tony Cline 0 7 0 0 70.4
2 1:57 1 10 DAL 32 Troy Aikman pass complete right to Kelvin Martin for 8 yards (tackle by Mark Maddox) 0 7 0 0 71.8
2 2 2 DAL 40 Emmitt Smith middle for 3 yards (tackle by Chris Spielman) 0 7 0 0 71.8
2 1 10 DAL 43 Troy Aikman pass complete right to Eric Bjornson for 4 yards (tackle by Bryce Paup) 0 7 0 0 71.8
2 2 6 DAL 47 Troy Aikman pass incomplete right intended for Eric Bjornson 0 7 0 0 71.8
2 3 6 DAL 47 Troy Aikman pass complete left to Deion Sanders for 20 yards 0 7 0 0 71.8
2 1 10 BUF 33 Timeout #2 by Dallas Cowboys 0 7 0 0
2 1 10 BUF 33 Troy Aikman pass incomplete left intended for Emmitt Smith 0 7 0 0 71.8
2 2 10 BUF 33 Troy Aikman pass complete left to Daryl Johnston for 15 yards (tackle by Thomas Smith) 0 7 0 0 71.8
2 1 10 BUF 18 Troy Aikman pass incomplete 0 7 0 0 71.8
2 2 10 BUF 18 Troy Aikman pass incomplete left intended for Kelvin Martin 0 7 0 0 71.8
2 3 10 BUF 18 Troy Aikman pass incomplete left intended for Daryl Johnston (defended by Marlo Perry) 0 7 0 0 71.8
2 4 10 BUF 18 Chris Boniol 36 yard field goal no good, blocked 0 7 0 0 71.8
2 0:09 1 10 BUF 26 Todd Collins middle for -1 yards 0 7 0 0 72.6
End of Half0700
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail DAL BUF EPB EPA Win%
3rd Quarter
3 15:00 DAL 30 Chris Boniol kicks off 63 yards, returned by Eric Moulds for 22 yards 0 7 0 0 72.7
3 1 10 BUF 29 Thurman Thomas middle for 1 yard (tackle by Hurvin McCormack) 0 7 0 0 72.7
3 2 9 BUF 30 Todd Collins pass complete right to Andre Reed for 5 yards 0 7 0 0 72.7
3 3 4 BUF 35 Penalty on Tony Tolbert: Offside, 5 yards (no play) 0 7 0 0 72.7
3 1 10 BUF 40 Todd Collins pass complete right to Andre Reed for 7 yards 0 7 0 0 72.7
3 2 3 BUF 47 Thurman Thomas middle for -4 yards (tackle by Darrin Smith) 0 7 0 0 72.7
3 3 7 BUF 43 Todd Collins pass complete left to Corey Louchiey for no gain (tackle by Fred Strickland) 0 7 0 0 72.7
3 4 7 BUF 43 Penalty on Darren Woodson: Holding, 5 yards (no play) 0 7 0 0 72.7
3 1 10 BUF 48 Thurman Thomas middle for 2 yards (tackle by Chad Hennings and Hurvin McCormack) 0 7 0 0 72.7
3 2 8 BUF 50 Todd Collins pass incomplete left intended for Quinn Early 0 7 0 0 72.7
3 3 8 BUF 50 Thurman Thomas left for 2 yards (tackle by Leon Lett) 0 7 0 0 72.7
3 4 6 DAL 48 Chris Mohr punts 48 yards, touchback 0 7 0 0 72.7
3 9:52 1 10 DAL 20 Emmitt Smith middle for -1 yards (tackle by Bryce Paup) 0 7 0 0 75.4
3 2 11 DAL 19 Troy Aikman pass incomplete left intended for Kevin Williams 0 7 0 0 75.4
3 3 11 DAL 19 Troy Aikman pass incomplete intended for Kelvin Martin 0 7 0 0 75.4
3 9:00 1 9 DAL 9 Thurman Thomas middle for -3 yards (tackle by Darrin Smith) 0 7 0 0 75.9
3 2 12 DAL 12 Todd Collins pass incomplete left intended for Tony Cline 0 7 0 0 75.9
3 3 12 DAL 12 Thurman Thomas middle for -2 yards (tackle by Leon Lett) 0 7 0 0 75.9
3 4 14 DAL 14 Steve Christie 32 yard field goal good 0 10 0 0 85.5
3 7:47 BUF 30 Steve Christie kicks off 66 yards, returned by Kevin Williams for 32 yards 0 10 0 0 86.2
3 1 10 DAL 36 Emmitt Smith left for 4 yards (tackle by Chris Spielman and Bruce Smith) 0 10 0 0 86.2
3 2 6 DAL 40 Penalty on Erik Williams: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 0 10 0 0 86.2
3 2 11 DAL 35 Troy Aikman pass complete right to Eric Bjornson for 21 yards (tackle by Jeff Burris and Chris Spielman) 0 10 0 0 86.2
3 1 10 BUF 44 Timeout #1 by Dallas Cowboys 0 10 0 0
3 1 10 BUF 44 Troy Aikman pass complete right to Daryl Johnston for 1 yard (tackle by Mark Maddox) 0 10 0 0 86.2
3 2 9 BUF 43 Emmitt Smith right for 4 yards (tackle by Bryce Paup and Kurt Schulz) 0 10 0 0 86.2
3 3 5 BUF 39 Troy Aikman pass incomplete intended for Eric Bjornson 0 10 0 0 86.2
3 1:38 1 10 BUF 35 Todd Collins pass complete right to Andre Reed for 7 yards (tackle by Fred Strickland) 0 10 0 0 90.5
3 2 3 BUF 42 Darick Holmes left for no gain (tackle by Chad Hennings) 0 10 0 0 90.5
3 3 3 BUF 42 Darick Holmes middle for 7 yards (tackle by Brock Marion) 0 10 0 0 90.5
3 1 10 BUF 49 Todd Collins sacked by Fred Strickland for -4 yards 0 10 0 0 90.5
3 2 14 BUF 45 Todd Collins pass incomplete intended for Lonnie Johnson is intercepted by Darren Woodson and returned for 13 yards. Darren Woodson fumbles, recovered by Lonnie Johnson 0 10 0 0 90.5
3 0:13 1 10 BUF 49 Darick Holmes middle for 4 yards (tackle by Darrin Smith) 0 10 0 0 91.6
3 2 6 DAL 47 Tim Tindale middle for -1 yards (tackle by Darrin Smith) 0 10 0 0 91.6
3 3 7 DAL 48 Todd Collins sacked by Hurvin McCormack for -3 yards 0 10 0 0 91.6
3 4 10 BUF 49 Chris Mohr punts 33 yards, returned by Kelvin Martin for 1 yard (tackle by Gabe Northern) 0 10 0 0 91.6
3 12:35 1 10 DAL 19 Emmitt Smith left for no gain (tackle by Ted Washington) 0 10 0 0 83.4
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail DAL BUF EPB EPA Win%
4th Quarter
4 12:35 2 10 DAL 19 Troy Aikman pass complete right to Daryl Johnston for 3 yards (tackle by Sam Rogers) 0 10 0 0 93.7
4 3 7 DAL 22 Troy Aikman pass complete left to Kelvin Martin for 16 yards (tackle by Ken Irvin) 0 10 0 0 93.7
4 1 10 DAL 38 Troy Aikman pass incomplete right intended for Deion Sanders (defended by Jeff Burris) 0 10 0 0 93.7
4 2 10 DAL 38 Emmitt Smith left for -3 yards (tackle by Ted Washington and Sam Rogers) 0 10 0 0 93.7
4 3 13 DAL 35 Troy Aikman pass complete middle to Emmitt Smith for 9 yards (tackle by Henry Jones and Phil Hansen) 0 10 0 0 93.7
4 4 4 DAL 44 John Jett punts 39 yards 0 10 0 0 93.7
4 10:31 1 10 BUF 17 Alex Van Pelt pass incomplete right intended for Lonnie Johnson 0 10 0 0 95.5
4 2 10 BUF 17 Thurman Thomas right for -1 yards (tackle by Brock Marion and Darrin Smith). Penalty on Brock Marion: Face Mask, 5 yards 0 10 0 0 95.5
4 2 6 BUF 21 Alex Van Pelt pass complete left to Andre Reed for 5 yards (tackle by Alundis Brice) 0 10 0 0 95.5
4 3 1 BUF 26 Darick Holmes left for no gain (tackle by Leon Lett) 0 10 0 0 95.5
4 4 1 BUF 26 Chris Mohr punts 49 yards, returned by Kelvin Martin for 9 yards (tackle by Mark Pike) 0 10 0 0 95.5
4 5:53 1 10 DAL 34 Emmitt Smith right for 1 yard (tackle by Chris Spielman) 0 10 0 0 98.9
4 2 9 DAL 35 Penalty on Thomas Smith: Pass Interference, 6 yards (no play) 0 10 0 0 98.9
4 1 10 DAL 41 Troy Aikman pass complete left to Eric Bjornson for 5 yards (tackle by Bryce Paup) 0 10 0 0 98.9
4 2 5 DAL 46 Troy Aikman pass complete right to Eric Bjornson for 10 yards (tackle by Chris Spielman) 0 10 0 0 98.9
4 1 10 BUF 44 Sherman Williams pass incomplete right intended for Eric Bjornson 0 10 0 0 98.9
4 2 10 BUF 44 Troy Aikman pass complete middle to Eric Bjornson for 3 yards (tackle by Mark Maddox) 0 10 0 0 98.9
4 3 7 BUF 41 Troy Aikman pass complete right to Kelvin Martin for 14 yards (tackle by Marlon Kerner) 0 10 0 0 98.9
4 1 10 BUF 27 Emmitt Smith left for 2 yards (tackle by Thomas Smith and Chris Spielman) 0 10 0 0 98.9
4 2 8 BUF 25 Troy Aikman pass complete right to Herschel Walker for 24 yards (tackle by Kurt Schulz) 0 10 0 0 98.9
4 1 1 BUF 1 Daryl Johnston middle for -1 yards (tackle by Mark Maddox and Shawn Price) 0 10 0 0 98.9
4 2 2 BUF 2 Emmitt Smith right for 2 yards, touchdown 6 10 0 0 81.2
4 Chris Boniol kicks extra point good 7 10 0 0 74.2
4 4:34 DAL 30 Chris Boniol kicks off 69 yards, returned by Eric Moulds for 25 yards 7 10 0 0 77.3
4 1 10 BUF 26 Alex Van Pelt pass complete right to Lonnie Johnson for 4 yards (tackle by Brock Marion) 7 10 0 0 77.3
4 2 6 BUF 30 Alex Van Pelt pass incomplete 7 10 0 0 77.3
4 3 6 BUF 30 Timeout #1 by Buffalo Bills 7 10 0 0
4 3 6 BUF 30 Alex Van Pelt pass incomplete left intended for Andre Reed (defended by Deion Sanders) 7 10 0 0 77.3
4 4 6 BUF 30 Chris Mohr punts 56 yards 7 10 0 0 77.3
4 3:11 1 10 DAL 14 Troy Aikman sacked by Bryce Paup for -4 yards 7 10 0 0 82.0
4 2 14 DAL 10 Troy Aikman pass complete middle to Daryl Johnston for 6 yards (tackle by Chris Spielman) 7 10 0 0 82.0
4 3 8 DAL 16 Troy Aikman pass incomplete right intended for Eric Bjornson 7 10 0 0 82.0
4 4 8 DAL 16 John Jett punts 45 yards 7 10 0 0 82.0
4 2:02 1 10 BUF 39 Thurman Thomas middle for 5 yards (tackle by Fred Strickland and Darren Woodson) 7 10 0 0 87.6
4 2 5 BUF 44 Timeout #2 by Dallas Cowboys 7 10 0 0
4 2 5 BUF 44 Tim Tindale middle for 3 yards (tackle by Randall Godfrey) 7 10 0 0 87.6
4 3 2 BUF 47 Timeout #3 by Dallas Cowboys 7 10 0 0
4 3 2 BUF 47 Thurman Thomas middle for 1 yard (tackle by Leon Lett and Jim Schwantz) 7 10 0 0 87.6
4 4 1 BUF 48 Chris Mohr punts 38 yards 7 10 0 0 87.6
4 1:50 1 10 DAL 14 Troy Aikman pass incomplete intended for Deion Sanders is intercepted by Thomas Smith 7 10 0 0 88.8
End of Regulation71000
Scoring plays are highlighted in green and accepted penalties are highlighted in gray, while changes of possession are denoted by a bold line. Expected points before and after are relative to the team possessing the ball at the start of the play (though kickoffs are assumed to be in possession of the receiving team).