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Atlanta Falcons 28 at Dallas Cowboys 32

Sunday, October 20, 1996
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Atlanta Falcons (3-13-0)3157328
Dallas Cowboys (10-6-0)7108732

Game Info
Stadium Texas Stadium
Start Time (ET) 1:00pm
Roof outdoors
Surface astroturf
Weather 70 degrees relative humidity 63%, wind 17 mph
Vegas Line Dallas Cowboys -15.0
Over/Under 43.0 (over)

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 ATL DAL EPB EPA Win%
1st Quarter
1 15:00 ATL 30 Morten Andersen kicks off 70 yards, returned by Herschel Walker for 89 yards 0 0 0 0 86.7
1 1 10 ATL 11 Emmitt Smith left for 4 yards (tackle by Patrick Bates) 0 0 0 0 86.7
1 2 6 ATL 7 Troy Aikman pass complete right to Emmitt Smith for -2 yards (tackle by Jessie Tuggle) 0 0 0 0 86.7
1 3 8 ATL 9 Troy Aikman pass complete right to Emmitt Smith for 9 yards, touchdown 0 6 0 0 94.1
1 Chris Boniol kicks extra point good 0 7 0 0 94.9
1 13:32 DAL 30 Chris Boniol kicks off 56 yards, returned by Eric Metcalf for 13 yards 0 7 0 0 94.8
1 1 10 ATL 27 Bobby Hebert pass incomplete middle intended for Terance Mathis (defended by Broderick Thomas) 0 7 0 0 94.8
1 2 10 ATL 27 Jamal Anderson left for 9 yards (tackle by George Teague) 0 7 0 0 94.8
1 3 1 ATL 36 Bobby Hebert middle for 1 yard (tackle by Fred Strickland) 0 7 0 0 94.8
1 1 10 ATL 37 Bobby Hebert pass complete middle to Bert Emanuel for 14 yards (tackle by Fred Strickland) 0 7 0 0 94.8
1 1 10 DAL 49 Jamal Anderson right for 4 yards (tackle by Darren Woodson and Fred Strickland) 0 7 0 0 94.8
1 2 6 DAL 45 Bobby Hebert pass complete left to Terance Mathis for 9 yards (tackle by George Teague) 0 7 0 0 94.8
1 1 10 DAL 36 Bobby Hebert pass incomplete right intended for Jamal Anderson 0 7 0 0 94.8
1 2 10 DAL 36 Bobby Hebert pass complete left to Jamal Anderson for 2 yards (tackle by Fred Strickland) 0 7 0 0 94.8
1 3 8 DAL 34 Penalty on Leon Lett: Encroachment, 5 yards (no play) 0 7 0 0 94.8
1 3 3 DAL 29 Bobby Hebert pass complete right to Jamal Anderson for 21 yards (tackle by Fred Strickland) 0 7 0 0 94.8
1 1 8 DAL 8 Jamal Anderson middle for 3 yards (tackle by Broderick Thomas) 0 7 0 0 94.8
1 2 5 DAL 5 Bobby Hebert pass complete left to Jamal Anderson for -4 yards (tackle by Darren Woodson) 0 7 0 0 94.8
1 3 9 DAL 9 Bobby Hebert pass complete left to Jamal Anderson for 4 yards (tackle by Deion Sanders) 0 7 0 0 94.8
1 4 5 DAL 5 Morten Andersen 23 yard field goal good 3 7 0 0 91.9
1 5:40 ATL 30 Morten Andersen kicks off 70 yards, touchback 3 7 0 0 91.1
1 1 10 DAL 20 Emmitt Smith middle for 2 yards (tackle by Ron George) 3 7 0 0 91.1
1 2 8 DAL 22 Emmitt Smith middle for 10 yards (tackle by Patrick Bates) 3 7 0 0 91.1
1 1 10 DAL 32 Troy Aikman pass complete left to Michael Irvin for 23 yards (tackle by Anthony Phillips) 3 7 0 0 91.1
1 1 10 ATL 45 Emmitt Smith left for 1 yard (tackle by Moe Gardner) 3 7 0 0 91.1
1 2 9 ATL 44 Penalty on Chuck Smith: Offside, 5 yards (no play) 3 7 0 0 91.1
1 2 4 ATL 39 Emmitt Smith middle for 3 yards (tackle by Jessie Tuggle and Ron George) 3 7 0 0 91.1
1 3 1 ATL 36 Troy Aikman pass complete right to Eric Bjornson for 4 yards (tackle by Devin Bush) 3 7 0 0 91.1
1 1 10 ATL 32 Daryl Johnston middle for 6 yards (tackle by Chuck Smith and Ron George) 3 7 0 0 91.1
1 2 4 ATL 26 Emmitt Smith middle for 8 yards (tackle by Devin Bush) 3 7 0 0 91.1
1 1 10 ATL 18 Troy Aikman pass complete left to Michael Irvin for 17 yards (tackle by Tim McKyer) 3 7 0 0 91.1
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail ATL DAL EPB EPA Win%
2nd Quarter
2 5:40 1 1 ATL 1 Emmitt Smith right for 1 yard, touchdown 3 13 0 0 96.6
2 ATL 2 Chris Boniol kicks extra point good. Penalty on Ron George: Face Mask, 15 yards 3 14 0 0 97.2
2 14:56 DAL 45 Chris Boniol kicks off 55 yards, touchback 3 14 0 0 97.2
2 1 10 ATL 20 Jamal Anderson left for 8 yards (tackle by Darren Woodson) 3 14 0 0 97.2
2 2 2 ATL 28 Jamal Anderson right for 4 yards (tackle by Tony Tolbert) 3 14 0 0 97.2
2 1 10 ATL 32 Jamal Anderson right for 2 yards (tackle by Fred Strickland) 3 14 0 0 97.2
2 2 8 ATL 34 Bobby Hebert pass complete right to Terance Mathis for 12 yards 3 14 0 0 97.2
2 1 10 ATL 46 Penalty on Deion Sanders: Pass Interference, 14 yards (no play) 3 14 0 0 97.2
2 1 10 DAL 40 Bobby Hebert pass incomplete middle intended for Bert Emanuel 3 14 0 0 97.2
2 2 10 DAL 40 Jamal Anderson middle for 4 yards (tackle by Tony Tolbert and George Teague) 3 14 0 0 97.2
2 3 6 DAL 36 Bobby Hebert pass incomplete left 3 14 0 0 97.2
2 4 6 DAL 36 Morten Andersen 54 yard field goal good 6 14 0 0 95.1
2 10:54 ATL 30 Morten Andersen kicks off 44 yards, returned by Brock Marion for 37 yards 6 14 0 0 94.9
2 1 10 ATL 37 Troy Aikman pass incomplete left intended for Michael Irvin 6 14 0 0 94.9
2 2 10 ATL 37 Emmitt Smith left for 5 yards (tackle by Anthony Phillips) 6 14 0 0 94.9
2 3 5 ATL 32 Troy Aikman pass incomplete right intended for Michael Irvin 6 14 0 0 94.9
2 4 5 ATL 32 Chris Boniol 49 yard field goal good 6 17 0 0 97.2
2 9:54 DAL 30 Chris Boniol kicks off 68 yards, returned by Eric Metcalf for 25 yards 6 17 0 0 97.2
2 1 10 ATL 27 Jamal Anderson middle for 5 yards (tackle by Fred Strickland) 6 17 0 0 97.2
2 2 5 ATL 32 Jamal Anderson right for 4 yards 6 17 0 0 97.2
2 3 1 ATL 36 Jamal Anderson right for 3 yards (tackle by George Teague) 6 17 0 0 97.2
2 1 10 ATL 39 Penalty on Mike Zandofsky: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 6 17 0 0 97.2
2 1 15 ATL 34 6 17 0 0 97.2
2 1 10 ATL 47 Penalty on Mitch Lyons: Holding, 10 yards (no play) 6 17 0 0 97.2
2 1 20 ATL 37 Jamal Anderson left for 10 yards (tackle by Darren Woodson) 6 17 0 0 97.2
2 2 10 ATL 47 Bobby Hebert pass complete right to Terance Mathis for 52 yards (tackle by Brock Marion) 6 17 0 0 97.2
2 1 1 DAL 1 Jamal Anderson middle for no gain (tackle by Broderick Thomas and Hurvin McCormack) 6 17 0 0 97.2
2 2 1 DAL 1 Bobby Hebert pass incomplete left (defended by Deion Sanders) 6 17 0 0 97.2
2 3 1 DAL 1 Jamal Anderson right for no gain (tackle by Tony Tolbert and Fred Strickland) 6 17 0 0 97.2
2 4 1 DAL 1 Bobby Hebert middle for 1 yard, touchdown 12 17 0 0 91.4
2 Two Point Attempt: Jamal Anderson, conversion fails 12 17 0 0 91.4
2 3:29 ATL 30 Morten Andersen kicks off 64 yards 12 17 0 0 90.8
2 1 10 DAL 6 Emmitt Smith right for 7 yards (tackle by Tim McKyer) 12 17 0 0 90.8
2 2 3 DAL 13 Troy Aikman pass complete left to Kelvin Martin for 12 yards. Kelvin Martin fumbles, recovered by Ron George 12 17 0 0 90.8
2 2:36 1 10 DAL 25 Bobby Hebert pass incomplete right intended for Bert Emanuel 12 17 0 0 90.7
2 2 10 DAL 25 Penalty on Tony Tolbert: Roughing Passer, 13 yards (no play) 12 17 0 0 90.7
2 1 10 DAL 12 Jamal Anderson middle for 4 yards (tackle by Fred Strickland) 12 17 0 0 90.7
2 2 6 DAL 8 Penalty on Robbie Tobeck: Illegal Use of Hands, 10 yards (no play) 12 17 0 0 90.7
2 2 16 DAL 18 Jamal Anderson middle for 4 yards (tackle by Broderick Thomas and Tony Tolbert) 12 17 0 0 90.7
2 3 12 DAL 14 Timeout #1 by Dallas Cowboys 12 17 0 0
2 3 12 DAL 14 Bobby Hebert pass incomplete left intended for Jamal Anderson 12 17 0 0 90.7
2 4 12 DAL 14 Morten Andersen 32 yard field goal good 15 17 0 0 84.7
2 1:42 ATL 30 Morten Andersen kicks off 69 yards, returned by Herschel Walker for 20 yards 15 17 0 0 84.5
2 1 10 DAL 21 Troy Aikman sacked by Tim McKyer for -8 yards. Troy Aikman fumbles, recovered by Cornelius Bennett 15 17 0 0 84.5
2 1:30 1 10 DAL 16 Jamal Anderson middle for 2 yards (tackle by Shante Carver and Darren Woodson) 15 17 0 0 84.4
2 2 8 DAL 14 Bobby Hebert pass complete right to Bert Emanuel for 4 yards 15 17 0 0 84.4
2 3 4 DAL 10 Bobby Hebert pass incomplete left 15 17 0 0 84.4
2 4 4 DAL 10 Morten Andersen 28 yard field goal good 18 17 0 0 75.9
2 0:36 ATL 30 Morten Andersen kicks off 70 yards, returned by Herschel Walker for 26 yards 18 17 0 0 75.5
2 1 10 DAL 25 Troy Aikman pass complete right to Michael Irvin for 21 yards (tackle by Lenny McGill) 18 17 0 0 75.5
2 1 10 DAL 46 Timeout #2 by Dallas Cowboys 18 17 0 0
2 1 10 DAL 46 Troy Aikman pass complete right to Michael Irvin for 13 yards 18 17 0 0 75.5
2 1 10 ATL 41 Troy Aikman pass incomplete 18 17 0 0 75.5
2 2 10 ATL 41 Troy Aikman sacked by Cornelius Bennett for -10 yards 18 17 0 0 75.5
End of Half181700
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail ATL DAL EPB EPA Win%
3rd Quarter
3 15:00 DAL 30 Chris Boniol kicks off 66 yards, returned by Eric Metcalf for 14 yards 18 17 0 0 75.3
3 1 10 ATL 18 Bobby Hebert pass incomplete middle intended for Terance Mathis 18 17 0 0 75.3
3 2 10 ATL 18 Bobby Hebert pass complete middle to Jamal Anderson for 21 yards (tackle by George Teague and Shante Carver) 18 17 0 0 75.3
3 1 10 ATL 39 Jamal Anderson left for -3 yards (tackle by Leon Lett) 18 17 0 0 75.3
3 2 13 ATL 36 Bobby Hebert sacked by Broderick Thomas for -7 yards. Bobby Hebert fumbles, recovered by Bobby Hebert 18 17 0 0 75.3
3 3 20 ATL 29 Jamal Anderson right for 12 yards (tackle by George Teague) 18 17 0 0 75.3
3 4 8 ATL 41 Dan Stryzinski punts 48 yards 18 17 0 0 75.3
3 12:00 1 10 DAL 11 Emmitt Smith right for 8 yards (tackle by Chuck Smith) 18 17 0 0 73.8
3 2 2 DAL 19 Emmitt Smith right for 1 yard (tackle by Travis Hall) 18 17 0 0 73.8
3 3 1 DAL 20 Emmitt Smith middle for no gain (tackle by Cornelius Bennett) 18 17 0 0 73.8
3 4 1 DAL 20 John Jett punts 36 yards, returned by Terance Mathis for 7 yards (tackle by Billy Davis) 18 17 0 0 73.8
3 10:06 1 10 DAL 49 Bobby Hebert pass complete right to Bert Emanuel for 6 yards 18 17 0 0 72.8
3 2 4 DAL 43 Penalty on Mike Zandofsky: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 18 17 0 0 72.8
3 2 9 DAL 48 Bobby Hebert pass complete right to Terance Mathis for 19 yards (tackle by Darren Woodson) 18 17 0 0 72.8
3 1 10 DAL 29 Bobby Hebert pass complete right to Eric Metcalf for 8 yards (tackle by Darrin Smith) 18 17 0 0 72.8
3 2 2 DAL 21 Jamal Anderson left for 3 yards (tackle by Leon Lett) 18 17 0 0 72.8
3 1 10 DAL 18 Jamal Anderson right for 1 yard (tackle by Tony Tolbert and Darrin Smith) 18 17 0 0 72.8
3 2 9 DAL 17 Jamal Anderson middle for 11 yards (tackle by George Teague) 18 17 0 0 72.8
3 1 6 DAL 6 Jamal Anderson middle for 2 yards (tackle by Tony Tolbert) 18 17 0 0 72.8
3 2 4 DAL 4 Timeout #1 by Atlanta Falcons 18 17 0 0
3 2 4 DAL 4 Bobby Hebert pass complete right to Bert Emanuel for 4 yards, touchdown 24 17 0 0 46.7
3 Morten Andersen kicks extra point good 25 17 0 0 42.2
3 4:43 ATL 30 Morten Andersen kicks off 70 yards, returned by Herschel Walker for 43 yards 25 17 0 0 34.6
3 1 10 DAL 42 Troy Aikman pass complete left to Michael Irvin for 17 yards (tackle by Devin Bush) 25 17 0 0 34.6
3 1 10 ATL 41 Troy Aikman pass complete right to Michael Irvin for 11 yards (tackle by Tim McKyer) 25 17 0 0 34.6
3 1 10 ATL 30 Troy Aikman pass complete left to Eric Bjornson for 12 yards (tackle by Anthony Phillips) 25 17 0 0 34.6
3 1 10 ATL 18 Emmitt Smith middle for -2 yards (tackle by Lester Archambeau) 25 17 0 0 34.6
3 2 12 ATL 20 Troy Aikman pass complete right to Michael Irvin for 17 yards (tackle by Devin Bush) 25 17 0 0 34.6
3 1 3 ATL 3 Emmitt Smith middle for 3 yards, touchdown 25 23 0 0 64.8
3 Two Point Attempt: conversion succeeds 25 25 0 0 73.8
3 1:34 DAL 30 Chris Boniol kicks off 66 yards, returned by Eric Metcalf for 14 yards 25 25 0 0 72.1
3 1 10 ATL 18 Bobby Hebert pass complete right to Jamal Anderson for 1 yard 25 25 0 0 72.1
3 2 9 ATL 19 Jamal Anderson right for 2 yards 25 25 0 0 72.1
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail ATL DAL EPB EPA Win%
4th Quarter
4 1:34 3 7 ATL 21 Bobby Hebert pass incomplete (defended by Chad Hennings) 25 25 0 0 57.0
4 4 7 ATL 21 Dan Stryzinski punts 46 yards 25 25 0 0 57.0
4 14:46 1 10 DAL 18 Emmitt Smith right for -1 yards (tackle by Chuck Smith) 25 25 0 0 70.9
4 2 11 DAL 17 Troy Aikman pass incomplete left intended for Deion Sanders 25 25 0 0 70.9
4 3 11 DAL 17 Troy Aikman pass incomplete right intended for Michael Irvin 25 25 0 0 70.9
4 4 11 DAL 17 John Jett punts 49 yards, returned by Terance Mathis for 2 yards (tackle by George Teague) 25 25 0 0 70.9
4 13:51 1 10 ATL 36 Bobby Hebert pass complete right to Terance Mathis for 9 yards (tackle by George Teague) 25 25 0 0 70.3
4 2 1 ATL 45 Timeout #2 by Atlanta Falcons 25 25 0 0
4 2 1 ATL 45 Jamal Anderson middle for 3 yards (tackle by Fred Strickland) 25 25 0 0 70.3
4 1 10 ATL 48 Bobby Hebert pass complete right to Bert Emanuel for 6 yards 25 25 0 0 70.3
4 2 4 DAL 46 Jamal Anderson right for -1 yards (tackle by Darren Woodson and Broderick Thomas) 25 25 0 0 70.3
4 3 5 DAL 47 Bobby Hebert pass complete right to Bert Emanuel for 7 yards 25 25 0 0 70.3
4 1 10 DAL 40 Penalty on Mitch Lyons: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 25 25 0 0 70.3
4 1 15 DAL 45 Jamal Anderson middle for 1 yard (tackle by Broderick Thomas and Tony Tolbert) 25 25 0 0 70.3
4 2 14 DAL 44 Bobby Hebert pass incomplete middle intended for Terance Mathis 25 25 0 0 70.3
4 3 14 DAL 44 Bobby Hebert pass complete right to Craig Heyward for 22 yards (tackle by Roger Harper) 25 25 0 0 70.3
4 1 10 DAL 22 Bobby Hebert pass incomplete right intended for Bert Emanuel 25 25 0 0 70.3
4 2 10 DAL 22 Craig Heyward middle for 3 yards (tackle by Fred Strickland) 25 25 0 0 70.3
4 3 7 DAL 19 Bobby Hebert pass incomplete (defended by Broderick Thomas) 25 25 0 0 70.3
4 4 7 DAL 19 Morten Andersen 37 yard field goal good 28 25 0 0 52.8
4 7:09 ATL 30 Morten Andersen kicks off 70 yards, returned by Herschel Walker for 20 yards 28 25 0 0 39.8
4 1 10 DAL 20 Troy Aikman pass complete right to Eric Bjornson for 5 yards (tackle by Tim McKyer) 28 25 0 0 39.8
4 2 5 DAL 25 Troy Aikman pass complete left to Eric Bjornson for 3 yards (tackle by Devin Bush) 28 25 0 0 39.8
4 3 2 DAL 28 Troy Aikman pass incomplete middle intended for Michael Irvin 28 25 0 0 39.8
4 4 2 DAL 28 John Jett punts 40 yards, returned by Craig Heyward for 40 yards (tackle by George Teague) 28 25 0 0 39.8
4 5:26 1 10 ATL 32 Craig Heyward middle for 6 yards (tackle by Darrin Smith) 28 25 0 0 34.4
4 2 4 ATL 38 Bobby Hebert pass complete right to Bert Emanuel for 11 yards 28 25 0 0 34.4
4 1 10 ATL 49 Penalty on Bobby Hebert: Delay of Game, 5 yards (no play) 28 25 0 0 34.4
4 1 15 ATL 44 Bobby Hebert pass incomplete middle intended for Terance Mathis (defended by Darren Woodson) 28 25 0 0 34.4
4 2 15 ATL 44 Craig Heyward middle for 5 yards (tackle by Darren Woodson and George Teague) 28 25 0 0 34.4
4 3 10 ATL 49 Bobby Hebert pass complete right to Craig Heyward for 6 yards (tackle by Darren Woodson) 28 25 0 0 34.4
4 4 4 DAL 45 Timeout #1 by Dallas Cowboys 28 25 0 0
4 4 4 DAL 45 Dan Stryzinski punts 38 yards 28 25 0 0 34.4
4 2:46 1 10 DAL 7 Troy Aikman pass complete right to Deion Sanders for 19 yards (tackle by Tim McKyer). Penalty on Emmitt Smith: Holding, 10 yards (no play) 28 25 0 0 21.6
4 1 20 DAL 16 Troy Aikman pass complete left to Kelvin Martin for 24 yards (tackle by Anthony Phillips) 28 25 0 0 21.6
4 1 10 DAL 40 Troy Aikman pass incomplete right intended for Deion Sanders 28 25 0 0 21.6
4 2 10 DAL 40 Troy Aikman pass complete middle to Kelvin Martin for 60 yards, touchdown 28 31 0 0 89.6
4 Chris Boniol kicks extra point good 28 32 0 0 94.5
4 1:42 DAL 30 Chris Boniol kicks off 69 yards, returned by Eric Metcalf for 19 yards 28 32 0 0 97.2
4 1 10 ATL 20 Bobby Hebert pass complete right to Jamal Anderson for no gain (tackle by Leon Lett and Darren Woodson) 28 32 0 0 97.2
4 2 10 ATL 20 Penalty on Bob Whitfield: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 28 32 0 0 97.2
4 2 15 ATL 15 Bobby Hebert pass complete right for 6 yards (tackle by Deion Sanders) 28 32 0 0 97.2
4 3 9 ATL 21 Timeout #3 by Atlanta Falcons 28 32 0 0
4 3 9 ATL 21 Bobby Hebert pass complete right to Eric Metcalf for 13 yards (tackle by Godfrey Myles) 28 32 0 0 97.2
4 1 10 ATL 34 Bobby Hebert sacked by Shante Carver for -7 yards 28 32 0 0 97.2
4 2 17 ATL 27 Bobby Hebert pass incomplete 28 32 0 0 97.2
4 3 17 ATL 27 Penalty on Bobby Hebert: Delay of Game, 5 yards (no play) 28 32 0 0 97.2
4 3 22 ATL 22 Bobby Hebert pass complete right to Bert Emanuel for 19 yards (tackle by Roger Harper) 28 32 0 0 97.2
4 4 3 ATL 41 Browning Nagle sacked by Broderick Thomas for -2 yards 28 32 0 0 97.2
End of Regulation283200
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).