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Dallas Cowboys 29 at Miami Dolphins 10

Sunday, October 27, 1996
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Dallas Cowboys (10-6-0)3613729
Miami Dolphins (8-8-0)0100010

Game Info
Stadium Pro Player Stadium
Start Time (ET) 4:00pm
Roof outdoors
Surface grass
Weather 81 degrees relative humidity 68%, wind 14 mph
Vegas Line Dallas Cowboys -3.0
Over/Under 41.0 (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 MIA EPB EPA Win%
1st Quarter
1 15:00 DAL 30 Chris Boniol kicks off 68 yards, returned by Irving Spikes for 26 yards 0 0 0 0 41.2
1 1 10 MIA 28 Karim Abdul-Jabbar left for no gain 0 0 0 0 41.2
1 2 10 MIA 28 Dan Marino pass incomplete right intended for Stanley Pritchett 0 0 0 0 41.2
1 3 10 MIA 28 Dan Marino pass incomplete right intended for Randal Hill 0 0 0 0 41.2
1 4 10 MIA 28 John Kidd punts 53 yards, returned by Kelvin Martin for 11 yards (tackle by Frank Wainright) 0 0 0 0 41.2
1 13:52 1 10 DAL 30 Troy Aikman pass complete right to Michael Irvin for 36 yards (tackle by Terrell Buckley) 0 0 0 0 41.3
1 1 10 MIA 34 Emmitt Smith right for 9 yards (tackle by Shawn Wooden) 0 0 0 0 41.3
1 2 1 MIA 25 Emmitt Smith left for 5 yards (tackle by Chris Singleton) 0 0 0 0 41.3
1 1 10 MIA 20 Penalty on Erik Williams: Illegal Use of Hands, 10 yards (no play) 0 0 0 0 41.3
1 1 20 MIA 30 Troy Aikman pass complete left to Michael Irvin for 12 yards (tackle by Calvin Jackson) 0 0 0 0 41.3
1 2 8 MIA 18 Penalty on Mark Tuinei: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 0 0 0 0 41.3
1 2 13 MIA 23 Troy Aikman pass complete left to Deion Sanders for 11 yards (tackle by Calvin Jackson) 0 0 0 0 41.3
1 3 2 MIA 12 Troy Aikman pass complete right to Emmitt Smith for 5 yards (tackle by Zach Thomas) 0 0 0 0 41.3
1 1 7 MIA 7 Emmitt Smith middle for no gain (tackle by Tim Bowens) 0 0 0 0 41.3
1 2 7 MIA 7 Emmitt Smith left for -3 yards (tackle by Calvin Jackson) 0 0 0 0 41.3
1 3 10 MIA 10 Penalty on Erik Williams: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 0 0 0 0 41.3
1 3 15 MIA 15 Troy Aikman pass incomplete right intended for Michael Irvin 0 0 0 0 41.3
1 4 15 MIA 15 Chris Boniol 33 yard field goal good 3 0 0 0 32.8
1 7:46 DAL 30 Chris Boniol kicks off 65 yards, returned by Irving Spikes for 25 yards 3 0 0 0 32.8
1 1 10 MIA 30 Dan Marino pass complete right for 14 yards 3 0 0 0 32.8
1 1 10 MIA 44 Karim Abdul-Jabbar right for 4 yards (tackle by Darren Woodson) 3 0 0 0 32.8
1 2 6 MIA 48 Dan Marino pass incomplete middle intended for Karim Abdul-Jabbar. Penalty on Dan Marino: Intentional Grounding, 12 yards 3 0 0 0 32.8
1 3 18 MIA 36 Dan Marino pass incomplete left (defended by Deion Sanders) 3 0 0 0 32.8
1 4 18 MIA 36 John Kidd punts 54 yards, returned by Kelvin Martin for 11 yards 3 0 0 0 32.8
1 5:54 1 10 DAL 21 Emmitt Smith middle for 3 yards (tackle by Tim Bowens) 3 0 0 0 32.7
1 2 7 DAL 24 Troy Aikman pass complete left to Michael Irvin for 17 yards (tackle by Shawn Wooden) 3 0 0 0 32.7
1 1 10 DAL 41 Troy Aikman pass complete right to Emmitt Smith for 14 yards (tackle by Zach Thomas) 3 0 0 0 32.7
1 1 10 MIA 45 Emmitt Smith left for 7 yards (tackle by Dwight Hollier) 3 0 0 0 32.7
1 2 3 MIA 38 Emmitt Smith left for 4 yards (tackle by Zach Thomas) 3 0 0 0 32.7
1 1 10 MIA 34 Troy Aikman pass complete left to Deion Sanders for 11 yards (tackle by Calvin Jackson and Shawn Wooden) 3 0 0 0 32.7
1 1 10 MIA 23 Sherman Williams left for 4 yards (tackle by Shawn Wooden and Zach Thomas) 3 0 0 0 32.7
1 2 6 MIA 19 Troy Aikman pass complete left to Michael Irvin for 10 yards (tackle by Terrell Buckley) 3 0 0 0 32.7
1 1 9 MIA 9 Sherman Williams middle for 2 yards (tackle by Michael Stewart) 3 0 0 0 32.7
1 2 7 MIA 7 Troy Aikman pass incomplete left intended for Daryl Johnston 3 0 0 0 32.7
1 3 7 MIA 7 Troy Aikman sacked by Trace Armstrong for -4 yards 3 0 0 0 32.7
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail DAL MIA EPB EPA Win%
2nd Quarter
2 5:54 4 11 MIA 11 Chris Boniol 29 yard field goal good 6 0 0 0 22.7
2 14:56 DAL 30 Chris Boniol kicks off 70 yards, returned by Jerris McPhail for 29 yards 6 0 0 0 24.0
2 1 10 MIA 28 Irving Spikes left for 4 yards (tackle by Tony Tolbert) 6 0 0 0 24.0
2 2 6 MIA 32 Irving Spikes middle for 3 yards (tackle by Fred Strickland) 6 0 0 0 24.0
2 3 3 MIA 35 Dan Marino pass complete right for 6 yards (tackle by Godfrey Myles) 6 0 0 0 24.0
2 1 10 MIA 41 Irving Spikes left for -1 yards (tackle by Broderick Thomas) 6 0 0 0 24.0
2 2 11 MIA 40 Dan Marino pass complete middle to Stanley Pritchett for 8 yards (tackle by Fred Strickland and Darrin Smith) 6 0 0 0 24.0
2 3 3 MIA 48 Dan Marino pass complete left to Charles Jordan for 36 yards (tackle by George Teague) 6 0 0 0 24.0
2 1 10 DAL 16 Dan Marino pass complete right to Stanley Pritchett for 16 yards, touchdown 6 6 0 0 42.4
2 Joe Nedney kicks extra point good 6 7 0 0 45.7
2 10:32 MIA 30 Joe Nedney kicks off 67 yards, returned by Herschel Walker for 18 yards 6 7 0 0 46.3
2 1 10 DAL 21 Emmitt Smith middle for 2 yards (tackle by Chris Singleton) 6 7 0 0 46.3
2 2 8 DAL 23 Troy Aikman pass complete right to Michael Irvin for 11 yards (tackle by Chris Singleton) 6 7 0 0 46.3
2 1 10 DAL 34 Penalty on Daryl Johnston: Pass Interference, 10 yards (no play) 6 7 0 0 46.3
2 1 20 DAL 24 Troy Aikman pass complete middle to Daryl Johnston for 12 yards (tackle by Chris Singleton) 6 7 0 0 46.3
2 2 8 DAL 36 Troy Aikman pass complete left to Emmitt Smith for no gain (tackle by Steve Emtman) 6 7 0 0 46.3
2 3 8 DAL 36 Troy Aikman pass complete left to Deion Sanders for 10 yards 6 7 0 0 46.3
2 1 10 DAL 46 Emmitt Smith left for 4 yards (tackle by Shawn Wooden) 6 7 0 0 46.3
2 2 6 DAL 50 Troy Aikman pass incomplete left intended for Michael Irvin 6 7 0 0 46.3
2 3 6 DAL 50 Troy Aikman pass incomplete right intended for Kelvin Martin (defended by Terrell Buckley) 6 7 0 0 46.3
2 4 6 DAL 50 John Jett punts 50 yards, touchback 6 7 0 0 46.3
2 5:22 1 10 MIA 20 Karim Abdul-Jabbar left for 10 yards (tackle by Darren Woodson) 6 7 0 0 47.0
2 1 10 MIA 30 Dan Marino pass complete middle to Randal Hill for 46 yards (tackle by Darren Woodson) 6 7 0 0 47.0
2 1 10 DAL 24 Karim Abdul-Jabbar left for 10 yards (tackle by Deion Sanders) 6 7 0 0 47.0
2 1 10 DAL 14 Karim Abdul-Jabbar middle for 5 yards (tackle by Fred Strickland) 6 7 0 0 47.0
2 2 5 DAL 9 Karim Abdul-Jabbar left for 1 yard (tackle by Fred Strickland) 6 7 0 0 47.0
2 3 4 DAL 8 Dan Marino pass incomplete 6 7 0 0 47.0
2 4 4 DAL 8 Joe Nedney 26 yard field goal good 6 10 0 0 58.5
2 1:49 MIA 30 Joe Nedney kicks off 65 yards, returned by Herschel Walker for 22 yards 6 10 0 0 59.7
2 1 10 DAL 27 Emmitt Smith right for 2 yards (tackle by Sean Hill) 6 10 0 0 59.7
2 2 8 DAL 29 Timeout #1 by Dallas Cowboys 6 10 0 0
2 2 8 DAL 29 Troy Aikman pass complete left to Eric Bjornson for 11 yards (tackle by Louis Oliver) 6 10 0 0 59.7
2 1 10 DAL 40 Timeout #1 by Miami Dolphins 6 10 0 0
2 1 10 DAL 40 Troy Aikman pass complete right to Eric Bjornson for 3 yards (tackle by Calvin Jackson) 6 10 0 0 59.7
2 2 7 DAL 43 Troy Aikman right for 8 yards 6 10 0 0 59.7
2 1 10 MIA 49 Troy Aikman pass complete left to Emmitt Smith for 12 yards (tackle by Sean Hill) 6 10 0 0 59.7
2 1 10 MIA 37 Troy Aikman pass complete left to Deion Sanders for 17 yards 6 10 0 0 59.7
2 1 10 MIA 20 Timeout #2 by Dallas Cowboys 6 10 0 0
2 1 10 MIA 20 Troy Aikman pass complete left to Michael Irvin for 8 yards 6 10 0 0 59.7
2 2 2 MIA 12 Troy Aikman pass complete left to Michael Irvin for 5 yards 6 10 0 0 59.7
2 1 7 MIA 7 Troy Aikman pass incomplete left intended for Michael Irvin (defended by Shawn Wooden) 6 10 0 0 59.7
2 2 7 MIA 7 Chris Boniol 24 yard field goal good 9 10 0 0 47.6
End of Half91000
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail DAL MIA EPB EPA Win%
3rd Quarter
3 15:00 MIA 30 Joe Nedney kicks off 66 yards, out of bounds 9 10 0 0 47.9
3 1 10 DAL 40 Emmitt Smith right for 13 yards (tackle by Shawn Wooden and Louis Oliver) 9 10 0 0 47.9
3 1 10 MIA 47 Emmitt Smith middle for 8 yards (tackle by Zach Thomas) 9 10 0 0 47.9
3 2 2 MIA 39 Emmitt Smith left for -1 yards (tackle by Tim Bowens) 9 10 0 0 47.9
3 3 3 MIA 40 Troy Aikman pass complete right to Michael Irvin for 6 yards (tackle by Zach Thomas) 9 10 0 0 47.9
3 1 10 MIA 34 Troy Aikman pass complete left to Michael Irvin for 8 yards (tackle by Calvin Jackson) 9 10 0 0 47.9
3 2 2 MIA 26 Emmitt Smith middle for 5 yards (tackle by Louis Oliver) 9 10 0 0 47.9
3 1 10 MIA 21 Troy Aikman pass incomplete right intended for Kelvin Martin 9 10 0 0 47.9
3 2 10 MIA 21 Emmitt Smith right for 1 yard 9 10 0 0 47.9
3 3 9 MIA 20 Troy Aikman pass complete right to Deion Sanders for 11 yards (tackle by Terrell Buckley) 9 10 0 0 47.9
3 1 9 MIA 9 Emmitt Smith right for 4 yards (tackle by Dwight Hollier) 9 10 0 0 47.9
3 2 5 MIA 5 Troy Aikman pass complete left to Eric Bjornson for 4 yards. Eric Bjornson fumbles 9 10 0 0 47.9
3 3 4 MIA 4 Timeout #1 by Dallas Cowboys 9 10 0 0
3 3 4 MIA 4 Troy Aikman pass complete left to Eric Bjornson for 4 yards, touchdown 15 10 0 0 24.7
3 MIA 2 Penalty on Erik Williams: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 15 10 0 0 24.7
3 MIA 7 Chris Boniol kicks extra point good 15 10 0 0 28.2
3 9:26 DAL 30 Chris Boniol kicks off 67 yards, returned by Irving Spikes for 18 yards 15 10 0 0 27.2
3 1 10 MIA 21 Dan Marino pass incomplete left intended for Jerris McPhail 15 10 0 0 27.2
3 2 10 MIA 21 Karim Abdul-Jabbar right for -1 yards (tackle by Tony Tolbert) 15 10 0 0 27.2
3 3 11 MIA 20 Dan Marino pass incomplete right intended for Fred Barnett 15 10 0 0 27.2
3 4 11 MIA 20 John Kidd punts 50 yards, returned by Kelvin Martin for 13 yards (tackle by Tim Jacobs) 15 10 0 0 27.2
3 8:07 1 10 DAL 43 Troy Aikman pass complete left to Emmitt Smith for -3 yards (tackle by Calvin Jackson) 15 10 0 0 26.9
3 2 13 DAL 40 Deion Sanders middle for -4 yards (tackle by Aaron Jones) 15 10 0 0 26.9
3 3 17 DAL 36 Troy Aikman pass complete right to Michael Irvin for 61 yards (tackle by Shawn Wooden) 15 10 0 0 26.9
3 1 3 MIA 3 Emmitt Smith middle for -1 yards (tackle by Daryl Gardener) 15 10 0 0 26.9
3 2 4 MIA 4 Emmitt Smith right for 2 yards (tackle by Trace Armstrong and Michael Stewart) 15 10 0 0 26.9
3 3 2 MIA 2 Troy Aikman pass complete left to Michael Irvin for 2 yards, touchdown 21 10 0 0 9.1
3 MIA 2 Penalty on Michael Irvin: Pass Interference, 10 yards (no play) 21 10 0 0 9.1
3 MIA 12 Chris Boniol kicks extra point no good 21 10 0 0 9.1
3 4:40 DAL 30 Chris Boniol kicks off 67 yards, returned by Irving Spikes for 23 yards 21 10 0 0 7.7
3 1 10 MIA 26 Dan Marino pass complete right to Bernie Parmalee for 13 yards (tackle by Broderick Thomas) 21 10 0 0 7.7
3 1 10 MIA 39 Dan Marino pass complete left to Bernie Parmalee for 10 yards. Bernie Parmalee fumbles, recovered by Deion Sanders 21 10 0 0 7.7
3 3:45 1 10 DAL 38 Sherman Williams middle for 5 yards (tackle by Zach Thomas) 21 10 0 0 7.3
3 2 5 DAL 43 Penalty on Nate Newton: Holding, 10 yards (no play) 21 10 0 0 7.3
3 2 15 DAL 33 Troy Aikman pass complete left to Kelvin Martin for 12 yards (tackle by Calvin Jackson) 21 10 0 0 7.3
3 3 3 DAL 45 Troy Aikman pass incomplete right intended for Kelvin Martin 21 10 0 0 7.3
3 4 3 DAL 45 John Jett punts 40 yards 21 10 0 0 7.3
3 1:49 1 10 MIA 15 Penalty on Leon Lett: Encroachment, 5 yards (no play) 21 10 0 0 6.4
3 1 5 MIA 20 Jerris McPhail middle for 6 yards (tackle by Shante Carver) 21 10 0 0 6.4
3 1 10 MIA 26 Dan Marino pass complete right to Jerris McPhail for 3 yards (tackle by Darrin Smith) 21 10 0 0 6.4
3 2 7 MIA 29 Penalty on Randal Hill: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 21 10 0 0 6.4
3 2 12 MIA 24 Dan Marino pass incomplete right intended for Jerris McPhail 21 10 0 0 6.4
3 3 12 MIA 24 Dan Marino pass incomplete intended for Fred Barnett 21 10 0 0 6.4
3 0:04 1 10 MIA 31 Emmitt Smith middle for 2 yards (tackle by Dwight Hollier) 21 10 0 0 5.6
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail DAL MIA EPB EPA Win%
4th Quarter
4 0:04 2 8 MIA 29 Emmitt Smith right for 2 yards (tackle by Terrell Buckley and Louis Oliver) 21 10 0 0 0.0
4 3 6 MIA 27 Troy Aikman pass complete left to Daryl Johnston for 16 yards (tackle by Shawn Wooden) 21 10 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 MIA 11 Daryl Johnston left for 1 yard (tackle by Zach Thomas) 21 10 0 0 0.0
4 2 9 MIA 10 Troy Aikman pass complete middle to Emmitt Smith for 10 yards, touchdown 27 10 0 0 0.0
4 Chris Boniol kicks extra point good 28 10 0 0 0.0
4 12:49 DAL 30 Chris Boniol kicks off 70 yards, returned by Jerris McPhail for 40 yards 28 10 0 0 0.2
4 1 10 MIA 40 Dan Marino pass incomplete middle intended for Irving Spikes 28 10 0 0 0.2
4 2 10 MIA 40 Dan Marino pass incomplete right intended for Randal Hill 28 10 0 0 0.2
4 3 10 MIA 40 Dan Marino pass incomplete left intended for Irving Spikes 28 10 0 0 0.2
4 4 10 MIA 40 John Kidd punts 52 yards, returned by Kelvin Martin for 9 yards (tackle by Larry Izzo) 28 10 0 0 0.2
4 12:05 1 10 DAL 17 Troy Aikman pass complete left to Michael Irvin for 10 yards (tackle by Calvin Jackson). Penalty on George Hegamin: Illegal Formation, 5 yards (no play) 28 10 0 0 0.2
4 1 15 DAL 22 Emmitt Smith right for 3 yards (tackle by Aaron Jones) 28 10 0 0 0.2
4 2 12 DAL 25 Emmitt Smith right for 3 yards (tackle by Dwight Hollier and Louis Oliver) 28 10 0 0 0.2
4 3 9 DAL 28 Troy Aikman pass complete left to Emmitt Smith for 6 yards (tackle by Shane Burton) 28 10 0 0 0.2
4 4 3 DAL 34 John Jett punts 50 yards (tackle by Bill Bates) 28 10 0 0 0.2
4 8:34 1 10 MIA 21 Dan Marino pass incomplete left intended for Randal Hill 28 10 0 0 0.0
4 2 10 MIA 21 Penalty on Chris Gray: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 28 10 0 0 0.0
4 2 15 MIA 16 Dan Marino pass complete left for 12 yards (tackle by Brock Marion) 28 10 0 0 0.0
4 3 3 MIA 28 Dan Marino pass incomplete left (defended by Brock Marion) 28 10 0 0 0.0
4 4 3 MIA 28 John Kidd punts 63 yards, returned by Kelvin Martin for 10 yards 28 10 0 0 0.0
4 7:46 1 10 DAL 19 Sherman Williams right for no gain (tackle by Chris Singleton) 28 10 0 0 0.0
4 2 10 DAL 19 Sherman Williams middle for 3 yards (tackle by Chris Singleton) 28 10 0 0 0.0
4 3 7 DAL 22 Troy Aikman pass incomplete left intended for Michael Irvin 28 10 0 0 0.0
4 4 7 DAL 22 John Jett punts 40 yards 28 10 0 0 0.0
4 6:05 1 10 MIA 39 Jerris McPhail right for 8 yards (tackle by Godfrey Myles) 28 10 0 0 0.0
4 2 2 MIA 47 Dan Marino pass complete right to Jerris McPhail for 9 yards (tackle by Brock Marion and Godfrey Myles) 28 10 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 DAL 44 Dan Marino pass incomplete left 28 10 0 0 0.0
4 2 10 DAL 44 Dan Marino pass complete right to Randal Hill for 8 yards. Randal Hill fumbles, recovered by Tony Tolbert 28 10 0 0 0.0
4 5:11 1 10 DAL 45 Sherman Williams left for 1 yard (tackle by Shane Burton) 28 10 0 0 0.0
4 2 9 DAL 46 Troy Aikman pass complete right to Herschel Walker for 3 yards (tackle by Chris Singleton) 28 10 0 0 0.0
4 3 6 DAL 49 Troy Aikman pass complete left to Kelvin Martin for 11 yards (tackle by Dwight Hollier) 28 10 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 MIA 40 Sherman Williams middle for 27 yards (tackle by Shawn Wooden) 28 10 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 MIA 13 Sherman Williams middle for 6 yards (tackle by Shawn Wooden) 28 10 0 0 0.0
4 2 4 MIA 7 Troy Aikman middle for -1 yards 28 10 0 0 0.0
4 3 5 MIA 8 Troy Aikman middle for -2 yards 28 10 0 0 0.0
4 4 7 MIA 10 Troy Aikman middle for -1 yards 28 10 0 0 0.0
4 0:40 1 10 MIA 11 Craig Erickson middle for -1 yards 28 10 0 0 0.0
End of Regulation281000
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).