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Dallas Cowboys 10 at Arizona Cardinals 6

Sunday, December 8, 1996
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Dallas Cowboys (10-6-0)007310
Arizona Cardinals (7-9-0)33006

Game Info
Stadium Sun Devil Stadium
Start Time (ET) 4:00pm
Roof outdoors
Surface grass
Weather 63 degrees relative humidity 44%, wind 3 mph
Vegas Line Dallas Cowboys -10.0
Over/Under 42.5 (under)

Scoring

Team Stats

Passing, Rushing, & Receiving

Defense

Kick/Punt Returns

Kicking & Punting

Full Play-By-Play

Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail DAL CRD EPB EPA Win%
1st Quarter
1 15:00 DAL 30 Chris Boniol kicks off 59 yards, returned by LeShon Johnson for 11 yards. LeShon Johnson fumbles, recovered by LeShon Johnson 0 0 0 0 22.9
1 1 10 CRD 22 Boomer Esiason pass complete left to Pat Carter for 8 yards (tackle by Darrin Smith) 0 0 0 0 22.9
1 2 2 CRD 30 LeShon Johnson left for 1 yard (tackle by Shante Carver) 0 0 0 0 22.9
1 3 1 CRD 31 LeShon Johnson right for 8 yards (tackle by Darrin Smith) 0 0 0 0 22.9
1 1 10 CRD 39 Larry Centers right for 3 yards (tackle by Darrin Smith and Roger Harper) 0 0 0 0 22.9
1 2 7 CRD 42 Boomer Esiason pass complete left to Pat Carter for 14 yards (tackle by Alundis Brice and George Teague) 0 0 0 0 22.9
1 1 10 DAL 44 Boomer Esiason pass complete right to Rob Moore for 8 yards 0 0 0 0 22.9
1 2 2 DAL 36 LeShon Johnson middle for 1 yard (tackle by Darren Woodson and Tony Casillas) 0 0 0 0 22.9
1 3 1 DAL 35 Boomer Esiason pass complete left to Larry Centers for -2 yards (tackle by George Teague) 0 0 0 0 22.9
1 4 3 DAL 37 Boomer Esiason pass complete left to Frank Sanders for 7 yards 0 0 0 0 22.9
1 1 10 DAL 30 Boomer Esiason right for no gain. Boomer Esiason fumbles, recovered by LeShon Johnson 0 0 0 0 22.9
1 2 18 DAL 38 0 0 0 0 22.9
1 1 10 DAL 20 Boomer Esiason pass incomplete left intended for Rob Moore (defended by George Teague) 0 0 0 0 22.9
1 2 10 DAL 20 Larry Centers right for 5 yards (tackle by George Teague and Darrin Smith) 0 0 0 0 22.9
1 3 5 DAL 15 Boomer Esiason pass incomplete 0 0 0 0 22.9
1 4 5 DAL 15 Kevin Butler 33 yard field goal good 0 3 0 0 30.2
1 7:06 CRD 30 Kevin Butler kicks off 64 yards, returned by Kevin Williams for 14 yards 0 3 0 0 32.5
1 1 10 DAL 20 Emmitt Smith right for 9 yards (tackle by Matt Darby) 0 3 0 0 32.5
1 2 1 DAL 29 Emmitt Smith middle for 7 yards (tackle by Matt Darby and Brent Alexander) 0 3 0 0 32.5
1 1 10 DAL 36 Emmitt Smith middle for no gain (tackle by Seth Joyner) 0 3 0 0 32.5
1 2 10 DAL 36 Troy Aikman sacked by Simeon Rice for -1 yards 0 3 0 0 32.5
1 3 11 DAL 35 Troy Aikman pass complete right to Kelvin Martin for 12 yards (tackle by Tito Paul) 0 3 0 0 32.5
1 1 10 DAL 47 Emmitt Smith right for 1 yard (tackle by Eric Hill and Eric Swann) 0 3 0 0 32.5
1 2 9 DAL 48 Troy Aikman pass incomplete middle intended for Daryl Johnston 0 3 0 0 32.5
1 3 9 DAL 48 Troy Aikman pass incomplete left intended for Kevin Williams 0 3 0 0 32.5
1 4 9 DAL 48 John Jett punts 52 yards, touchback 0 3 0 0 32.5
1 3:07 1 10 CRD 20 Boomer Esiason pass incomplete right intended for Rob Moore 0 3 0 0 33.9
1 2 10 CRD 20 Leeland McElroy middle for 5 yards (tackle by George Teague and Darrin Smith) 0 3 0 0 33.9
1 3 5 CRD 25 Penalty on Shante Carver: Encroachment, 5 yards (no play) 0 3 0 0 33.9
1 1 10 CRD 30 Boomer Esiason pass incomplete left intended for Frank Sanders 0 3 0 0 33.9
1 2 10 CRD 30 Boomer Esiason pass incomplete right intended for Frank Sanders (defended by Darren Woodson) 0 3 0 0 33.9
1 3 10 CRD 30 Boomer Esiason pass incomplete left intended for Stevie Anderson 0 3 0 0 33.9
1 4 10 CRD 30 Penalty on Terry Irving: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 0 3 0 0 33.9
1 4 15 CRD 25 Jeff Feagles punts 53 yards 0 3 0 0 33.9
1 1:52 1 10 DAL 23 Troy Aikman pass complete left to Kevin Williams for 9 yards (tackle by Ronnie Bradford) 0 3 0 0 34.3
1 2 1 DAL 32 Emmitt Smith middle for 8 yards (tackle by Jamir Miller and Matt Darby) 0 3 0 0 34.3
1 1 10 DAL 40 Emmitt Smith left for 3 yards (tackle by Michael Bankston and Jamir Miller) 0 3 0 0 34.3
1 2 7 DAL 43 Troy Aikman pass complete left to Tyji Armstrong for 6 yards (tackle by Jamir Miller) 0 3 0 0 34.3
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail DAL CRD EPB EPA Win%
2nd Quarter
2 1:52 3 1 DAL 49 Troy Aikman pass complete left to Michael Irvin for 20 yards (tackle by Aeneas Williams) 0 3 0 0 40.7
2 1 10 CRD 31 Troy Aikman pass complete right to Michael Irvin for 13 yards 0 3 0 0 40.7
2 1 10 CRD 18 Emmitt Smith left for 8 yards (tackle by Eric Swann and Matt Darby) 0 3 0 0 40.7
2 2 2 CRD 10 Emmitt Smith right for 1 yard (tackle by Michael Bankston and Seth Joyner) 0 3 0 0 40.7
2 3 1 CRD 9 Troy Aikman middle for no gain. Troy Aikman fumbles, recovered by Eric Swann 0 3 0 0 40.7
2 12:27 1 10 CRD 11 Boomer Esiason pass complete left to Rob Moore for 49 yards (tackle by Alundis Brice) 0 3 0 0 35.9
2 1 10 DAL 40 Boomer Esiason sacked by Chad Hennings for -5 yards. Boomer Esiason fumbles, recovered by Broderick Thomas 0 3 0 0 35.9
2 11:41 1 10 DAL 45 Troy Aikman pass incomplete left intended for Emmitt Smith 0 3 0 0 36.3
2 2 10 DAL 45 Emmitt Smith left for -1 yards (tackle by Simeon Rice) 0 3 0 0 36.3
2 3 11 DAL 44 Troy Aikman pass complete right to Michael Irvin for 21 yards (tackle by Aeneas Williams and Brent Alexander) 0 3 0 0 36.3
2 1 10 CRD 35 Emmitt Smith middle for 2 yards (tackle by Simeon Rice and Bernard Wilson) 0 3 0 0 36.3
2 2 8 CRD 33 Penalty on Michael Irvin: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 0 3 0 0 36.3
2 2 13 CRD 38 Troy Aikman pass complete left to Emmitt Smith for -1 yards (tackle by Seth Joyner) 0 3 0 0 36.3
2 3 14 CRD 39 Troy Aikman pass incomplete right intended for Michael Irvin (defended by Aeneas Williams) 0 3 0 0 36.3
2 4 14 CRD 39 John Jett punts 34 yards 0 3 0 0 36.3
2 8:11 1 10 CRD 5 Leeland McElroy middle for 2 yards (tackle by Tony Casillas) 0 3 0 0 37.7
2 2 8 CRD 7 Boomer Esiason pass complete left to Rob Moore for 12 yards (tackle by Alundis Brice) 0 3 0 0 37.7
2 1 10 CRD 19 Leeland McElroy right for 13 yards (tackle by Fred Strickland) 0 3 0 0 37.7
2 1 10 CRD 32 Leeland McElroy middle for 12 yards (tackle by George Teague) 0 3 0 0 37.7
2 1 10 CRD 44 Boomer Esiason pass complete middle to Frank Sanders for 12 yards (tackle by George Teague) 0 3 0 0 37.7
2 1 10 DAL 44 Leeland McElroy right for 1 yard (tackle by Randall Godfrey and Tony Casillas) 0 3 0 0 37.7
2 2 9 DAL 43 Boomer Esiason pass incomplete intended for Frank Sanders is intercepted by George Teague 0 3 0 0 37.7
2 4:08 1 10 DAL 29 Troy Aikman pass incomplete left intended for Michael Irvin (defended by Aeneas Williams) 0 3 0 0 39.6
2 2 10 DAL 29 Troy Aikman pass complete right to Kevin Williams for 9 yards (tackle by Ronnie Bradford) 0 3 0 0 39.6
2 3 1 DAL 38 Sherman Williams middle for -1 yards (tackle by Brad Ottis and Bernard Wilson) 0 3 0 0 39.6
2 4 2 DAL 37 John Jett punts 53 yards, returned by Anthony Edwards for 3 yards (tackle by Jim Schwantz) 0 3 0 0 39.6
2 2:25 1 10 CRD 13 Larry Centers middle for 9 yards (tackle by Darrin Smith and Jim Schwantz) 0 3 0 0 40.4
2 2 1 CRD 22 Timeout #1 by Dallas Cowboys 0 3 0 0
2 2 1 CRD 22 Larry Centers middle for 3 yards (tackle by Shante Carver and Darrin Smith) 0 3 0 0 40.4
2 1 10 CRD 25 Boomer Esiason pass incomplete middle intended for Frank Sanders 0 3 0 0 40.4
2 2 10 CRD 25 Larry Centers middle for 8 yards (tackle by Darrin Smith and Roger Harper) 0 3 0 0 40.4
2 3 2 CRD 33 Boomer Esiason pass complete left to Larry Centers for 3 yards (tackle by Wendell Davis) 0 3 0 0 40.4
2 1 10 CRD 36 Timeout #1 by Arizona Cardinals 0 3 0 0
2 1 10 CRD 36 Boomer Esiason pass complete right to Stevie Anderson for 17 yards. Penalty on Frank Sanders: Illegal Motion, 5 yards (no play) 0 3 0 0 40.4
2 1 15 CRD 48 Boomer Esiason pass incomplete left intended for Rob Moore (defended by Wendell Davis) 0 3 0 0 40.4
2 2 15 CRD 48 Boomer Esiason pass complete right to Anthony Edwards for 12 yards (tackle by Darren Woodson and Godfrey Myles) 0 3 0 0 40.4
2 3 3 DAL 40 Boomer Esiason pass complete middle to Frank Sanders for 5 yards (tackle by George Teague) 0 3 0 0 40.4
2 1 10 DAL 35 Timeout #2 by Arizona Cardinals 0 3 0 0
2 1 10 DAL 35 Boomer Esiason pass complete left to Rob Moore for 25 yards (tackle by Wendell Davis) 0 3 0 0 40.4
2 1 10 DAL 10 Boomer Esiason pass incomplete left intended for Rob Moore 0 3 0 0 40.4
2 2 10 DAL 10 Kevin Butler 28 yard field goal good 0 6 0 0 52.4
2 0:02 CRD 30 Kevin Butler kicks off 56 yards 0 6 0 0 54.2
End of Half0600
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail DAL CRD EPB EPA Win%
3rd Quarter
3 15:00 CRD 30 Kevin Butler kicks off 59 yards, returned by Kevin Williams for 39 yards 0 6 0 0 54.2
3 1 10 DAL 50 Emmitt Smith left for 1 yard (tackle by Aeneas Williams) 0 6 0 0 54.2
3 2 9 CRD 49 Emmitt Smith right for -4 yards (tackle by Eric Swann) 0 6 0 0 54.2
3 3 13 DAL 47 Troy Aikman pass complete left to Eric Bjornson for 11 yards (tackle by Tito Paul) 0 6 0 0 54.2
3 4 2 CRD 42 John Jett punts 34 yards, returned by Anthony Edwards for 8 yards (tackle by Jim Schwantz) 0 6 0 0 54.2
3 12:53 1 10 CRD 16 Leeland McElroy middle for 9 yards (tackle by Darren Woodson) 0 6 0 0 55.9
3 2 1 CRD 25 Boomer Esiason sacked by Tony Tolbert for -6 yards 0 6 0 0 55.9
3 3 7 CRD 19 Boomer Esiason pass incomplete left intended for Leeland McElroy 0 6 0 0 55.9
3 4 7 CRD 19 Jeff Feagles punts 55 yards, returned by Kelvin Martin for 6 yards (tackle by Wesley Leasy) 0 6 0 0 55.9
3 11:25 1 10 DAL 32 Emmitt Smith middle for 11 yards (tackle by Matt Darby) 0 6 0 0 57.1
3 1 10 DAL 43 Emmitt Smith left for 1 yard (tackle by Aeneas Williams and Jamir Miller) 0 6 0 0 57.1
3 2 9 DAL 44 Troy Aikman pass complete left to Michael Irvin for 55 yards (tackle by Matt Darby) 0 6 0 0 57.1
3 1 1 CRD 1 Emmitt Smith middle for no gain (tackle by Seth Joyner) 0 6 0 0 57.1
3 2 1 CRD 1 Emmitt Smith middle for -4 yards (tackle by Simeon Rice). Emmitt Smith fumbles, recovered by Matt Darby 0 6 0 0 57.1
3 9:13 1 10 CRD 5 Leeland McElroy right for no gain (tackle by Chad Hennings and Darrin Smith) 0 6 0 0 59.1
3 2 10 CRD 5 Larry Centers left for 3 yards (tackle by Randall Godfrey and Shante Carver) 0 6 0 0 59.1
3 3 7 CRD 8 Penalty on Wendell Davis: Pass Interference, 22 yards (no play) 0 6 0 0 59.1
3 1 10 CRD 30 Leeland McElroy right for 32 yards (tackle by Randall Godfrey). Leeland McElroy fumbles, recovered by Deion Sanders 0 6 0 0 59.1
3 7:27 1 10 DAL 32 Troy Aikman pass complete left to Michael Irvin for 9 yards (tackle by Aeneas Williams) 0 6 0 0 60.8
3 2 1 DAL 41 Emmitt Smith middle for 4 yards (tackle by Seth Joyner and Jerry Drake) 0 6 0 0 60.8
3 1 10 DAL 45 Emmitt Smith middle for no gain (tackle by Brad Ottis and Eric Hill) 0 6 0 0 60.8
3 2 10 DAL 45 Penalty on Jerry Drake: Offside, 5 yards (no play) 0 6 0 0 60.8
3 2 5 DAL 50 Troy Aikman pass complete left to Michael Irvin for 50 yards, touchdown 6 6 0 0 32.5
3 Chris Boniol kicks extra point good 7 6 0 0 28.3
3 5:07 DAL 30 Chris Boniol kicks off 64 yards, returned by Leeland McElroy for 22 yards 7 6 0 0 28.9
3 1 10 CRD 28 Leeland McElroy right for 4 yards (tackle by Darrin Smith and Fred Strickland) 7 6 0 0 28.9
3 2 6 CRD 32 Boomer Esiason pass complete middle to Leeland McElroy for -6 yards (tackle by Ray Childress) 7 6 0 0 28.9
3 3 12 CRD 26 Boomer Esiason pass complete left to Frank Sanders for 17 yards 7 6 0 0 28.9
3 1 10 CRD 43 Boomer Esiason pass incomplete left intended for Rob Moore 7 6 0 0 28.9
3 2 10 CRD 43 Larry Centers right for no gain (tackle by Darrin Smith) 7 6 0 0 28.9
3 3 10 CRD 43 Boomer Esiason pass incomplete right intended for Stevie Anderson 7 6 0 0 28.9
3 4 10 CRD 43 Jeff Feagles punts 54 yards 7 6 0 0 28.9
3 2:18 1 10 DAL 4 Emmitt Smith middle for 1 yard (tackle by Jerry Drake) 7 6 0 0 29.6
3 2 9 DAL 5 Troy Aikman pass incomplete left intended for Michael Irvin 7 6 0 0 29.6
3 3 9 DAL 5 Troy Aikman pass incomplete left intended for Kevin Williams (defended by Ronnie Bradford) 7 6 0 0 29.6
3 4 9 DAL 5 John Jett punts 56 yards 7 6 0 0 29.6
3 1:23 1 10 CRD 39 Larry Centers right for 3 yards (tackle by Randall Godfrey) 7 6 0 0 29.8
3 2 7 CRD 42 Leeland McElroy right for 1 yard (tackle by Broderick Thomas and Fred Strickland) 7 6 0 0 29.8
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail DAL CRD EPB EPA Win%
4th Quarter
4 1:23 3 6 CRD 43 Boomer Esiason pass complete right to Larry Centers for 7 yards 7 6 0 0 27.9
4 1 10 CRD 50 Leeland McElroy middle for 5 yards (tackle by Chad Hennings and Shante Carver) 7 6 0 0 27.9
4 2 5 DAL 45 Boomer Esiason pass complete right to Cedric Smith for 2 yards (tackle by George Teague) 7 6 0 0 27.9
4 3 3 DAL 43 Boomer Esiason pass incomplete left intended for Rob Moore 7 6 0 0 27.9
4 4 3 DAL 43 Jeff Feagles punts 43 yards, touchback 7 6 0 0 27.9
4 12:57 1 10 DAL 20 Troy Aikman pass complete left to Michael Irvin for 12 yards (tackle by Aeneas Williams) 7 6 0 0 30.7
4 1 10 DAL 32 Troy Aikman pass incomplete left intended for Daryl Johnston 7 6 0 0 30.7
4 2 10 DAL 32 Emmitt Smith middle for 3 yards (tackle by Jamir Miller and Eric Hill) 7 6 0 0 30.7
4 3 7 DAL 35 Emmitt Smith left for 4 yards (tackle by Eric Swann) 7 6 0 0 30.7
4 4 3 DAL 39 John Jett punts 37 yards 7 6 0 0 30.7
4 10:39 1 10 CRD 24 Penalty on Lomas Brown: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 7 6 0 0 31.3
4 1 15 CRD 19 Boomer Esiason pass incomplete is intercepted by Darren Woodson and returned for 7 yards, lateral to Deion Sanders for 1 yard 7 6 0 0 31.3
4 10:31 1 10 CRD 23 Sherman Williams left for 4 yards (tackle by Bernard Wilson and Eric Hill) 7 6 0 0 31.3
4 2 6 CRD 19 Sherman Williams left for 5 yards (tackle by Eric Hill and Eric Swann) 7 6 0 0 31.3
4 3 1 CRD 14 Daryl Johnston left for no gain (tackle by Eric Hill and Jamir Miller) 7 6 0 0 31.3
4 4 1 CRD 14 Chris Boniol 31 yard field goal good 10 6 0 0 15.4
4 8:41 DAL 30 Chris Boniol kicks off 68 yards, returned by Leeland McElroy for 28 yards. Penalty on Wesley Leasy: Holding, 10 yards 10 6 0 0 14.5
4 1 10 CRD 20 Leeland McElroy right for 4 yards (tackle by Randall Godfrey) 10 6 0 0 14.5
4 2 6 CRD 24 Leeland McElroy left for 2 yards (tackle by Fred Strickland and Tony Tolbert) 10 6 0 0 14.5
4 3 4 CRD 26 Penalty on Shante Carver: Offside, 5 yards (no play) 10 6 0 0 14.5
4 1 10 CRD 31 Boomer Esiason pass incomplete right intended for Frank Sanders 10 6 0 0 14.5
4 2 10 CRD 31 Penalty on Anthony Edwards: Illegal Crackback, 15 yards (no play) 10 6 0 0 14.5
4 2 25 CRD 16 Boomer Esiason pass complete left to Frank Sanders for 34 yards (tackle by Jim Schwantz and Roger Harper) 10 6 0 0 14.5
4 1 10 CRD 50 Leeland McElroy right for no gain (tackle by Darren Woodson and Randall Godfrey) 10 6 0 0 14.5
4 2 10 CRD 50 Boomer Esiason pass incomplete 10 6 0 0 14.5
4 3 10 CRD 50 Boomer Esiason pass incomplete right intended for Rob Moore 10 6 0 0 14.5
4 4 10 CRD 50 Jeff Feagles punts 50 yards, touchback 10 6 0 0 14.5
4 5:01 1 10 DAL 20 Emmitt Smith middle for 1 yard (tackle by Michael Bankston and Seth Joyner) 10 6 0 0 10.9
4 2 9 DAL 21 Troy Aikman pass incomplete 10 6 0 0 10.9
4 3 9 DAL 21 Troy Aikman pass complete left to Kevin Williams for 11 yards (tackle by Ronnie Bradford) 10 6 0 0 10.9
4 1 10 DAL 32 Emmitt Smith left for 6 yards (tackle by Aeneas Williams) 10 6 0 0 10.9
4 2 4 DAL 38 Emmitt Smith right for 2 yards (tackle by Aeneas Williams and Eric Hill) 10 6 0 0 10.9
4 3 2 DAL 40 Emmitt Smith middle for 2 yards (tackle by Eric Swann and Jamir Miller) 10 6 0 0 10.9
4 1 10 DAL 42 Daryl Johnston middle for 1 yard (tackle by Eric Swann and Simeon Rice) 10 6 0 0 10.9
4 2 9 DAL 43 Timeout #1 by Arizona Cardinals 10 6 0 0
4 2 9 DAL 43 Troy Aikman pass complete left to Michael Irvin for 18 yards (tackle by Aeneas Williams) 10 6 0 0 10.9
4 1 10 CRD 39 Emmitt Smith middle for 1 yard (tackle by Michael Bankston and Seth Joyner) 10 6 0 0 10.9
4 2 9 CRD 38 Timeout #2 by Arizona Cardinals 10 6 0 0
4 2 9 CRD 38 Emmitt Smith right for 3 yards (tackle by Eric Hill and Eric Swann) 10 6 0 0 10.9
4 3 6 CRD 35 Timeout #3 by Arizona Cardinals 10 6 0 0
4 3 6 CRD 35 Penalty on Eric Hill: Offside, 5 yards (no play) 10 6 0 0 10.9
4 3 1 CRD 30 Troy Aikman middle for 2 yards (tackle by Bernard Wilson) 10 6 0 0 10.9
4 1 10 CRD 28 Troy Aikman middle for -1 yards 10 6 0 0 10.9
End of Regulation10600
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).