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Dallas Cowboys 37 at Pittsburgh Steelers 7

Sunday, August 31, 1997
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Dallas Cowboys (6-10-0)01717337
Pittsburgh Steelers (11-5-0)00077

Game Info
Stadium Three Rivers Stadium
Start Time (ET) 1:00pm
Roof outdoors
Surface astroturf
Weather 66 degrees relative humidity 76%, wind 4 mph
Vegas Line Dallas Cowboys -1.0
Over/Under 39.5 (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 DAL PIT EPB EPA Win%
1st Quarter
1 15:00 PIT 30 Norm Johnson kicks off 63 yards, returned by Herschel Walker for 22 yards 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 DAL 29 Troy Aikman pass incomplete left intended for Anthony Miller 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 10 DAL 29 Penalty on Donnell Woolford: Holding, 5 yards (no play) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 DAL 34 Emmitt Smith middle for 2 yards (tackle by Levon Kirkland and Greg Lloyd) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 8 DAL 36 Emmitt Smith left for 2 yards (tackle by Earl Holmes) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 6 DAL 38 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 21 DAL 23 Troy Aikman pass complete middle to Emmitt Smith for 8 yards (tackle by Levon Kirkland) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 4 13 DAL 31 Toby Gowin punts 54 yards, returned by Will Blackwell for 7 yards (tackle by Charlie Williams) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 12:03 1 10 PIT 22 Kordell Stewart pass incomplete right intended for Charles Johnson 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 10 PIT 22 Jerome Bettis middle for 4 yards (tackle by Tony Tolbert and Tony Casillas) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 6 PIT 26 Kordell Stewart sacked by Antonio Anderson and Chad Hennings for -5 yards 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 4 11 PIT 21 Josh Miller punts 56 yards, returned by Deion Sanders for 7 yards. Penalty on Charlie Williams: Illegal Block, 10 yards 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 10:50 1 10 DAL 20 Troy Aikman pass complete left to Eric Bjornson for 4 yards (tackle by Earl Holmes and Greg Lloyd) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 6 DAL 24 Emmitt Smith middle for -2 yards (tackle by Earl Holmes and Greg Lloyd) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 8 DAL 22 Troy Aikman pass incomplete left intended for Michael Irvin 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 4 8 DAL 22 Toby Gowin punts 40 yards 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 9:18 1 10 PIT 38 Jerome Bettis middle for 4 yards (tackle by Tony Casillas and Shante Carver) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 6 PIT 42 Kordell Stewart pass complete right to Yancey Thigpen for 7 yards 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 PIT 49 Jerome Bettis middle for 1 yard (tackle by Fred Strickland and Tony Tolbert) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 9 PIT 50 Jerome Bettis middle for 2 yards (tackle by Chad Hennings and Shante Carver) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 7 DAL 48 Kordell Stewart pass incomplete left intended for Will Blackwell 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 4 7 DAL 48 Josh Miller punts 36 yards 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 6:37 1 10 DAL 12 Emmitt Smith middle for 3 yards (tackle by Levon Kirkland and Earl Holmes) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 7 DAL 15 Emmitt Smith right for 1 yard (tackle by Levon Kirkland and Kevin Henry) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 6 DAL 16 Troy Aikman pass incomplete left intended for Anthony Miller 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 4 6 DAL 16 Toby Gowin punts 51 yards, returned by Will Blackwell for 51 yards (tackle by Billy Davis) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 5:02 1 10 PIT 31 Jerome Bettis left for 9 yards (tackle by Deion Sanders and Darren Woodson) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 1 PIT 40 Jerome Bettis left for 4 yards (tackle by Randall Godfrey) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 PIT 44 Kordell Stewart pass incomplete right intended for Yancey Thigpen 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 10 PIT 44 Kordell Stewart middle for 4 yards (tackle by Broderick Thomas and Dexter Coakley) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 6 PIT 48 Kordell Stewart pass incomplete left intended for George Jones 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 4 6 PIT 48 Josh Miller punts 42 yards, returned by Kevin Mathis for 9 yards (tackle by Myron Bell) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2:41 1 10 DAL 19 Troy Aikman pass complete right to Emmitt Smith for 5 yards (tackle by Carnell Lake and Jason Gildon) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 5 DAL 24 Troy Aikman pass complete left to Daryl Johnston for 18 yards (tackle by Greg Lloyd) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 DAL 42 Emmitt Smith right for 3 yards (tackle by Joel Steed and Levon Kirkland) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 7 DAL 45 Troy Aikman pass complete right to Michael Irvin for 9 yards (tackle by Donnell Woolford) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 PIT 46 Troy Aikman pass incomplete left intended for Eric Bjornson (defended by Chad Scott) 0 0 0 0 0.0
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail DAL PIT EPB EPA Win%
2nd Quarter
2 2:41 2 10 PIT 46 Troy Aikman pass incomplete left intended for Anthony Miller 0 0 0 0 0.0
2 3 10 PIT 46 Troy Aikman pass complete middle to Anthony Miller for 31 yards (tackle by Randy Fuller) 0 0 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 PIT 15 Emmitt Smith right for 3 yards (tackle by Levon Kirkland) 0 0 0 0 0.0
2 2 7 PIT 12 Troy Aikman pass incomplete left intended for Eric Bjornson 0 0 0 0 0.0
2 3 7 PIT 12 Troy Aikman pass complete middle to Anthony Miller for 12 yards, touchdown 6 0 0 0 0.0
2 Richie Cunningham kicks extra point good 7 0 0 0 0.0
2 15:00 DAL 30 Toby Gowin kicks off 70 yards, touchback 7 0 0 0 0.0
2 13:25 DAL 30 Toby Gowin kicks off 62 yards, returned by Will Blackwell for 13 yards 7 0 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 PIT 21 Jerome Bettis left for 5 yards (tackle by Chad Hennings) 7 0 0 0 0.0
2 2 5 PIT 26 Jerome Bettis left for 2 yards (tackle by Darren Woodson) 7 0 0 0 0.0
2 3 3 PIT 28 Kordell Stewart pass complete right to Courtney Hawkins for 7 yards (tackle by Brock Marion) 7 0 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 PIT 35 Kordell Stewart pass complete right to Yancey Thigpen for 11 yards 7 0 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 PIT 46 Kordell Stewart pass complete right to Mark Bruener for -1 yards. Mark Bruener fumbles, recovered by Jerome Bettis 7 0 0 0 0.0
2 2 11 PIT 45 Kordell Stewart pass complete left to Courtney Hawkins for 14 yards (tackle by Omar Stoutmire) 7 0 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 DAL 41 Kordell Stewart pass incomplete left intended for Charles Johnson (defended by Deion Sanders) 7 0 0 0 0.0
2 2 10 DAL 41 Kordell Stewart pass incomplete left intended for Yancey Thigpen 7 0 0 0 0.0
2 3 10 DAL 41 Kordell Stewart pass incomplete left intended for Yancey Thigpen 7 0 0 0 0.0
2 4 10 DAL 41 Josh Miller punts 41 yards, touchback 7 0 0 0 0.0
2 8:56 1 10 DAL 20 Troy Aikman pass complete left to Emmitt Smith for 12 yards (tackle by Chad Scott) 7 0 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 DAL 32 Emmitt Smith right for 4 yards (tackle by Joel Steed and Carnell Lake) 7 0 0 0 0.0
2 2 6 DAL 36 Troy Aikman pass complete right to Michael Irvin for 9 yards (tackle by Donnell Woolford) 7 0 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 DAL 45 Emmitt Smith left for 9 yards (tackle by Nolan Harrison) 7 0 0 0 0.0
2 2 1 PIT 46 Emmitt Smith left for -1 yards (tackle by Earl Holmes) 7 0 0 0 0.0
2 3 2 PIT 47 Timeout #1 by Dallas Cowboys 7 0 0 0
2 3 2 PIT 47 Troy Aikman pass complete right to Eric Bjornson for 5 yards (tackle by Darren Perry) 7 0 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 PIT 42 Troy Aikman pass complete right to Michael Irvin for 42 yards, touchdown 13 0 0 0 0.0
2 Richie Cunningham kicks extra point good 14 0 0 0 0.0
2 5:12 DAL 30 Toby Gowin kicks off 67 yards, returned by Will Blackwell for 17 yards 14 0 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 PIT 20 George Jones middle for 5 yards (tackle by Shante Carver) 14 0 0 0 0.0
2 2 5 PIT 25 Kordell Stewart pass complete right to Yancey Thigpen for 15 yards 14 0 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 PIT 40 14 0 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 DAL 45 George Jones right for 3 yards (tackle by Randall Godfrey and Tony Tolbert) 14 0 0 0 0.0
2 2 7 DAL 42 George Jones left for no gain (tackle by Deion Sanders) 14 0 0 0 0.0
2 3 7 DAL 42 George Jones left for 2 yards (tackle by Brock Marion) 14 0 0 0 0.0
2 4 5 DAL 40 Penalty on Tim Lester: Holding, 10 yards (no play) 14 0 0 0 0.0
2 4 15 PIT 50 Penalty on Brock Marion: Offside, 5 yards (no play) 14 0 0 0 0.0
2 4 10 DAL 45 Josh Miller punts 35 yards 14 0 0 0 0.0
2 1:31 1 10 DAL 11 Emmitt Smith middle for 6 yards (tackle by Carnell Lake) 14 0 0 0 0.0
2 2 4 DAL 17 Emmitt Smith right for no gain (tackle by Levon Kirkland) 14 0 0 0 0.0
2 3 4 DAL 17 Timeout #1 by Pittsburgh Steelers 14 0 0 0
2 3 4 DAL 17 Troy Aikman pass complete left to Michael Irvin for 55 yards (tackle by Chad Scott) 14 0 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 PIT 28 Timeout #2 by Dallas Cowboys 14 0 0 0
2 1 10 PIT 28 Troy Aikman pass complete middle to Daryl Johnston for 8 yards (tackle by Earl Holmes) 14 0 0 0 0.0
2 2 2 PIT 20 Penalty on Michael Irvin: Unnecessary Roughness, 15 yards (no play) 14 0 0 0 0.0
2 2 17 PIT 35 Richie Cunningham 53 yard field goal good 17 0 0 0 0.0
End of Half17000
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail DAL PIT EPB EPA Win%
3rd Quarter
3 15:00 DAL 30 Toby Gowin kicks off 70 yards, touchback 17 0 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 PIT 20 Jerome Bettis middle for 8 yards (tackle by Dexter Coakley) 17 0 0 0 0.0
3 2 2 PIT 28 Jerome Bettis middle for 5 yards (tackle by Chad Hennings and Randall Godfrey) 17 0 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 PIT 33 Kordell Stewart pass incomplete left intended for Yancey Thigpen (defended by Deion Sanders) 17 0 0 0 0.0
3 2 10 PIT 33 Kordell Stewart pass complete right to Charles Johnson for 8 yards (tackle by Darren Woodson) 17 0 0 0 0.0
3 3 2 PIT 41 Kordell Stewart pass incomplete intended for Courtney Hawkins is intercepted by Dexter Coakley and returned for 6 yards 17 0 0 0 0.0
3 12:58 1 10 PIT 37 Troy Aikman pass incomplete middle intended for Anthony Miller (defended by Levon Kirkland) 17 0 0 0 0.0
3 2 10 PIT 37 Emmitt Smith middle for 5 yards (tackle by Chad Scott) 17 0 0 0 0.0
3 3 5 PIT 32 Troy Aikman pass complete middle to Daryl Johnston for 18 yards (tackle by Carnell Lake and Randy Fuller) 17 0 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 PIT 14 Emmitt Smith left for -1 yards (tackle by Earl Holmes) 17 0 0 0 0.0
3 2 11 PIT 15 Troy Aikman pass complete left to Michael Irvin for 15 yards, touchdown 23 0 0 0 0.0
3 Richie Cunningham kicks extra point good 24 0 0 0 0.0
3 10:42 DAL 30 Toby Gowin kicks off 70 yards. Mark Bruener fumbles, recovered by Donta Jones 24 0 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 PIT 21 Jerome Bettis right for 4 yards (tackle by Shante Carver and Tony Tolbert) 24 0 0 0 0.0
3 2 6 PIT 25 Jerome Bettis middle for -2 yards. Jerome Bettis fumbles, recovered by Brock Marion 24 0 0 0 0.0
3 9:45 1 10 PIT 10 Emmitt Smith left for 1 yard (tackle by Greg Lloyd) 24 0 0 0 0.0
3 2 9 PIT 9 Troy Aikman pass incomplete right intended for Michael Irvin 24 0 0 0 0.0
3 3 9 PIT 9 Emmitt Smith left for 3 yards (tackle by Darren Perry) 24 0 0 0 0.0
3 4 6 PIT 6 Richie Cunningham 24 yard field goal good 27 0 0 0 0.0
3 8:40 DAL 30 Toby Gowin kicks off 70 yards, touchback 27 0 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 PIT 20 Kordell Stewart pass complete right to Charles Johnson for 11 yards 27 0 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 PIT 31 Kordell Stewart pass incomplete left intended for Charles Johnson 27 0 0 0 0.0
3 2 10 PIT 31 (no play) 27 0 0 0 0.0
3 2 20 PIT 21 Kordell Stewart sacked by Chad Hennings for -8 yards 27 0 0 0 0.0
3 3 28 PIT 13 Kordell Stewart pass incomplete middle intended for Will Blackwell (defended by Brock Marion) 27 0 0 0 0.0
3 4 28 PIT 13 Josh Miller punts 52 yards, returned by Deion Sanders for 38 yards (tackle by Josh Miller) 27 0 0 0 0.0
3 6:35 1 10 PIT 27 Emmitt Smith right for 2 yards (tackle by Chad Scott) 27 0 0 0 0.0
3 2 8 PIT 25 Troy Aikman pass incomplete left intended for Michael Irvin 27 0 0 0 0.0
3 3 8 PIT 25 Troy Aikman pass complete middle to Daryl Johnston for 8 yards (tackle by Randy Fuller and Greg Lloyd) 27 0 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 PIT 17 Emmitt Smith middle for 4 yards (tackle by Darren Perry) 27 0 0 0 0.0
3 2 6 PIT 13 Troy Aikman pass complete right to Daryl Johnston for 13 yards, touchdown 33 0 0 0 0.0
3 Richie Cunningham kicks extra point good 34 0 0 0 0.0
3 4:24 DAL 30 Toby Gowin kicks off 70 yards, returned by Will Blackwell for 28 yards 34 0 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 PIT 27 Jerome Bettis middle for 8 yards (tackle by Brock Marion) 34 0 0 0 0.0
3 2 2 PIT 35 Jerome Bettis middle for 6 yards (tackle by Omar Stoutmire) 34 0 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 PIT 41 Jerome Bettis left for 3 yards (tackle by Tony Casillas and Antonio Anderson) 34 0 0 0 0.0
3 2 7 PIT 44 Kordell Stewart pass incomplete right intended for Will Blackwell 34 0 0 0 0.0
3 3 7 PIT 44 Timeout #1 by Dallas Cowboys 34 0 0 0
3 3 7 PIT 44 Kordell Stewart pass incomplete right intended for Charles Johnson 34 0 0 0 0.0
3 4 7 PIT 44 Josh Miller punts 56 yards, touchback 34 0 0 0 0.0
3 2:10 1 10 DAL 20 Emmitt Smith middle for no gain (tackle by Nolan Harrison). Penalty on Nolan Harrison: Face Mask, 15 yards 34 0 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 DAL 35 Emmitt Smith middle for 2 yards (tackle by Darren Perry) 34 0 0 0 0.0
3 2 8 DAL 37 Penalty on Jason Gildon: Pass Interference, 4 yards (no play) 34 0 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 DAL 41 Emmitt Smith middle for 8 yards (tackle by Earl Holmes) 34 0 0 0 0.0
3 2 2 DAL 49 Daryl Johnston middle for 3 yards (tackle by Joel Steed and Orpheus Roye) 34 0 0 0 0.0
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail DAL PIT EPB EPA Win%
4th Quarter
4 2:10 1 10 PIT 48 Emmitt Smith right for 8 yards (tackle by Darren Perry and Greg Lloyd) 34 0 0 0 0.0
4 2 2 PIT 40 Emmitt Smith middle for 3 yards (tackle by Carnell Lake and Earl Holmes) 34 0 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 PIT 37 Troy Aikman pass complete left to Michael Irvin for 16 yards (tackle by Chad Scott) 34 0 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 PIT 21 Emmitt Smith right for 5 yards (tackle by Darren Perry and Earl Holmes) 34 0 0 0 0.0
4 2 5 PIT 16 Emmitt Smith left for no gain (tackle by Greg Lloyd) 34 0 0 0 0.0
4 3 5 PIT 16 Timeout #2 by Dallas Cowboys 34 0 0 0
4 3 5 PIT 16 Troy Aikman pass complete left to Michael Irvin for 7 yards (tackle by Chad Scott) 34 0 0 0 0.0
4 1 9 PIT 9 Emmitt Smith right for -1 yards (tackle by Donnell Woolford) 34 0 0 0 0.0
4 2 10 PIT 10 Troy Aikman pass incomplete left intended for David LaFleur (defended by Earl Holmes) 34 0 0 0 0.0
4 3 10 PIT 10 Troy Aikman pass incomplete left intended for Michael Irvin (defended by Chad Scott) 34 0 0 0 0.0
4 4 10 PIT 10 Richie Cunningham 28 yard field goal good 37 0 0 0 0.0
4 10:30 DAL 30 Toby Gowin kicks off 65 yards, returned by Will Blackwell for 34 yards 37 0 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 PIT 39 Kordell Stewart pass incomplete right intended for Courtney Hawkins 37 0 0 0 0.0
4 2 10 PIT 39 Kordell Stewart pass complete left to George Jones for 4 yards (tackle by Shante Carver) 37 0 0 0 0.0
4 3 6 PIT 43 Kordell Stewart pass incomplete left intended for Will Blackwell 37 0 0 0 0.0
4 4 6 PIT 43 Josh Miller punts 57 yards, touchback 37 0 0 0 0.0
4 9:09 1 10 DAL 20 Sherman Williams middle for 1 yard (tackle by Levon Kirkland and Greg Lloyd) 37 0 0 0 0.0
4 2 9 DAL 21 Sherman Williams right for 2 yards (tackle by Jason Gildon and Levon Kirkland) 37 0 0 0 0.0
4 3 7 DAL 23 Wade Wilson pass incomplete 37 0 0 0 0.0
4 4 7 DAL 23 Toby Gowin punts 40 yards, returned by Will Blackwell for 15 yards (tackle by Bill Bates) 37 0 0 0 0.0
4 7:41 1 10 DAL 48 Kordell Stewart pass complete right to Courtney Hawkins for 11 yards (tackle by Kevin Mathis) 37 0 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 DAL 37 George Jones middle for 3 yards (tackle by Omar Stoutmire and Broderick Thomas) 37 0 0 0 0.0
4 2 7 DAL 34 Penalty on Randall Godfrey: Holding, 5 yards (no play) 37 0 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 DAL 29 George Jones right for 1 yard (tackle by Hurvin McCormack and Vinson Smith) 37 0 0 0 0.0
4 2 9 DAL 28 Kordell Stewart sacked by Omar Stoutmire for -2 yards 37 0 0 0 0.0
4 3 11 DAL 30 Kordell Stewart pass complete left to Yancey Thigpen for 10 yards (tackle by Charlie Williams) 37 0 0 0 0.0
4 4 1 DAL 20 Penalty on Randall Godfrey: Offside, 5 yards (no play) 37 0 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 DAL 15 Kordell Stewart pass complete right to Jon Witman for 3 yards (tackle by Kevin Mathis) 37 0 0 0 0.0
4 2 7 DAL 12 George Jones left for 4 yards (tackle by Darryl Hardy and Kavika Pittman) 37 0 0 0 0.0
4 3 3 DAL 8 Penalty on Hurvin McCormack: Offside, 4 yards (no play) 37 0 0 0 0.0
4 1 4 DAL 4 Kordell Stewart pass complete right to Mark Bruener for 4 yards, touchdown 37 6 0 0 0.0
4 Norm Johnson kicks extra point good 37 7 0 0 0.0
4 3:04 PIT 30 Norm Johnson kicks off 70 yards, touchback 37 7 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 DAL 20 Sherman Williams middle for 5 yards (tackle by Jerry Olsavsky and Mike Vrabel) 37 7 0 0 0.0
4 2 5 DAL 25 Sherman Williams left for 3 yards (tackle by Jerry Olsavsky and Donta Jones) 37 7 0 0 0.0
4 3 2 DAL 28 Sherman Williams right for 5 yards (tackle by Steve Conley and Jerry Olsavsky) 37 7 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 DAL 33 Wade Wilson middle for -2 yards 37 7 0 0 0.0
4 2 12 DAL 31 Wade Wilson middle for -1 yards 37 7 0 0 0.0
End of Regulation37700
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).