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Dallas Cowboys 24 at New Orleans Saints 17

Saturday, December 19, 2009
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Dallas Cowboys (11-5-0)1437024
New Orleans Saints (13-3-0)0301417

Game Info
Stadium Louisiana Superdome
Start Time (ET) 8:22pm
Roof dome
Surface fieldturf
Duration 3:08
Attendance 70,213
Weather 49 degrees
Vegas Line New Orleans Saints -7.5
Over/Under 53.5 (under)
Officials
Referee Terry McAulay
Umpire Paul King
Umpire Paul King
Head Linesman Tony Veteri
Field Judge Terry Brown
Back Judge Gregory Steed
Side Judge Michael Banks
Line Judge Mark Steinkerchner

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

Starting Lineups

Pass Targets

Dallas Cowboys
Deep Left (1/2, 49 yards, 1 TD)
Targets Catches Yds TD
Miles Austin 2 1 49 1
Deep Middle (1/1, 25 yards)
Targets Catches Yds TD
Patrick Crayton 1 1 25 0
Deep Right (1/2, 17 yards)
Targets Catches Yds TD
Miles Austin 1 0 0 0
Kevin Ogletree 1 1 17 0
Short Left (7/12, 89 yards)
Targets Catches Yds TD
Miles Austin 4 2 39 0
Felix Jones 1 1 10 0
Kevin Ogletree 1 1 6 0
John Phillips 2 2 31 0
Roy Williams 1 0 0 0
Jason Witten 3 1 3 0
Short Middle (3/5, 38 yards)
Targets Catches Yds TD
Miles Austin 2 1 13 0
Roy Williams 1 0 0 0
Jason Witten 2 2 25 0
Short Right (9/12, 94 yards)
Targets Catches Yds TD
Miles Austin 4 3 38 0
Marion Barber 1 1 11 0
Sam Hurd 1 1 6 0
Felix Jones 1 0 0 0
John Phillips 1 1 9 0
Roy Williams 1 1 14 0
Jason Witten 3 2 16 0
New Orleans Saints
Deep Left (0/1, 0 yards)
Targets Catches Yds TD
Devery Henderson 1 0 0 0
Deep Middle (0/3, 0 yards)
Targets Catches Yds TD
Devery Henderson 2 0 0 0
David Thomas 1 0 0 0
Deep Right (0/3, 0 yards)
Targets Catches Yds TD
Marques Colston 2 0 0 0
Robert Meachem 1 0 0 0
Short Left (7/10, 66 yards)
Targets Catches Yds TD
Marques Colston 1 1 10 0
Devery Henderson 2 1 13 0
Robert Meachem 2 2 18 0
Lance Moore 1 0 0 0
David Thomas 1 1 13 0
Pierre Thomas 3 2 12 0
Short Middle (9/11, 96 yards)
Targets Catches Yds TD
Reggie Bush 1 1 16 0
Marques Colston 3 2 26 0
Devery Henderson 2 1 9 0
Robert Meachem 1 1 15 0
David Thomas 3 3 25 0
Pierre Thomas 1 1 5 0
Short Right (13/16, 136 yards, 1 TD)
Targets Catches Yds TD
Drew Brees 1 1 -4 0
Reggie Bush 2 1 1 0
Marques Colston 2 2 50 0
Devery Henderson 1 0 0 0
Robert Meachem 2 2 10 0
Lance Moore 1 1 7 1
David Thomas 5 4 39 0
Pierre Thomas 2 2 33 0

Rushing

Dallas Cowboys
LE (4 rushes, 9 yards, 1 TD)
Att Yds TD
Marion Barber 2 6 1
Felix Jones 2 3 0
LT (3 rushes, 17 yards)
Att Yds TD
Marion Barber 2 12 0
Felix Jones 1 5 0
LG (5 rushes, 18 yards, 1 TD)
Att Yds TD
Marion Barber 4 11 1
Tony Romo 1 7 0
MD (4 rushes, 31 yards)
Att Yds TD
Marion Barber 1 -1 0
Felix Jones 1 17 0
Tony Romo 2 15 0
RG (13 rushes, 43 yards)
Att Yds TD
Marion Barber 7 27 0
Felix Jones 6 16 0
RT (1 rush, 1 yard)
Att Yds TD
Felix Jones 1 1 0
RE (3 rushes, 16 yards)
Att Yds TD
Felix Jones 3 16 0
New Orleans Saints
LE (1 rush, 1 yard, 1 TD)
Att Yds TD
Mike Bell 1 1 1
LT (3 rushes, 31 yards)
Att Yds TD
Mike Bell 1 0 0
Reggie Bush 1 29 0
Pierre Thomas 1 2 0
LG (4 rushes, 13 yards)
Att Yds TD
Mike Bell 2 7 0
Pierre Thomas 2 6 0
MD (1 rush, 9 yards)
Att Yds TD
Drew Brees 1 9 0
RG (3 rushes, 12 yards)
Att Yds TD
Pierre Thomas 3 12 0
RT (0 rushes, 0 yards)RE (0 rushes, 0 yards)

Dallas Cowboys Drives

# Quarter Time LOS Plays Length Yds Result
1 13:10 DAL 21 5 1:46 79 Touchdown
2 9:43 DAL 40 8 4:28 60 Touchdown
3 3:12 DAL 8 11 6:05 54 Punt
4 7:23 DAL 17 6 3:28 13 Punt
5 1:53 DAL 4 5 0:31 17 Punt
6 0:45 NOR 24 5 0:41 -2 Field Goal
7 15:00 DAL 26 13 7:00 74 Touchdown
8 6:03 DAL 20 8 5:25 31 Punt
9 12:35 DAL 40 3 1:12 6 Punt
10 8:00 DAL 20 10 5:44 74 Missed FG
11 0:06 DAL 48 1 0:06 -1 End of Game

New Orleans Saints Drives

# Quarter Time LOS Plays Length Yds Result
1 15:00 NOR 20 3 1:50 9 Punt
2 11:24 NOR 29 3 1:41 7 Punt
3 5:15 NOR 20 4 2:03 19 Punt
4 12:07 NOR 9 12 4:44 75 Field Goal
5 3:55 NOR 10 6 2:02 49 Interception
6 1:22 NOR 30 2 0:37 -6 Fumble
7 0:04 NOR 36 1 0:04 -1 End of Half
8 8:00 DAL 36 5 1:57 -3 Punt
9 0:38 NOR 20 9 3:03 80 Touchdown
10 11:23 NOR 30 7 3:23 70 Touchdown
11 2:16 NOR 20 11 2:10 32 Fumble

Full Play-By-Play

Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail DAL NOR EPB EPA Win%
1st Quarter
1 DAL 30 David Buehler kicks off 77 yards, touchback 0 0 0 0.28 0.0
1 15:00 1 10 NOR 20 Drew Brees pass complete short right to Reggie Bush for 1 yard (tackle by Terence Newman) 0 0 0.28 -0.13 70.8
1 14:35 2 9 NOR 21 Drew Brees pass complete short middle to David Thomas for 2 yards (tackle by Bradie James) 0 0 -0.13 -0.56 69.6
1 13:50 3 7 NOR 23 Drew Brees pass complete short right to David Thomas for 6 yards (tackle by Orlando Scandrick) 0 0 -0.56 -1.44 67.1
1 13:10 4 1 NOR 29 Thomas Morstead punts 57 yards, returned by Patrick Crayton for 7 yards (tackle by Pierson Prioleau) 0 0 -1.44 -0.34 70.0
1 13:10 1 10 DAL 21 Marion Barber left tackle for 9 yards (tackle by Scott Shanle) 0 0 0.34 1.02 68.1
1 12:35 2 1 DAL 30 Felix Jones right guard for 11 yards (tackle by Randall Gay) 0 0 1.02 1.66 66.3
1 12:00 1 10 DAL 41 Tony Romo pass incomplete short right intended for Jason Witten (defended by Jonathan Vilma) 0 0 1.66 1.12 67.6
1 11:56 2 10 DAL 41 Tony Romo pass complete short left to Felix Jones for 10 yards (tackle by Darren Sharper) 0 0 1.12 2.32 64.3
1 11:33 1 10 NOR 49 Tony Romo pass complete deep left to Miles Austin for 49 yards, touchdown 6 0 2.32 7 53.3
1 Nick Folk kicks extra point good 7 0 0 0 0.0
1 DAL 30 David Buehler kicks off 56 yards, returned by Lynell Hamilton for 15 yards (tackle by Jason Williams) 7 0 0 0.87 0.0
1 11:19 1 10 NOR 29 Pierre Thomas right guard for 5 yards (tackle by Bradie James and Keith Brooking) 7 0 0.87 1 53.2
1 10:46 2 5 NOR 34 Pierre Thomas left tackle for 2 yards (tackle by Igor Olshansky) 7 0 1 0.56 51.6
1 10:06 3 3 NOR 36 Drew Brees pass incomplete short right intended for Reggie Bush 7 0 0.56 -0.98 46.6
1 9:59 4 3 NOR 36 Thomas Morstead punts 52 yards, returned by Patrick Crayton for 28 yards (tackle by Chris Reis) 7 0 -0.98 -1.6 44.7
1 9:43 1 10 DAL 40 Marion Barber left end for 4 yards (tackle by Will Smith) 7 0 1.6 1.59 44.6
1 9:07 2 6 DAL 44 Marion Barber right guard for 1 yard (tackle by Roman Harper and Jonathan Vilma) 7 0 1.59 1.03 46.1
1 8:25 3 5 DAL 45 Tony Romo pass complete short right to Roy E. Williams for 14 yards (tackle by Tracy Porter) 7 0 1.03 2.85 40.1
1 7:44 1 10 NOR 41 Tony Romo pass complete short left to Miles Austin for 26 yards (tackle by Malcolm Jenkins) 7 0 2.85 4.58 34.6
1 7:16 1 10 NOR 15 Marion Barber right guard for 4 yards (tackle by Jonathan Vilma) 7 0 4.58 4.64 34.2
1 6:38 2 6 NOR 11 Tony Romo pass complete short right to Miles Austin for 4 yards (tackle by DeMario Pressley) 7 0 4.64 4.68 33.8
1 6:38 3 2 NOR 7 -- 7 0 4.68 6.51 28.6
1 5:19 1 3 NOR 3 Marion Barber left guard for 3 yards, touchdown 13 0 6.51 7 29.3
1 Nick Folk kicks extra point good 14 0 0 0 0.0
1 DAL 30 David Buehler kicks off 76 yards, touchback 14 0 0 0.28 0.0
1 5:15 1 10 NOR 20 Reggie Bush left tackle for 29 yards (tackle by Mike Jenkins) 14 0 0.28 2.19 32.7
1 4:45 1 10 NOR 49 Mike Bell left guard for no gain (tackle by Jason Hatcher and Anthony Spencer) 14 0 2.19 1.65 30.8
1 4:07 2 10 NOR 49 Drew Brees sacked by Anthony Spencer for -10 yards 14 0 1.65 -0.36 25.0
1 3:30 3 20 NOR 39 Drew Brees pass incomplete deep middle intended for Devery Henderson 14 0 -0.36 -0.78 23.6
1 3:22 4 20 NOR 39 Thomas Morstead punts 53 yards 14 0 -0.78 0.38 26.5
1 3:12 1 10 DAL 8 Felix Jones right tackle for 1 yard (tackle by Scott Fujita) 14 0 -0.38 -0.71 27.4
1 2:27 2 9 DAL 9 Tony Romo pass complete short middle to Jason Witten for 21 yards (tackle by Roman Harper) 14 0 -0.71 0.94 22.6
1 1:48 1 10 DAL 30 Tony Romo pass incomplete short right intended for Felix Jones (defended by Roman Harper) 14 0 0.94 0.39 23.6
1 1:40 2 10 DAL 30 Felix Jones right guard for 2 yards (tackle by Scott Shanle and Jonathan Vilma) 14 0 0.39 -0.03 24.7
1 0:56 3 8 DAL 32 Tony Romo pass complete deep middle to Patrick Crayton for 25 yards (tackle by Darren Sharper) 14 0 -0.03 2.72 17.6
1 0:26 Timeout #1 by Dallas Cowboys 14 0 0 0
1 0:26 1 10 NOR 43 Tony Romo pass complete short right to Jason Witten for 7 yards (tackle by Jonathan Vilma) 14 0 2.72 3.12 16.4
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail DAL NOR EPB EPA Win%
2nd Quarter
2 15:00 2 3 NOR 36 Felix Jones right guard for -1 yards (tackle by Jonathan Vilma) 14 0 3.12 2.28 18.0
2 14:16 3 4 NOR 37 Tony Romo pass incomplete short left intended for Roy E. Williams (defended by Tracy Porter) 14 0 2.28 0.79 21.2
2 14:12 50 Timeout #2 by Dallas Cowboys 14 0 0 0
2 14:12 4 4 NOR 37 Tony Romo pass incomplete short right intended for Roy E. Williams. Penalty on Mike McKenzie: Illegal Contact, 5 yards (no play) 14 0 0.79 3.45 15.1
2 14:07 1 10 NOR 32 Tony Romo sacked by Will Smith for -6 yards 14 0 3.45 2.09 18.0
2 13:26 2 16 NOR 38 Marion Barber right guard for 4 yards (tackle by Scott Fujita) 14 0 2.09 1.95 17.9
2 12:44 3 12 NOR 34 Tony Romo sacked by Jonathan Vilma for -4 yards 14 0 1.95 0.72 20.5
2 12:14 4 16 NOR 38 Mat McBriar punts 29 yards, fair catch by Reggie Bush 14 0 0.72 0.38 21.0
2 12:07 1 10 NOR 9 Drew Brees pass complete short right to David Thomas for 9 yards (tackle by Gerald Sensabaugh) 14 0 -0.38 0.14 22.3
2 11:43 2 1 NOR 18 Pierre Thomas left guard for 5 yards (tackle by Keith Brooking) 14 0 0.14 0.48 23.0
2 11:07 1 10 NOR 23 Penalty on Jay Ratliff: Encroachment, 5 yards (no play) 14 0 0.48 1.21 24.6
2 10:54 1 5 NOR 28 Drew Brees pass incomplete deep right intended for Marques Colston 14 0 1.21 0.61 22.8
2 10:49 2 5 NOR 28 Drew Brees pass complete short right to David Thomas for 6 yards (tackle by Mike Jenkins) 14 0 0.61 1.2 24.4
2 10:21 1 10 NOR 34 Pierre Thomas right guard for 4 yards (tackle by Anthony Spencer) 14 0 1.2 1.2 24.1
2 9:48 2 6 NOR 38 Drew Brees pass complete short right to Robert Meachem for 7 yards (tackle by Terence Newman) 14 0 1.2 1.93 25.9
2 9:20 1 10 NOR 45 Pierre Thomas right guard for 3 yards (tackle by Bradie James and Keith Brooking) 14 0 1.93 1.79 25.2
2 8:55 2 7 NOR 48 Drew Brees pass complete short right to Marques Colston for 35 yards (tackle by Ken Hamlin) 14 0 1.79 4.44 33.3
2 8:22 1 10 DAL 17 Drew Brees pass incomplete deep right intended for Marques Colston 14 0 4.44 3.85 31.0
2 8:16 2 10 DAL 17 Pierre Thomas left guard for 1 yard (tackle by Bradie James and Gerald Sensabaugh) 14 0 3.85 3.19 28.8
2 7:32 3 9 DAL 16 Drew Brees pass incomplete short right intended for David Thomas 14 0 3.19 2.38 25.8
2 7:27 4 9 DAL 16 Garrett Hartley 34 yard field goal good 14 3 2.38 3 27.6
2 NOR 30 Thomas Morstead kicks off 71 yards, returned by Felix Jones for 18 yards (tackle by Courtney Roby) 14 3 0 -0.06 0.0
2 7:18 1 10 DAL 17 Tony Romo pass incomplete short left intended for Jason Witten. Penalty on Jason Witten: Offensive Pass Interference (Declined), Penalty on Flozell Adams: Offensive Holding, 9 yards (no play) 14 3 -0.06 -0.72 29.8
2 7:14 1 19 DAL 8 Felix Jones up the middle for 17 yards (tackle by Scott Shanle) 14 3 -0.72 0.62 25.6
2 6:32 2 2 DAL 25 Felix Jones left end for 1 yard (tackle by Jonathan Vilma and Scott Shanle) 14 3 0.62 -0.12 27.4
2 5:46 3 1 DAL 26 Marion Barber left guard for 2 yards (tackle by Scott Shanle and Jonathan Vilma) 14 3 -0.12 0.81 24.0
2 5:01 1 10 DAL 28 Tony Romo sacked by Will Smith for -8 yards 14 3 0.81 -0.82 28.6
2 4:56 Timeout #1 by New Orleans Saints 14 3 0 0
2 4:56 2 18 DAL 20 Tony Romo up the middle for 10 yards (tackle by Scott Fujita and Darren Sharper) 14 3 -0.82 -0.16 26.4
2 4:14 3 8 DAL 30 Tony Romo pass incomplete deep right intended for Miles Austin 14 3 -0.16 -1.37 29.9
2 4:06 4 8 DAL 30 Mat McBriar punts 54 yards, returned by Reggie Bush for 4 yards (tackle by Jason Williams). Penalty on Courtney Roby: Illegal Block Above the Waist, 10 yards 14 3 -1.37 0.38 24.2
2 3:55 1 10 NOR 10 Drew Brees pass complete short middle to Marques Colston for 12 yards (tackle by Terence Newman) 14 3 -0.38 0.41 26.5
2 3:18 1 10 NOR 22 Drew Brees pass incomplete short middle intended for Devery Henderson (defended by Mike Jenkins) 14 3 0.41 -0.13 24.4
2 3:11 2 10 NOR 22 Penalty on Robert Meachem: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 14 3 -0.13 -0.94 21.8
2 3:11 2 15 NOR 17 Drew Brees pass complete short middle to Reggie Bush for 16 yards (tackle by Mike Jenkins) 14 3 -0.94 1.14 28.4
2 2:46 1 10 NOR 33 Drew Brees pass complete short middle to David Thomas for 11 yards (tackle by Orlando Scandrick) 14 3 1.14 1.86 30.6
2 2:10 1 10 NOR 44 Drew Brees pass complete short middle to Robert Meachem for 15 yards (tackle by Orlando Scandrick) 14 3 1.86 2.85 33.8
2 2:00 1 10 DAL 41 Drew Brees pass incomplete deep left intended for Devery Henderson is intercepted by Mike Jenkins at DAL-4 14 3 2.85 0.38 25.0
2 1:53 1 10 DAL 4 Marion Barber for 7 yards (tackle by Roman Harper) 14 3 -0.38 -0.27 24.6
2 1:47 2 3 DAL 11 Marion Barber left tackle for 3 yards (tackle by Tracy Porter) 14 3 -0.27 -0.28 24.6
2 1:41 Timeout #2 by New Orleans Saints 14 3 0 0
2 1:41 1 10 DAL 14 Tony Romo pass incomplete short left intended for Jason Witten 14 3 -0.28 -0.75 26.0
2 1:38 2 10 DAL 14 Marion Barber left guard for 7 yards (tackle by Malcolm Jenkins and Charles Grant) 14 3 -0.75 -0.56 25.4
2 1:33 Timeout #3 by New Orleans Saints 14 3 0 0
2 1:33 3 3 DAL 21 Tony Romo pass incomplete short left intended for Miles Austin 14 3 -0.56 -1.96 30.1
2 1:30 4 3 DAL 21 Mat McBriar punts 49 yards, returned by Lance Moore for no gain 14 3 -1.96 -0.94 26.5
2 1:22 1 10 NOR 30 Drew Brees pass complete short left to David Thomas for no gain. Penalty on Jahri Evans: Offensive Holding, 10 yards (no play) 14 3 0.94 0.28 24.3
2 1:16 1 20 NOR 20 Drew Brees pass complete short left to Robert Meachem for 7 yards (tackle by Ken Hamlin) 14 3 0.28 -0.01 23.3
2 0:51 2 13 NOR 27 Drew Brees sacked by DeMarcus Ware for -3 yards. Drew Brees fumbles (forced by DeMarcus Ware), recovered by Anthony Spencer at NOR-24 (tackle by Jahri Evans) 14 3 -0.01 -3.97 12.5
2 0:45 1 10 NOR 24 Tony Romo pass incomplete deep left intended for Miles Austin 14 3 3.97 3.43 13.6
2 0:40 2 10 NOR 24 Tony Romo pass complete short right to Marion Barber for 11 yards (tackle by Jonathan Vilma and Malcolm Jenkins) 14 3 3.43 0 22.8
2 -- 14 3 0 4.71 0.0
2 0:22 1 10 NOR 13 Tony Romo pass complete short right to Miles Austin for 2 yards (tackle by Darren Sharper and Mike McKenzie) 14 3 4.71 4.39 11.3
2 0:17 Timeout #3 by Dallas Cowboys 14 3 0 0
2 0:17 2 8 NOR 11 Tony Romo pass incomplete short right intended for Miles Austin 14 3 4.39 3.45 13.3
2 0:12 3 8 NOR 11 Tony Romo pass incomplete short left intended for Patrick Crayton. Penalty on Flozell Adams: Face Mask (15 Yards), 15 yards (no play) 14 3 3.45 1.75 17.4
2 0:08 3 23 NOR 26 Nick Folk 44 yard field goal good 17 3 1.75 3 14.2
2 DAL 30 David Buehler kicks off 34 yards 17 3 0 1.33 0.0
2 0:02 1 10 NOR 36 Drew Brees kneels for -1 yards 17 3 1.33 0.66 14.1
End of Half1730.660
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail DAL NOR EPB EPA Win%
3rd Quarter
3 NOR 30 Thomas Morstead kicks off 75 yards, returned by Felix Jones for 31 yards (tackle by Marcus Mailei) 17 3 0 0.67 0.0
3 14:55 1 10 DAL 26 Tony Romo pass incomplete short left intended for Miles Austin 17 3 0.67 0.13 13.7
3 14:48 2 10 DAL 26 Felix Jones left tackle for 5 yards (tackle by Jonathan Vilma) 17 3 0.13 0.1 13.7
3 14:07 3 5 DAL 31 Tony Romo pass complete short middle to Miles Austin for 13 yards (tackle by Mike McKenzie and Malcolm Jenkins) 17 3 0.1 1.86 9.6
3 13:23 1 10 DAL 44 Felix Jones right end for 9 yards (tackle by Remi Ayodele and Scott Fujita) 17 3 1.86 2.53 8.1
3 12:39 2 1 NOR 47 Marion Barber right guard for 4 yards (tackle by Charles Grant and Remi Ayodele) 17 3 2.53 2.72 7.3
3 12:03 1 10 NOR 43 Tony Romo pass complete deep right to Kevin Ogletree for 17 yards 17 3 2.72 3.84 5.5
3 11:35 1 10 NOR 26 Felix Jones left end for 2 yards (tackle by Jonathan Vilma) 17 3 3.84 3.57 5.6
3 10:58 2 8 NOR 24 Tony Romo pass complete short right to John Phillips for 9 yards (tackle by Scott Fujita) 17 3 3.57 4.58 4.2
3 10:14 1 10 NOR 15 Marion Barber right guard for 5 yards (tackle by Roman Harper and Remi Ayodele) 17 3 4.58 4.84 3.6
3 9:36 2 5 NOR 10 Tony Romo pass complete short middle to Jason Witten for 4 yards (tackle by Scott Fujita) 17 3 4.84 4.9 3.3
3 8:54 3 1 NOR 6 Marion Barber right guard for 4 yards (tackle by Darren Sharper and Jonathan Vilma) 17 3 4.9 6.74 1.8
3 8:12 1 2 NOR 2 Tony Romo pass incomplete short middle intended for Miles Austin 17 3 6.74 5.72 2.2
3 8:06 2 2 NOR 2 Marion Barber left end for 2 yards, touchdown 23 3 5.72 7 2.0
3 Nick Folk kicks extra point good 24 3 0 0 0.0
3 DAL 30 David Buehler kicks off 73 yards, returned by Courtney Roby for 67 yards (tackle by Alan Ball) 24 3 0 3.18 0.0
3 7:51 1 10 DAL 36 Drew Brees pass incomplete deep middle intended for Devery Henderson 24 3 3.18 2.64 3.1
3 7:44 2 10 DAL 36 Mike Bell left tackle for no gain (tackle by Keith Brooking) 24 3 2.64 1.95 2.5
3 7:03 3 10 DAL 36 Drew Brees sacked by Anthony Spencer for -6 yards. Penalty on Orlando Scandrick: Illegal Use of Hands, 5 yards (no play) 24 3 1.95 3.51 3.6
3 6:59 1 10 DAL 31 Drew Brees sacked by Anthony Spencer and Marcus R. Spears for -8 yards 24 3 3.51 1.89 2.2
3 6:25 2 18 DAL 39 Drew Brees pass incomplete short left intended for Pierre Thomas 24 3 1.89 1.22 1.7
3 6:19 3 18 DAL 39 Drew Brees pass incomplete short left intended for Devery Henderson (defended by Mike Jenkins) 24 3 1.22 0.66 1.4
3 6:13 4 18 DAL 39 Thomas Morstead punts 39 yards, touchback 24 3 0.66 -0.28 1.0
3 6:03 1 10 DAL 20 Felix Jones right end for 11 yards (tackle by Scott Shanle). Penalty on Doug Free: Offensive Holding, 10 yards (no play) 24 3 0.28 -0.76 1.4
3 5:36 1 20 DAL 10 Tony Romo pass complete short left to John Phillips for 8 yards (tackle by Jonathan Vilma) 24 3 -0.76 -0.63 1.2
3 4:57 2 12 DAL 18 Tony Romo pass complete short left to Miles Austin for 13 yards (tackle by Malcolm Jenkins) 24 3 -0.63 1 0.6
3 4:22 1 10 DAL 31 Felix Jones right end for 2 yards (tackle by Darren Sharper) 24 3 1 0.73 0.6
3 3:36 2 8 DAL 33 Tony Romo pass complete short left to Jason Witten for 3 yards (tackle by Malcolm Jenkins) 24 3 0.73 0.43 0.5
3 2:51 3 5 DAL 36 Tony Romo left guard for 7 yards (tackle by Darren Sharper and Tracy Porter) 24 3 0.43 1.8 0.3
3 2:08 1 10 DAL 43 Tony Romo pass incomplete short left intended for Jason Witten 24 3 1.8 1.25 0.3
3 2:03 2 10 DAL 43 Marion Barber left guard for -1 yards (tackle by Roman Harper) 24 3 1.25 0.43 0.4
3 1:23 3 11 DAL 42 Tony Romo pass complete short right to Jason Witten for 9 yards (tackle by Darren Sharper) 24 3 0.43 0 0.4
3 0:46 4 2 NOR 49 Mat McBriar punts 49 yards, touchback 24 3 0 -0.28 0.3
3 0:38 1 10 NOR 20 Drew Brees pass complete short middle to Devery Henderson for 9 yards (tackle by Ken Hamlin) 24 3 0.28 0.95 0.4
3 0:05 2 1 NOR 29 Drew Brees pass complete short left to Robert Meachem for 11 yards (tackle by Mike Jenkins) 24 3 0.95 1.6 0.5
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail DAL NOR EPB EPA Win%
4th Quarter
4 15:00 1 10 NOR 40 Drew Brees pass complete short left to David Thomas for 13 yards (tackle by Bradie James) 24 3 1.6 2.46 0.7
4 14:37 1 10 DAL 47 Drew Brees pass incomplete deep middle intended for David Thomas (defended by Bobby Carpenter) 24 3 2.46 1.91 0.5
4 14:31 2 10 DAL 47 Drew Brees pass complete short right to Marques Colston for 15 yards (tackle by Orlando Scandrick) 24 3 1.91 3.45 0.9
4 14:08 1 10 DAL 32 Drew Brees pass complete short left to Pierre Thomas for 6 yards (tackle by Orlando Scandrick) 24 3 3.45 3.71 0.9
4 13:42 2 4 DAL 26 Drew Brees pass complete short right to David Thomas for 18 yards (tackle by Bobby Carpenter) 24 3 3.71 5.37 1.5
4 13:01 1 8 DAL 8 Mike Bell left guard for 7 yards (tackle by Victor Butler) 24 3 5.37 5.91 1.6
4 12:41 2 1 DAL 1 Mike Bell left end for 1 yard, touchdown 24 9 5.91 7 1.5
4 DAL 2 Garrett Hartley kicks extra point good 24 10 0 0 0.0
4 NOR 30 Thomas Morstead kicks off 71 yards, returned by Felix Jones for 41 yards (tackle by Marvin Mitchell) 24 10 0 1.6 0.0
4 12:28 1 10 DAL 40 Tony Romo pass complete short left to Kevin Ogletree for 6 yards (tackle by Scott Shanle) 24 10 1.6 1.86 1.0
4 12:28 2 4 DAL 46 Penalty on DAL: Illegal Substitution, 5 yards (no play) 24 10 1.86 1.19 1.3
4 11:43 2 9 DAL 41 Felix Jones right end for 5 yards (tackle by Scott Fujita) 24 10 1.19 1.16 1.1
4 11:36 Timeout #1 by New Orleans Saints 24 10 0 0
4 11:36 3 4 DAL 46 Tony Romo pass incomplete short middle intended for Roy E. Williams (defended by Tracy Porter) 24 10 1.16 -0.32 2.0
4 11:32 4 4 DAL 46 Mat McBriar punts 24 yards 24 10 -0.32 -0.94 2.5
4 11:23 1 10 NOR 30 Drew Brees pass complete short right to Pierre Thomas for 29 yards (tackle by Anthony Spencer) 24 10 0.94 2.85 4.9
4 10:44 1 10 DAL 41 Drew Brees pass complete short middle to David Thomas for 12 yards (tackle by Anthony Spencer) 24 10 2.85 3.64 5.7
4 9:57 1 10 DAL 29 Drew Brees pass complete short right to Robert Meachem for 3 yards (tackle by Orlando Scandrick) 24 10 3.64 3.51 4.6
4 9:18 2 7 DAL 26 Drew Brees up the middle for 9 yards (tackle by Ken Hamlin) 24 10 3.51 4.44 5.7
4 8:38 1 10 DAL 17 Drew Brees pass incomplete short right intended for Devery Henderson (defended by Terence Newman) 24 10 4.44 3.85 3.8
4 8:34 2 10 DAL 17 Drew Brees pass complete short left to Marques Colston for 10 yards (tackle by Ken Hamlin and Keith Brooking) 24 10 3.85 5.6 7.6
4 8:06 1 7 DAL 7 Drew Brees pass complete short right to Lance Moore for 7 yards, touchdown 24 16 5.6 7 8.0
4 Garrett Hartley kicks extra point good 24 17 0 0 0.0
4 NOR 30 Thomas Morstead kicks off 78 yards, touchback 24 17 0 0.28 0.0
4 8:00 1 10 DAL 20 Tony Romo up the middle for 5 yards (tackle by Scott Fujita and Tracy Porter) 24 17 0.28 0.41 9.7
4 7:16 2 5 DAL 25 Felix Jones right guard for -2 yards (tackle by Roman Harper) 24 17 0.41 -0.56 12.0
4 6:29 Timeout #1 by Dallas Cowboys 24 17 0 0
4 6:29 3 7 DAL 23 Tony Romo pass complete short right to Miles Austin for 32 yards (tackle by Tracy Porter) 24 17 -0.56 2.59 2.4
4 5:40 1 10 NOR 45 Tony Romo pass complete short left to John Phillips for 23 yards (tackle by Scott Fujita and Remi Ayodele) 24 17 2.59 4.11 0.6
4 4:50 1 10 NOR 22 Tony Romo pass complete short right to Sam Hurd for 6 yards (tackle by Tracy Porter and Darren Sharper) 24 17 4.11 4.46 0.2
4 4:04 2 4 NOR 16 Marion Barber right guard for 5 yards (tackle by Scott Fujita) 24 17 4.46 4.84 0.1
4 3:55 Timeout #2 by New Orleans Saints 24 17 0 0
4 3:55 1 10 NOR 11 Marion Barber up the middle for -1 yards (tackle by Will Smith) 24 17 4.84 3.98 0.1
4 3:52 Timeout #3 by New Orleans Saints 24 17 0 0
4 3:52 2 11 NOR 12 Felix Jones right guard for 4 yards (tackle by Jonathan Vilma) 24 17 3.98 3.76 0.1
4 3:06 3 7 NOR 8 Felix Jones right guard for 2 yards (tackle by Malcolm Jenkins) 24 17 3.76 2.99 0.1
4 2:19 Timeout #2 by Dallas Cowboys 24 17 0 0
4 2:19 4 5 NOR 6 Nick Folk 24 yard field goal no good 24 17 2.99 -0.28 0.8
4 2:16 1 10 NOR 20 Drew Brees pass incomplete short middle intended for Marques Colston (defended by Bradie James) 24 17 0.28 -0.27 0.4
4 2:12 2 10 NOR 20 Drew Brees pass complete short right to Drew Brees for -4 yards (tackle by Bradie James) 24 17 -0.27 -1.69 0.1
4 2:00 3 14 NOR 16 Drew Brees pass complete short right to Pierre Thomas for 4 yards (tackle by Keith Brooking) 24 17 -1.69 -2.03 0.0
4 1:27 4 10 NOR 20 Drew Brees pass complete short middle to Marques Colston for 14 yards (tackle by Keith Brooking) 24 17 -2.03 1.2 0.4
4 1:02 1 10 NOR 34 Drew Brees pass complete short middle to Pierre Thomas for 5 yards (tackle by Keith Brooking) 24 17 1.2 1.33 0.1
4 0:44 2 5 NOR 39 Drew Brees pass incomplete short left intended for Lance Moore 24 17 1.33 0.63 0.0
4 0:38 3 5 NOR 39 Drew Brees pass complete short left to Pierre Thomas for 6 yards (tackle by Orlando Scandrick) 24 17 0.63 1.93 0.0
4 0:32 1 10 NOR 45 Drew Brees pass incomplete deep right intended for Robert Meachem 24 17 1.93 1.38 0.0
4 0:26 2 10 NOR 45 Drew Brees pass complete short left to Devery Henderson for 13 yards (tackle by Bobby Carpenter) 24 17 1.38 2.79 0.0
4 0:18 1 10 DAL 42 Drew Brees pass incomplete. Replay Assistant challenged the incomplete pass ruling, and the play was upheld. 24 17 2.79 2.24 0.0
4 0:12 2 10 DAL 42 Drew Brees sacked by DeMarcus Ware for -6 yards. Drew Brees fumbles (forced by DeMarcus Ware), recovered by Jay Ratliff at DAL-48 (tackle by Jahri Evans) 24 17 2.24 -2.13 0.0
4 0:06 1 10 DAL 48 Tony Romo kneels for -1 yards 24 17 2.13 1.45 0.0
End of Regulation24171.450
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).