Dallas 38, Indianapolis 35

Sunday, December 5, 2010 4:15 PM
WHEN: 4:15 PM EST, Sunday, December 5, 2010
WHERE: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana
TEMPERATURE: DOME
HEAD OFFICIAL: Peter Morelli
ATTENDANCE: 67471

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 OT Total
Dallas 10 7 10 8 3 38
Indianapolis 0 7 7 21 0 35

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Dallas 4-8 1-5 3-3 W1
Indianapolis 6-6 4-2 2-4 L3

Recap

Peyton Manning continued his midseason swoon with four more interceptions, including a costly one in overtime, and David Buehler booted a 38-yard field to give the Dallas Cowboys a 38-35 win over the Colts at Indianapolis on Sunday.

The Cowboys (4-8) blew leads of 17-0, 27-14 and 35-28 late in the fourth quarter but took over after Manning’s fourth interception in Indianapolis territory to set up Buehler’s game-winning kick.

Manning has thrown 11 interceptions in the past three weeks, all Colt losses. Manning threw two touchdown passes and finished 26 for 48 passing for 365 yards. Reggie Wayne had 14 receptions for 200 yards.

The Cowboys raced out to a 17-0 lead. Tashard Choice (100 yards, 19 carries) opened the scoring with a 20-yard run on their first possession. After Buehler’s first field goal, Orlando Scandrick intercepted Manning for a 40-yard touchdown.

But Manning closed the gap with touchdown passes of 13 yards to Pierre Garcon and 34 yards to Wayne.

Buehler kicked a 46-yard field goal to make it 20-14, and Sean Lee returned another Manning interception 31 yards to give Dallas a 27-14 lead.

The Colts (6-6) responded quickly as Javarris James capped a long drive with a 1-yard run and Taj Smith blocked a Dallas punt and returned it 2 yards for a touchdown to give Indy its first lead at 28-27 early in the fourth quarter.

Dallas came right back with an 18-play drive that took up almost the entire fourth quarter and was capped by a 2-yard touchdown pass from Jon Kitna (18 of 26, 167 yards) to Jason Witten.

But James capped a quick Colts’ drive with another 2-yard score with 29 seconds left to send the game into overtime.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Dallas   Indianapolis
Tashard Choice Player Javarris James
19 Attempts 6
100 Yards 18
5.3 Avg Yards 3.0
1 Touchdowns 2
26 Long 5
Receiving
Dallas   Indianapolis
Miles Austin Player Reggie Wayne
4 Receptions 14
47 Yards 200
11.8 Avg Yards 14.3
0 Touchdowns 1
22 Long 40

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Dallas 368 217 151 4 3 4 0.0 0
Indianapolis 405 40 365 5 0 0 2.0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Indianapolis will play their next game on the road against Tennessee. The Colts have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Dallas will play their next game at home against Philadelphia. The Cowboys have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .333 after a loss.
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