Dallas 27, San Francisco 24

Sunday, September 18, 2011 4:05 PM
WHEN: 4:05 PM EST, Sunday, September 18, 2011
WHERE: Candlestick Park, San Francisco, California
TEMPERATURE: 70°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Ron Winter
ATTENDANCE: 69732

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 OT Total
Dallas 0 7 7 10 3 27
San Francisco 0 14 7 3 0 24

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Dallas 1-1 0-0 1-1 W1
San Francisco 1-1 1-1 0-0 L1

Recap


Tony Romo returned from injury to spur a frantic comeback and rookie Dan Bailey kicked a 19-yard game-winning field in overtime as the visiting Dallas Cowboys beat the San Francisco 49ers 27-24 on Sunday.

Determined to make amends for last week’s fourth-quarter collapse, Romo returned despite a fractured rib and helped Dallas (1-1) rally from a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit.

Bailey, who missed a chip-shot field goal from 21 yards earlier, sent the game into overtime with a 48-yarder as time expired.

After San Francisco punted in overtime, Romo hit Jesse Holley for 77 yards down to the San Francisco 1-yard line. It was just the second career catch for Holley, who was playing because of Dez Bryant's absence.

San Francisco called its last timeout before Bailey split the uprights for the win.

Romo redeemed himself after his two turnovers last week contributed to Dallas blowing a 14-point fourth-quarter lead for the first time in franchise history.

Romo, who re-emerged from the locker room late in the third quarter, threw a 25-yard scoring pass to Miles Austin – Austin’s career-high third TD of the day – that cut the 49ers lead to 24-21 with 6:55 left in the fourth.

Austin made a tremendous play on the ball, leaping high to catch it. He sprung forward and belly-flopped into the end zone before his knee hit the ground.

Alex Smith threw two touchdowns for the 49ers (1-1), who were trying to start 2-0 for the first time since 2007.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Dallas   San Francisco
Felix Jones Player Frank Gore
9 Attempts 20
25 Yards 47
2.8 Avg Yards 2.4
0 Touchdowns 1
5 Long 9
Receiving
Dallas   San Francisco
Miles Austin Player Delanie Walker
9 Receptions 2
143 Yards 38
15.9 Avg Yards 19.0
3 Touchdowns 1
53 Long 29

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Dallas 472 45 427 3 2 1 6.0 0
San Francisco 206 74 132 3 1 2 1.0 2

Upcoming Games

  • San Francisco will play their next game on the road against Cincinnati. The 49ers have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Dallas will play their next game at home against Washington. The Cowboys have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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