Baltimore 31, Dallas 29

Sunday, October 14, 2012 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, October 14, 2012
WHERE: M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland
TEMPERATURE: 69°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Mike Carey
ATTENDANCE: 71384

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Dallas 7 3 10 9 29
Baltimore 3 14 7 7 31

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Dallas 2-3 1-1 1-2 L2
Baltimore 5-1 4-0 1-1 W4

Recap


Ravens 31, Cowboys 29:
Ray Rice had 106 total yards and two touchdowns as host Baltimore held off Dallas for its fourth straight win.

Rice scored a game-tying touchdown in the second quarter and put the Ravens in front to stay with just under five minutes remaining as the Ravens (5-1) are off to their best start since their Super Bowl-winning 2000 season.
 
The Cowboys (2-3) fought back in the final minutes and recovered an onside kick to set themselves up for a potential game-winning score. But Dan Bailey’s 51-yard field goal attempt sailed just left of the upright with two seconds left.

Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco completed 17 of 26 passes for 234 yards and a touchdown for the Ravens. Jacoby Jones matched an NFL record when he broke free early in the third quarter on a kickoff return, streaking through a hole in the middle of the field and angling to the right sideline for a 108-yard touchdown and a 24-13 lead.

Dallas quarterback Tony Romo was 25-of-36 for 261 yards with a pair of touchdowns and an interception in his first action since getting picked off five times in a 34-18 to the Chicago Bears 13 days ago. Dez Bryant hauled in a career-best 13 passes for 95 yards and a score, but dropped the potential game-tying two-point attempt with 32 seconds remaining.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Ravens LB Ray Lewis will undergo an MRI after suffering a suspected torn triceps. Lewis suffered the injury on a fourth-quarter tackle.  ... Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray rushed for 90 yards on 13 carries in the first half but suffered a sprained foot late in the second quarter and managed only one more carry after the break. Felix Jones ended up with 92 yards on 18 carries and a touchdown as Dallas piled up 227 yards on the ground. … Dallas rookie CB Morris Claiborne left the game with 41 seconds left in the first half after suffering a left knee injury.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Dallas   Baltimore
DeMarco Murray Player Ray Rice
14 Attempts 16
93 Yards 63
6.6 Avg Yards 3.9
0 Touchdowns 2
28 Long 12
Receiving
Dallas   Baltimore
Dez Bryant Player Anquan Boldin
13 Receptions 5
95 Yards 98
7.3 Avg Yards 19.6
2 Touchdowns 0
18 Long 31

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Dallas 481 227 254 3 3 0 1.0 0
Baltimore 316 86 230 4 1 1 1.0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Baltimore will play their next game on the road against Houston. The Ravens have a W/L % of .833 after a win and .833 after a loss.
  • Dallas will play their next game on the road against Carolina. The Cowboys have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .400 after a loss.