Dallas 20, Cincinnati 19

Sunday, December 9, 2012 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, December 9, 2012
WHERE: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio
HEAD OFFICIAL: Bill Vinocich

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Dallas 3 7 0 10 20
Cincinnati 10 3 6 0 19

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Dallas 7-6 3-3 4-3 W2
Cincinnati 7-6 3-4 4-2 L1


Cowboys 20, Bengals 19: Dan Bailey kicked his sixth career game-winning field goal, booting a 40-yarder as time expired as grieving Dallas posted its fourth win in five contests.

Tony Romo connected with Dez Bryant on a 27-yard touchdown and DeMarco Murray had a 1-yard rushing score for the visiting Cowboys (7-6), who were playing one day after the death of practice-squad linebacker Jerry Brown.

Romo completed 25 of 43 passes for 268 yards, and his scoring strike over the middle to Bryant cut Cincinnati's lead to 19-17 with 6:44 remaining in the fourth quarter.

After forcing the Bengals (7-6) to punt, Dallas pieced together a 13-play, 50-yard drive before Bailey split the uprights to end the game.

Signed on Thursday after Mike Nugent suffered a calf injury in practice, Josh Brown drilled field goals of 25, 33, 25 and 52 yards for the Bengals.

GAME NOTEBOOK: A moment of silence was observed for Brown, who was killed in a pre-dawn accident on Saturday. Bond was set at $500,000 on Sunday for Dallas DT Josh Brent, who was charged with intoxication manslaughter in the accident. ... WR Andrew Hawkins did the leg work on Cincinnati's first score, taking a quick shovel pass from Andy Dalton before racing around the right end for an 8-yard touchdown. The score was Cincinnati's NFL-leading sixth on its opening drive. ... Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis rushed for 89 yards, stopping his streak of three straight games going over the century mark.

Top Game Performances

Dallas   Cincinnati
DeMarco Murray Player BenJarvus Green-Ellis
21 Attempts 12
53 Yards 89
2.5 Avg Yards 7.4
1 Touchdowns 0
7 Long 38
Dallas   Cincinnati
Jason Witten Player Marvin Jones
4 Receptions 3
62 Yards 45
15.5 Avg Yards 15.0
0 Touchdowns 0
25 Long 17

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Dallas 288 49 239 2 2 1 5.0 0
Cincinnati 336 146 190 1 4 1 3.0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Cincinnati will play their next game on the road against Philadelphia. The Bengals have a W/L % of .538 after a win and .538 after a loss.
  • Dallas will play their next game at home against Pittsburgh. The Cowboys have a W/L % of .538 after a win and .538 after a loss.