Cowboys vs. Ravens: 2nd Half Recap by Possession

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The Dallas Cowboys are playing today against the Baltimore Ravens. You can read a breakdown of the 1st half in a previous post.

The 2nd half began with the Ravens kicking off. The Ravens were leading 17-10. The play of the first half was the penalty by Kenyon Coleman that extended the Ravens last drive.

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Possession 1, Cowboys:

The Cowboys opened with a 12 yard rush by Felix Jones. RB DeMarco Murray had 90 yards in the first half, but had some ankle issues in the 2nd half; they reported he had it “taped up” at halftime. On 2nd and 7, Romo hit TE Jason Witten for a big gain that got them to the Raven’s 32. Doug Free committed another false start. Jones continued to show good burst and good speed, setting the Cowboys up with 3rd and 3 on the 25. Romo missed Austin to force a FG. Dan Bailey is money.

Cowboys 13 – Ravens 17

Possession 2, Ravens:

Jacoby Jones took Dan Bailey’s kickoff 108 yards for a TD.

Cowboys 13 – Ravens 24


Possession 3, Cowboys:

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On 1st down from their 20, Murray picked up 3 yards. Romo hit TE John Phillips over the middle to get out to the 42.   Felix Jones continues to look like a different player than we have seen in the last couple weeks; he picked up a first done on two consecutive rushes. On 1st down just inside the Ravens territory, Jones lost 2 yards; the Ravens blitzed on 2nd down and Romo had to throw it away. On 3rd down, Romo hit Bryant on a short slant, and Dez carried the CB for a few yards and the 1st down. Jones manages to pick up 4 yards on 1st down suggesting that Murray is hurt. They said Murray sprained his ankle. On 3rd and 2,Dallas Cowboys HC Jason Garrett calls a pitch to Jones on the outside for the 1st down inside the Ravens 20. RB Phillip Tanner then got his first carry of the 2012 season; he picked up 4. On 3rd and 7, from the shotgun, an important penalty was called on the other team! On 3rd and 2 from the 11, the Cowboys used a timeout. The Cowboys stuck with the run, even with Felix Jones in the backfield and the DMM Express on the sidelines. Tony Romo then thre a nice pass to WR Dez Bryant, who made a great diving catch, for a TD; it was Bryant’s first touchdown of the 2012 NFL season.

Cowboys 20- Ravens 24

Possession 4, Ravens:

Jacoby Jones tried to bring another kick out of the endzone; backup RB Lance Dunbar made him pay this hit with a huge hit. An illegal block on the kick backed the Ravens all the way inside their own 10. On 3rd and long, ILB Victor Butler knocked the pass down to force a punt.

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Possession 5, Cowboys:

The Cowboys took ove around their own 40 without Dez Bryant and DeMarco Murray. A pass-intereference penalty on the CB covering Miles Austin set the Cowboys up with a first down on the Ravens 40.  On 2nd down Phillip Tanner was welcomed to the NFL with a huge hit by Ravens LB Ray Lewis to set up 3rd and 5; Romo went fairly long to Austin and the pass was deflected by the Baltimore Ravens CB.

A nice punt by Chris Jones pinned the Ravens inside their own 10. End of 3rd quarter.

Click on the next page to read about the 4th quarter.



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