BALTIMORE – There comes a time in a game when a defense has to make an emphatic stop. The Cowboys didn’t do it on Baltimore’s only drive of the fourth quarter.
After a Dan Bailey field goal with 8:22 left in the game cut the Ravens’ lead to 24-23, the Cowboys' defense allowed Baltimore to drive 73 yards on 10 plays, ending in Ray Rice’s second touchdown of the game.
The Ravens had to convert only one third down before getting to the Dallas 1, and that was a third-and-1 at their 48, where they picked up 4 yards on a carry by Rice. Joe Flacco completed 4-of-6 passes for 60 yards, including a 31-yarder to Anquan Boldin after cornerback Brandon Carr slipped.
“I won’t complain about being on the field three times (in the second half)," Carr said, "but those three times you have to take advantage of the situation.”