Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • GB 433
    • 466 DAL
  • Turnovers

    • GB 1
    • 2 DAL
  • Possession

    GB DAL
    31:42 28:18
  • 1st Downs

    • GB 26
    • 27 DAL

Game Information

AT&T Stadium
,
Coverage: FOX
  • Arlington, TX 76011
  • Line: DAL -8.0
Attendance: 91,054
100%
Capacity: 80,000
Referees: Walt Coleman
12/16/2013 ESPN.com news services

Pack rally from 23 down, top Romo, Cowboys

Matt Flynn threw four touchdown passes in the second half, Eddie Lacy had the winning score on a 1-yard plunge and the Green Bay Packers matched the biggest comeback in franchise history, rallying from 23 points down at halftime to beat the Dallas Cowboys

Scoring Summary

FOX1234T
Packers30142037
Cowboys13133736
first QuarterGBDAL
FG
11:00
Dan Bailey 47 Yard Field Goal is Good
8 plays, 52 yards, 4:04
03
FG
8:21
Mason Crosby 57 Yard Field Goal is Good
6 plays, 41 yards, 3:16
33
FG
4:56
Dan Bailey 23 Yard Field Goal is Good
7 plays, 75 yards, 2:48
36
TD
0:35
Jason Witten 25 Yard Pass From Tony Romo
4 plays, 65 yards, 1:57
312
XP
0:28
Dan Bailey Kick is Good
4 plays, 65 yards, 1:57
313
second QuarterGBDAL
FG
5:59
Dan Bailey 43 Yard Field Goal is Good
8 plays, 48 yards, 3:26
316
FG
3:50
Dan Bailey 50 Yard Field Goal is Good
4 plays, 0 yards, 0:53
319
TD
0:29
Demarco Murray 1 Yard Run
6 plays, 76 yards, 1:35
325
XP
0:24
Dan Bailey Kick is Good
6 plays, 76 yards, 1:35
326
third QuarterGBDAL
TD
13:15
Jordy Nelson 13 Yard Pass From Matt Flynn
4 plays, 80 yards, 1:52
1026
XP
13:08
Mason Crosby Kick is Good
4 plays, 80 yards, 1:52
1026
FG
6:39
Dan Bailey 50 Yard Field Goal is Good
11 plays, 48 yards, 6:35
1029
TD
1:13
Andrew Quarless 3 Yard Pass From Matt Flynn
12 plays, 80 yards, 5:24
1629
XP
1:09
Mason Crosby Kick is Good
12 plays, 80 yards, 5:24
1729
fourth QuarterGBDAL
TD
12:55
James Starks 11 Yard Pass From Matt Flynn
5 plays, 22 yards, 2:14
2329
XP
12:47
Mason Crosby Kick is Good
5 plays, 22 yards, 2:14
2429
TD
8:04
Dez Bryant 5 Yard Pass From Tony Romo
10 plays, 90 yards, 4:52
2435
XP
7:55
Dan Bailey Kick is Good
10 plays, 90 yards, 4:52
2436
TD
4:23
James Jones 3 Yard Pass From Matt Flynn
10 plays, 80 yards, 3:38
3036
XP
4:17
Mason Crosby Kick is Good
10 plays, 80 yards, 3:38
3136
TD
1:34
Eddie Lacy 1 Yard Run
7 plays, 50 yards, 1:15
3736
TD
1:31
Matt Flynn Pass to Andrew Quarless For Two-Point Conversion is N
7 plays, 50 yards, 1:15
3736

Research Notes

  • Tony Romo's interception with 1:24 left in the 4th quarter dropped the Cowboys' win probability by 51.1 percentage points, the 2nd-most costly 4th-quarter interception in his career in terms of win probability (the most costly was Darrelle Revis' interception of Romo in 2011; see chart below). His interception earlier in the quarter dropped the Cowboys' win probability by 17.5 percentage points (from 88.6% to 71.1%).

  • The Cowboys' defense contributed -22.8 expected points to the team's net scoring margin in the 2nd half against the Packers. That is the worst defensive EPA by any team in the 2nd half of a game this season. The Packers scored a touchdown on each of their 2nd-half drives, excluding their final drive, which was 3 kneel downs. The Packers got first downs on 47 percent of their 2nd-half plays and converted 6-of-7 third downs during that span.

  • Tony Romo's interception with 1:24 left in the 4th quarter dropped the Cowboys win probability by 51.1 percentage points, the 2nd-most costly 4th-quarter interception in his career in terms of decrease in win probability. His interception earlier in the quarter dropped the Cowboys win probability by 17.5 percentage points (from 88.6 percent to 71.1 percent).Tony Romo has thrown 7 career 4th-quarter interceptions that have dropped the Cowboys win probability by at least 20 percentage points (The Cowboys have lost all 7 games). Only Matt Schaub has thrown more costly interceptions (8) since the start of 2006.

  • Matt Flynn went 12-of-17 against four or fewer pass rushers in the second half Sunday after going 8-of-14 in the first half. The Cowboys didn't sack or put Flynn under duress once in the second half when using such pass rushes.- The Packers went 6-of-7 on third down in the second half Sunday, with the only "failed" conversion being Matt Flynn's final kneel down to end the game. The Packers went 1-of-6 on third down in the first half, with the only conversion being a screen pass on the final play of the half.

  • - Unlike the Cowboys, the Packers didn't give up on the run in the second half, and in fact, increased their rush percentage. Lacy gained 110 yards in the second half alone, averaging 8.5 yards per rush (3.9 in the first half).

  • The Cowboys entered the second half with a 26-3 lead and DeMarco Murray averaging 8.5 yards per rush (11 rushes, 93 yards). Despite the big lead and success on the ground, the Cowboys ran by design on 7-of-30 second half plays (23%). - The league average play call when leading this season is 53% pass, 47% rush. The Cowboys entered Sunday with the second-lowest rush percentage when ahead (37%).- Entering Week 15, teams have rushed the ball 94.7 percent of the time (3,061 rushes on 3,234 snaps) on 1st or 2nd down when leading by 1 to 7 points in the final three minutes of the 4th quarter since 2001.- Murray had all 7 of the Cowboys' rushes in the second half. Eddie Lacy had 13 second-half rushes.- The Cowboys averaged just as many yards on rushes as dropbacks in the first half Sunday. In the second half, the Cowboys averaged 1.9 yards more on rushes.

  • Tony Romo and the Cowboys chose to pass the ball on 2nd down in the final three minutes against the Packers Sunday.Entering Week 15...Since 2001, teams have rushed the ball 94.7 percent of the time (3,061 rushes on 3,234 snaps) on 1st or 2nd down when leading by 1 to 7 points in the final three minutes of the 4th quarter.

  • This is the 7th time Tony Romo has thrown a pick in the 4th quarter or overtime with his team tied or leading by 1 possession. That is nearly twice as many as any other QB since 2006 (when Romo became the starter in Dallas).

  • Tony Romo has now thrown the most 4th-quarter interceptions this season when the score is within five points.Romo joined Geno Smith (did it in Week 2 vs NE) as the only quarterbacks to throw multiple 4th-quarter interceptions in the same game when the score is within five points this season.

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