Cowboys Intercept Manning Four Times, Beat Colts, 38-35

Sean Lee was the recipient on two of Peyton Manning's four interceptions as the Cowboys defeated the Colts 38-35 in overtime.

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Peyton Manning Throws Four Interceptions, Cowboys Beat Colts 38-35

(Sports Network) – David Buehler’s 38-yard field goal with under eight minutes left in overtime sent Dallas over Indianapolis, 38-35, at Lucas Oil Stadium.

On the Colts’ second series of overtime, Sean Lee gathered in a tipped Peyton Manning pass for his second pick of the day, and returned it 13 yards to the Indy 36.

Six plays later, Buehler was lined up for a 38-yarder but was quickly iced with a timeout. He calmly booted the game-winner just inside the right goalpost to give Dallas its third road win of the season.

Jon Kitna finished 18-of-26 for 167 yards and a touchdown for the Cowboys (4-8), who moved to 3-1 under interim head coach Jason Garrett.

Tashard Choice posted a season-high 100 yards and a score on 19 carries and Jason Witten caught a key TD pass late in regulation.

Dallas also returned a pair of Manning throws for scores, with Orlando Scandrick going 40 yards for a touchdown before leaving with a concussion, and Lee taking one back 31 yards.

Manning was 36-of-48 for 365 yards and two touchdowns but was intercepted four times for the second straight week for the Colts (6-6), who fell a full game behind Jacksonville in the AFC South.

Reggie Wayne led all receivers with 14 catches for a season-best 200 yards and a score, Pierre Garcon ended with 56 yards and a TD reception on eight grabs and Javarris James rushed for a pair of scores in defeat.

Dallas converted its first drive of the contest into seven points as Choice eluded several tacklers and changed direction more than once en route to a 20- yard touchdown run.

Buehler finished off the Cowboys’ next series with a 30-yard field goal, then Manning was picked off by Scandrick who raced virtually untouched to the end zone for a 17-0 score less than a minute into the second quarter.

Indy finally got on track with 5:57 left in the half as Manning connected with Garcon in the back of the end zone for a 13-yard TD to complete an 86- yard, 15-play drive.

Buehler missed a 48-yard try with two seconds left in the half but it was still a 10-point margin for the visitors.

Manning found Wayne for a 34-yard touchdown reception on the opening drive of the second half and the home team got within three, but Dallas responded on a Buehler 46-yard make with 5:47 left in the third for a 20-14 game.

Lee then found a Manning pass in the middle of the field and just made it inside the right pylon to give the Cowboys a 27-14 edge, but the Colts rallied to close within 27-21 on the first play of the fourth on a one-yard TD plunge from James.

Dallas went three-and-out on its next series, and Indianapolis moved ahead 28-27 when Taj Smith blocked Mat McBriar’s punt and managed to fall on it in the end zone.

Unbowed, the Cowboys marched down the field but couldn’t reach the end zone with 1st-and-goal from the one. A delay-of-game penalty pushed Buehler’s 19- yard try to 24 yards, but on the attempt, the Colts were called for an unsportsmanlike conduct/leverage penalty and Dallas had 1st-and-goal again from the three.

Kitna found Witten inside the left pylon on third down and Dallas went up 35-28 with 2:38 to play when Roy Williams hauled in the conversion pass.

Back came the Colts to tie with 29 seconds remaining when James scored from the two. Two plays prior, Wayne made a diving reception for 17 yards to the Dallas seven that was upheld by review.

Game Notes

Indianapolis posted its first blocked punt for a touchdown since a September, 1989 game against the San Francisco 49ers…The Cowboys also lost special teamer Dez Bryant, who suffered a fractured ankle in the fourth quarter while returning a kick…Dallas has won two in a row over Indy and has taken eight of 11 over the Colts since the 1970 merger…Manning has thrown 11 interceptions in his last three games.

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Cowboys Vs. Colts: Dallas Wins On Overtime Field Goal By Buehler

Peyton Manning’s fourth interception proved to be costly.

Sean Lee’s second interception of Manning led to a 38 yard game winning field goal by David Buehler as Dallas defeated Indianapolis 38-35 in overtime.

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Cowboys Vs. Colts: Peyton Manning Throws Fourth Interception

Peyton Manning is once again back at it.

Manning matched his interception total from last week when Sean Lee intercepted Manning on third down in overtime. It’s Lee’s second interception of the game and sets the Cowboys up at the Indianapolis 36 yard line in overtime.

Manning has now thrown 11 interceptions in his last three games.

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Dez Bryant Has Broken Ankle

Per Kristi Scales, an X-Ray on Dez Bryant’s right ankle revealed that the standout rookie wide receiver suffered a broken ankle as he was tackled returning a kickoff against the Colts.

Bryant injured the same ankle during the beginning of training camp when he suffered a high ankle sprain.

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Cowboys Vs. Colts: Javarris James' Second Touchdown Ties Game

The Indianapolis Colts drove 81 yards on 10 plays, capped off by a Javarris James two yard touchdown run to tie the game at 35-35.

The drive took 2:09 off the clock. Dallas will receive the ensuing kickoff with 29 seconds remaining and all three time outs.

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Cowboys Vs. Colts: Jason Witten Touchdown Gives Cowboys Lead

Jon Kitna led the Cowboys on an 18 play, 81 yard drive that took 10:18 off the clock as Dallas has taken a 35-28 lead in the fourth quarter in Indianapolis.

The drive had appeared to stall on the Indianapolis one yard line. On David Buehler’s first field goal attempt, the Cowboys committed a false start. On the second attempt, Indianapolis committed an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, giving Dallas a fresh set of downs.

On third down, Jon Kitna connected with tight end Jason Witten to give Dallas a 33-27 lead. Jason Garrett elected to go for a two point conversion, which was successful on a pass to Roy Williams.

Dallas now leads Indianapolis 35-27 with 2:38 to go.

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Cowboys Vs. Colts: Dez Bryant Injures Right Ankle, Exits Game

Dez Bryant injured his right ankle returning a kickoff in the fourth quarter against the Colts. Bryant limped off the field with the aid of trainers and appeared to be unable to put pressure on the ankle.

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Cowboys Vs. Colts: Indianapolis Blocks Punt, Takes Lead

Indianapolis’ special teams unit has given the Colts the lead.

Mat McBriar allowed his first blocked punt of the season after the Dallas offense went three-and-out. Taj Smith returned the blocked punt two yards into the end zone, giving the Colts a 28-27 lead.

Dallas will get the ball back on the ensuing kickoff with 12:56 to play.

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Cowboys Vs. Colts: Javarris James Touchdown Brings Colts Within Six

Javarris James rushed for a one yard touchdown run on the first play of the fourth quarter to cut the Colts’ deficit to six points.

Peyton Manning led the Colts on a 10 play, 80 yard drive en route to the touchdown run by James.

Dallas still leads Indy 27-21.

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Cowboys Vs. Colts: Peyton Manning Throws Pick-Six, Cowboys Lead 27-14

Peyton Manning is back at it.

Manning threw his third interception of the game, his 10th in his past three games, and rookie linebacker Sean Lee returned the interception 31 yards for a touchdown, extending Dallas’ lead to 27-14.

Manning was looking for Blair White on the pass but made yet another ill-advised throw, resulting in his second pick-six of the game. It is the fourth interception returned for a touchdown the past two weeks for Manning.

The Colts will get the ball back trailing by 13 points with 4:53 to go in the third quarter.

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Cowboys Vs. Colts: Buehler Adds Field Goal, Cowboys Up 20-14

David Buehler connected on his second field goal of the day, a 46 yarder, to give the Cowboys a 20-14 lead in the third quarter.

The Cowboys nine play, 36 yard drive stalled after Jon Kitna threw a pair of incompletions to Austin Miles. Kitna narrowly missed hooking up with Miles on a touchdown pass but the ball was slightly overthrown and just out of the reach of Miles.

Dallas now leads Indianapolis 20-14.

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Cowboys Vs. Colts: Manning To Wayne Cuts Lead To Three

The Colts needed only four plays and 67 seconds to score on the opening drive of the second half.

Peyton Manning led Indianapolis on a four play, 80 yard drive, culminating with a 34 yard touchdown pass to Reggie Wayne.

The Cowboys now lead the Colts 17-14 with 13:53 remaining in the third quarter.

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Cowboys Vs. Colts: Buehler Misses Field Goal, Cowboys Lead 17-7 At Half

The Cowboys missed an opportunity to extend their lead over the Colts in the first half. David Buehler missed a 48 yard field goal which would have given the Cowboys a 20-7 lead with two seconds to go in the first half.

The Colts will receive the ball to begin the second half, trailing 17-7 to the Cowboys.

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Cowboys Vs. Colts: Manning, Garcon Connect For Touchdown

Peyton Manning responded from interceptions on his first two drives with a 15 play, 86 yard touchdown drive capped with a 13 yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Pierre Garcon.

Garcon has been Manning’s favorite target today, with seven receptions for 55 yards and a touchdown thus far.

The Cowboys now lead the Colts 17-7 with 5:57 to play in the second quarter.

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Cowboys Vs. Colts: Peyton Manning Throws Pick-Six, Cowboys Lead 17-0

Peyton Manning is up to his old tricks.

Trailing 10-0, Manning threw an ill-advised pass which landed safely in the hands of Orlando Scandrick, who returned the interception 40 yards for a touchdown, giving the Cowboys a 17-0 lead over the Colts.

The interception by Manning is his 11th in the past five games and ninth in his past three. Manning has been intercepted on both of Indianapolis’ drives thus far.

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Cowboys Vs. Colts: Buehler Field Goal Gives Dallas 10-0 Lead

Dallas converted Peyton Manning’s interception into three points as David Buehler connected on a 30 yard field goal to give the Cowboys a 10-0 over the Indianapolis Colts.

Alan Ball intercepted Manning on the Colts’ opening possession, giving the Dallas offense the ball on their own 16. Jon Kitna led the Cowboys on a 12 play, 72 yard drive ending with a field goal.

The Cowboys lead the Colts 10-0 with 1:44 remaining in the first quarter.

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Cowboys Vs. Colts: Peyton Manning Intercepted By Alan Ball

Peyton Manning and the Colts attempt to respond to the Cowboys’ opening drive touchdown came to an abrupt halt when Peyton Manning threw his 10th pick in his last five games. Manning was looking for his No. 1 wide receiver Reggie Wayne when Alan Ball swooped in to intercept Manning and give the Dallas offense the ball on their own 16 yard line.

The Cowboys still lead the Colts 7-0.

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Cowboys Vs. Colts: Tashard Choice Gives Cowboys Lead

The Dallas Cowboys wasted little time getting on the board in Indianapolis. The Cowboys received the ball to begin the game and promptly marched 80 yards down the field on nine plays for a touchdown.

Jon Kitna threw for 41 yards on four completions to four different receivers before Tashard Choice scored a touchdown on a 20 yard run to give the Cowboys a 7-0 lead.

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Dallas Cowboys At Indianapolis Colts: NFL Week 13 Friday Injury Rrport

Just like the title suggests, here's your Week 13 official Friday injury report for the Dallas Cowboys and their Sunday opponent, the Indianapolis Colts.

 

DALLAS COWBOYS

Status Report

OUT

RB Marion Barber (calf), QB Tony Romo (left shoulder)

QUESTIONABLE

LB Keith Brooking (foot)

PROBABLE

WR Dez Bryant (back), LB Bradie James (knee), CB Bryan McCann (ankle)

Practice Report

DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE

Wednesday

RB Marion Barber (calf), LB Keith Brooking (foot), LB Bradie James (knee), DE Sean Lissemore (ankle), QB Tony Romo (left shoulder)

Thursday

RB Marion Barber (calf), LB Keith Brooking (foot), DE Sean Lissemore (ankle), QB Tony Romo (left shoulder)

Friday

RB Marion Barber (calf), QB Tony Romo (left shoulder)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE

Thursday

WR Dez Bryant (back), CB Bryan McCann (ankle)

Friday

LB Keith Brooking (foot), WR Dez Bryant (back), CB Bryan McCann (ankle)

FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE

Thursday

LB Bradie James (knee)

Friday

LB Bradie James (knee)

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

Status Report

OUT

S Bob Sanders (biceps)

DOUBTFUL

RB Joseph Addai (neck)

QUESTIONABLE

LB Gary Brackett (toe), WR Austin Collie (concussion), TE Brody Eldridge (rib), CB Aaron Francisco (thigh), RB Mike Hart (ankle), CB Kelvin Hayden (neck), T Charlie Johnson (back), DE Ricardo Mathews (back), DT Daniel Muir (hamstring), LB Clint Session (elbow), CB Justin Tryon (foot), WR Reggie Wayne (knee)

Practice Report

DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE

Wednesday

LB Gary Brackett (toe), CB Aaron Francisco (thigh), DE Dwight Freeney (not injury related), CB Kelvin Hayden (neck), T Charlie Johnson (back), DE Ricardo Mathews (back), DT Daniel Muir (hamstring), S Bob Sanders (biceps), LB Clint Session (elbow)

Thursday

CB Kelvin Hayden (neck), T Charlie Johnson (back), DE Robert Mathis (not injury related), S Bob Sanders (biceps), LB Clint Session (elbow)

Friday

RB Joseph Addai (neck), WR Austin Collie (concussion), RB Mike Hart (ankle), CB Kelvin Hayden (neck), S Bob Sanders (biceps), LB Clint Session (elbow), WR Reggie Wayne (knee)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE

Wednesday

RB Joseph Addai (neck), WR Austin Collie (concussion), TE Brody Eldridge (rib)

Thursday

RB Joseph Addai (neck), LB Gary Brackett (toe), WR Austin Collie (concussion), CB Aaron Francisco (thigh), DE Ricardo Mathews (back), DT Daniel Muir (hamstring)

Friday

T Charlie Johnson (back)

FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE

Wednesday

RB Mike Hart (ankle), CB Justin Tryon (foot)

Thursday

TE Brody Eldridge (rib), DE Dwight Freeney (not injury related), RB Mike Hart (ankle), CB Justin Tryon (foot)

Friday

LB Gary Brackett (toe), TE Brody Eldridge (rib), CB Aaron Francisco (thigh), DE Dwight Freeney (not injury related), DE Ricardo Mathews (back), DE Robert Mathis (not injury related), DT Daniel Muir (hamstring), CB Justin Tryon (foot)

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Jerry Jones: Marion Barber Will Not Play Against The Colts

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Thursday that Marion Barber’s calf injury will keep him out of the Indianapolis game Sunday. Jones also said that Felix Jones would start and Tashard Choice would receive more carries. Barber, whose 3.1 yards per carry average is easily a career low, has seen his role shrink in recent weeks, coinciding with interim coach Jason Garrett’s ascension to the lead role.

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Jerry Jones: Marion Barber Will Remain With Team Past 2010, Felix Jones May Start Sunday

Despite the fact that the last three years on Marion Barber’s 7 year, $45 million contract will be absurdly over-market value, Cowboys owner and GM Jerry Jones insists that Barber will remain with the club.

“I know certainly he’s got critics but I wouldn’t go that far in any way to say his time is done with the Cowboys,” Jones said.

Jones has bristled at persistent suggestions from media and fans that his favored starter should see his role reduced and that third-string backup Tashard Choice should see more carries. Jones was critical of Choice earlier in the week, saying that he didn’t deserve more carries until he improved his special teams play.

Meanwhile, with Barber listed as questionable for Sunday’s matchup in Indianapolis, Felix Jones is preparing to start another game.

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Cowboys Vs. Colts: NFL Week 13 Game Capsules

After losing their first game since Jason Garrett was named interim head coach, it should be interesting to see whether or not the Cowboys bounce back and play with the same type of passion that they have the past three weeks. If the 'Boys hope to get back in the win column this Sunday, it won't be easy, as they must travel to Indianapolis to take on a Colts squad that's desperate for a win. Should be a good game.

Here's a few facts, figures and trends about the two teams' series history, as well as up-to-date season stats for both squads.

DALLAS COWBOYS (3-8) AT INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (6-5)

SERIES

COWBOYS

COLTS

SERIES LEADER

8-5

 

STREAKS

 

3 of past 4

COACHES VS. OPP.

Garrett: 0-0

Caldwell: 0-0

LAST WEEK

L 30-27 vs. Saints

L 36-14 vs. Chargers

LAST GAME

11/19/06: Colts 14 at Cowboys 21. Dallas RB Marion Barber scores 2 4th-quarter rush TDs as Colts suffer 1st defeat of 2006 after 9-0 start. Cowboys QB Tony Romo passes for 226 yards.

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/17/02: Colts 20, Cowboys 3. Indianapolis QB Peyton Manning throws for 252 yards & 2 TDs. Colts' defense limits Dallas to 178 total yards.

BROADCAST

FOX (4:15 PM ET): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 121 (Dal.), 123 (Ind.). XM: 105 (Ind.).

 

STATS

PASSING

Kitna: 130-200-1,536-10-8-88.3

Manning: 317-486-3,344 (3L)-22 (T3C)-11-90.8

RUSHING

Jones: 111-448-4.0-0

Addai: 93-406-4.4-3

RECEIVING

Witten (TE): 60-660-11.0-3

Wayne: 76 (1C)-907 (3C)-11.9-4

OFFENSE

365.7

380.4 (2C)

TAKE/GIVE

-7

-2

DEFENSE

358.0

340.5

SACKS

Ware: 9.5 (2C)

Mathis: 7.5

INTs

Newman, Sensabaugh: 2

3 tied: 2

PUNTING

McBriar: 48.2 (1C)

McAfee: 42.8

KICKING

Buehler: 68 (29/30 PAT; 13/18 FG)

Vinatieri: 84 (33/33 PAT; 17/19 FG)

 

 

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NFL Week 13: Dallas Cowboys (3-8) Vs. Indianapolis Colts (6-5)

Jason Garrett's tough road as interim head coach of the Dallas Cowboys continues in Week 13 as the Cowboys head to Indianapolis to take on Peyton Manning and the Colts

Dallas, who is 2-1 since Jason Garrett took over for Wade Phillips, is coming off a 30-27 Thanksgiving Day loss against the defending champion New Orleans Saints. Dallas trailed by 17 points on two occasions and were in position to win the game in the fourth quarter until a Roy Williams fumble proved costly, leading to a Drew Brees touchdown drive. 

For the second straight week, the Cowboys will take on a Super Bowl 44 participant. The defending AFC Champion Colts lost to the Saints last February in Miami in Super Bowl 44. Now, the Colts find themselves coming off back-to-back losses to the Patriots and Chargers and are fighting for a playoff spot. The Jaguars currently lead the AFC South by virtue of a tiebreaker, as they beat the Colts but share the same 6-5 record. Tennessee and Houston remain in the mix as well, sitting only a game back at 5-6. 

Peyton Manning hasn't been sharp during the Colts November slump. Manning has thrown nine interceptions in his last four games, three losses, and only seven touchdowns in that span. The slump has hurt both the Colts' playoff chances and Manning's MVP chances. Still, the Colts control their own destiny with three divisional games out of their last five.

Starting running back for the Colts Joseph Addai isn't likely to play with a neck injury. 

Dallas will also be short a running back as Marion Barber is expected to miss at least this week's game with a calf injury. As a result, Tashard Choice's role in the offense is likely to expand. Choice will likely slide into Barber's role while Barber is sidelined. Miles Austin, who had swelling in his forearm following the loss to the Saints, is expected to play.

This will be Dallas' first trip to Lucas Oil Stadium. The Cowboys last played in Indianapolis in 2002 when the Colts called the RCA Dome their home. The Colts and Cowboys last played in 2006 when Dallas won, 21-14.

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