Bailey Kicks Cowboys to Another Victory, 20-19 over Miami
POSTED: Thursday, November 24, 2011 - 6:44pm
UPDATED: Thursday, November 24, 2011 - 10:40pm
The Cowboys don't like close games, but wins they will take any day. On Thanksgiving, another game came down to a kick, and rookie Dan Bailey made a 28-yard field goal as time expired, giving the Dallas Cowboys a 20-19 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Thursday.
"We did enough to give ourselves a chance to win the game," Dallas coach Jason Garrett said.
This was the second straight game that Bailey ended with a field goal, and the fourth time he's done it this season. The kick was his 26th straight made field goal, matching the second-best in club history.
Tony Romo threw two first quarter interceptions, but played well in the fourth quarter, finishing 22 of 34 for 226 yards. Running Back DeMarco Murray ran 22 times for 87 yards.
Laurent Robinson caught seven passes for 79 yards. Jason Witten had four catches for 43 yards and Murray had 41 yards on four catches. Dez Bryant caught three balls for 35 yards and had a 20-yard punt return to start the winning drive.
Miami Quarterback Matt Moore was 19 of 32 for 288 yards and a touchdown. He took four sacks and had trouble handling several snaps, although losing only one.
Cowboys are 7-4, and will travel to Arizona next Sunday, 2:15pm MT kickoff.