SAINTS-COWBOYS How They Scored

Associated Press photo by Brandon WadeSaints running back Mark Ingram celebrates his touchdown against the  Cowboys with teammates David Thomas, Jermon Bushrod and Eric Olsen.
Associated Press photo by Brandon WadeSaints running back Mark Ingram celebrates his touchdown against the Cowboys with teammates David Thomas, Jermon Bushrod and Eric Olsen.

First quarter

SAINTS: Mark Ingram 9 run at 10:25 (Garrett Hartley kick). DRIVE: 10 plays, 80 yards, 10:25. KEY PLAYS: Drew Brees 15-yard pass to Marques Colston on third-and-7 from the Saints’ 23. Pierre Thomas 13-yard catch and run on third-and-3 at the Cowboys’ 43. Facemask penalty on Cowboys’ Anthony Spencer against Brees puts ball on Dallas 9. SAINTS 7, COWBOYS 0.

Second quarter

COWBOYS: Dez Bryant 58 pass from Tony Romo at 12:47 (Dan Bailey kick). DRIVE: 3-74-1:28. KEY PLAY: Romo 10-yard pass to Bryant to the Cowboys’ 42.
COWBOYS 7, SAINTS 7.

COWBOYS: Bryant 58 pass from Romo at 5:43 (Bailey kick). DRIVE: 5-75-3:23. KEY PLAY: Romo 12-yard pass to Jason Witten on third-and-9 at the Cowboys’ 26. COWBOYS 14, SAINTS 7.

SAINTS: Lance Moore 6 pass from Brees at 1:11 (Hartley kick). DRIVE: 12-90-4:32. KEY PLAYS: Brees 21-yard pass to Colston to start the drive. Darren Sproles 11-yard run to Saints’ 42. Neutral zone infraction on Cowboys’ Spencer on fourth-and-1 at
Cowboys’ 23 keeps drive alive. SAINTS 14, COWBOYS 14.

SAINTS: Hartley 37 field goal at 0:00. DRIVE: 5-51-0:47. KEY PLAY: Brees 44-yard pass to Sproles on first play of drive to Cowboys’ 26. SAINTS 17, COWBOYS 14.

Third quarter

COWBOYS: Bailey 47 field goal at 10:26. DRIVE: 9-47-4:34. KEY PLAYS: Romo 16-yard pass to Miles Austin. Romo 12-yard pass to Kevin Ogletree to Saints’ 43. COWBOYS 17, SAINTS 17.

SAINTS: Pierre Thomas 5 pass from Brees at 4:03 (Hartley kick). DRIVE: 3-5-0:14. KEY PLAY: Drive set up on Curtis Lofton’s forced fumble on run by DeMarco Murray and Lofton also
recovers at Cowboys’ 5. SAINTS 24,
COWBOYS 17.

Fourth quarter

SAINTS: David Thomas 3 pass from Brees at 11:10 (Hartley kick). DRIVE: 10-98-4:53. KEY PLAYS: Pierre Thomas 6-yard run on third-and-2 from Saints’ 10. Brees 16-yard pass to Jimmy
Graham on third-and-7 at New Orleans’ 19. Colston 60-yard catch and run to Cowboys’ on third-and-8. SAINTS 31,
COWBOYS 17.

COWBOYS: Dwayne
Harris 16 pass from Romo at 3:35
(Bailey kick). DRIVE: 5-80-1:10. KEY PLAYS: Bryant 41-yard
reception from Romo to the Saints’ 31. Murray 15-yard catch to the Saints’ 16. SAINTS 31,
COWBOYS 24.

COWBOYS: Austin 19 pass from Romo at 0:15 (Bailey kick). DRIVE: 7-64-1:14. KEY PLAYS: Drive
begins at Cowboys’ 36 after 28-yard punt return by Harris. Romo 22-yard pass to Murray to Saints’ 42. Witten 19-yard reception to Saints’ 19. COWBOYS 31,
SAINTS 31.

Overtime

SAINTS: Hartley 20 field goal at 10:33. DRIVE: 7-72-3:00. KEY PLAYS: Brees 26-yard pass to Graham to Cowboys’ 48 to start the drive. Brees’ 7-yard pass to Graham on third-and-3 to Dallas’ 34. Graham recovers fumble by Colston at Cowboys’ 2 to set up the game-winning field goal. SAINTS 34, COWBOYS 31.

FINAL SCORE: Saints 34,
Cowboys 31

RECORDS: Saints 7-8, Cowboys 8-7

ATTENDANCE: 92,570

Sheldon Mickles