Monday, December 3, 2012
Drive of the game: DeMarco Murray's 1-yard TD
By Todd Archer
ARLINGTON, Texas -- That the Cowboys were trailing 14-3 in the first half to Philadelphia on Sunday was not a surprise.
The Cowboys have faced double-digit deficits at home in every home game but one.
But the Cowboys picked the right time to find an offensive groove when they needed it most, even if it was not the most efficient offense, which is why their 11-play, 75-yard jaunt in the second quarter was the Drive of the Game.
Thanks to a Doug Free holding penalty, an 8-yard loss on a Kevin Ogletree fumble and a minus-3 yard run by DeMarco Murray, the Cowboys had to overcome second and 19, second and 18 and third and 13 to score their first touchdown of their 38-33 win.
Twice Tony Romo found Jason Witten to set up third-and-shorter situations and he connected with Miles Austin for 19 yards on third and 13. After a 28-yard reception by Witten, Murray barged his way into the end zone to cut Philadelphia’s lead to 14-10.
The Cowboys scored on their next four possessions to take the lead from the Eagles.