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Box Score: Arizona Cardinals at Dallas Cowboys

Posted: Sat January 2, 1999 at 7:37 p.m. EST

NFL     PLAYOFFS 

        FINAL             1ST  2ND  3RD  4TH     TOTAL

ARIZONA 7 3 7 3 20 DALLAS 0 0 0 7 7 FINAL
SCORING SUMMARY

1ST QUARTER: ARI - TD, ADRIAN MURRELL 12 YD PASS FROM JAKE PLUMMER (CHRIS JACKE KICK), 12:13. Drive: 4 plays, 73 yards in 1:31. Key plays: Plummer 59-yard pass to Sanders to Dallas 14. ARIZONA 7-0 2ND QUARTER: ARI - FG, CHRIS JACKE 37 YD, 14:41. Drive: 8 plays, 43 yards in 1:01. Key plays: Plummer 15-yard pass to Moore on 3rd-and-10 to Dallas 47; Plummer 20-yard pass to Metcalf to Dallas 27. ARIZONA 10-0 3RD QUARTER: ARI - TD, LARRY CENTERS 3 YD PASS FROM JAKE PLUMMER (CHRIS JACKE KICK), 1:16. Drive: 3 plays, 80 yards in 1:16. Key plays: Murrell 74-yard run to Dallas 3. ARIZONA 17-0 4TH QUARTER: ARI - FG, CHRIS JACKE 46 YD, 2:05. Drive: 4 plays, 9 yards in 1:52. Key plays: Williams interception at Dallas 37. ARIZONA 20-0 DAL - TD, BILLY DAVIS 6 YD PASS FROM TROY AIKMAN (RICHIE CUNNINGHAM KICK), 11:27. Drive: 5 plays, 25 yards in 1:04. Key plays: Sanders 41-yard punt return to Arizona 25; Aikman 16-yard pass to Jeffers on 3rd-and-7 to Arizona 6. ARIZONA 20-7 TEAM STATISTICS ARI DAL
FIRST DOWNS 14 20 Rushing 2 5 Passing 11 12 Penalty 1 3 3RD-DOWN EFFICIENCY 6-17 5-15 4TH-DOWN EFFICIENCY 0-0 0-3 TOTAL NET YARDS 346 260 Total plays 65 73 Average gain 5.3 3.6 NET YARDS RUSHING 133 96 Rushes 29 20 Average per rush 4.6 4.8 NET YARDS PASSING 213 164 Completed-attempted 19-36 22-49 Yards per pass 5.9 3.1 Sacked-yards lost 0-0 4-27 Had intercepted 2 3 PUNTS-AVERAGE 8-37.9 6-41.3 RETURN YARDAGE 53 174 Punts-returns 3-11 3-52 Kickoffs-returns 0-0 5-103 Interceptions-returns 3-42 2-19 PENALTIES-YARDS 7-55 5-35 FUMBLES-LOST 0-0 2-0 TIME OF POSSESSION 30:02 29:58 PLAYER STATISTICS Missed field goals: Dallas (Richie Cunningham 36). Arizona rushing: Adrian Murrell 12-95, Mario Bates 11-32, Larry Centers 3-5, Jake Plummer 3-1. Dallas rushing: Emmitt Smith 16-74, Sherman Williams 3-22, Troy Aikman 1-0. Arizona passing: Jake Plummer 19-36 for 213 yards, 2 INT, 2 TD. Dallas passing: Troy Aikman 22-49 for 191 yards, 3 INT, 1 TD. Arizona receiving: Rob Moore 5-41, Frank Sanders 3-72, Eric Metcalf 3-48, Larry Centers 3-16, Adrian Murrell 2-16, Chris Gedney 2-15, Johnny Mcwilliams 1-5. Dallas receiving: Patrick Jeffers 7-92, Michael Irvin 4-32, Billy Davis 4-25, Eric Bjornson 2-12, Sherman Williams 2-6, Emmitt Smith 1-10, Hayward Clay 1-9, 0-0, Daryl Johnston 1-5. Arizona tackles-assists-sacks (unofficial): Jamir Miller 12-0-2, Kwamie Lassiter 4-2-0, Tommy Bennett 3-2-0, Corey Chavous 3-0-0, Mark Smith 3-0-0, Ronald Mckinnon 3-0-0, Tom Knight 2-1-0, Aeneas Williams 2-0-0, Patrick Sapp 2-0-0, Andre Wadsworth 2-0-2, Pat Tillman 1-1-0, J.j. Mccleskey 1-1-0, Rashod Swinger 1-0-0, Carl Simpson 1-0-0, Mark Maddox 1-0-0. Dallas tackles-assists-sacks (unofficial): Kevin Mathis 11-0-0, Chad Hennings 4-2-0, Fred Strickland 5-0-0, Randall Godfrey 4-0-0, Greg Ellis 2-1-0, Dexter Coakley 2-0-0, Artie Smith 2-0-0, Deion Sanders 2-0-0, Charlie Williams 2-0-0, Leon Lett 1-1-0, Darren Woodson 1-1-0, Izell Reese 1-0-0, Omar Stoutmire 1-0-0, Antonio Anderson 1-0-0, George Teague 1-0-0, Hurvin Mccormack 1-0-0, Darren Hambrick 0-1-0. Interceptions: Arizona (Aeneas Williams 2 for 0 yards, Tommy Bennett 1 for 42 yards); Dallas (Kevin Mathis 1 for 0 yards, Darren Woodson 1 for 19 yards). Fumbles lost: None. Opponent's fumbles recovered: None. Officials: Referee-Bernie Kukar, Umpire-Jim Daopoulos, Head linesman-Tom Johnson, Line judge-Ben Montgomery, Back judge-Don Dorkowski, Side judge-Tom Fincken, Field judge-Bob Mcgrath. A: 62,969; T: 3:10.

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