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Ravens Hold Off Cowboys 31-29

Wide Left.

The Dallas Cowboys dominated the statistics, held the ball twice as long as Baltimore and amassed more yards rushing against the Ravens than any team – ever.

Still it wasn’t enough as the Ravens held off the Cowboys 31-29 Sunday for their 14th straight regular-season home win as Dan Bailey’s 51-yard field goal attempt went wide left in the closing seconds.

The Ravens victory may have come at a cost. During the game the defense lost several players to injury, cornerbacks Lardarius Webb (right knee) and Jimmy Smith (lower leg strain), along with middle linebacker Ray Lewis (triceps). Webb’s could be a possible ACL tear which would essentially end his season. He is expected to go in for an MRI on Monday.

For the second straight week the Ravens defense was gashed by the run as Dallas ran for 227 yards. Never in Ravens history,  has the defense allowed more than 400 yards rushing over a two-game stretch. Against Kansas City and now Dallas the Ravens have given up 441 yards on the ground.

Ray Rice scored two touchdowns and Joe Flacco threw for a score as the Ravens offense moved the ball well most of the day even though they only ran seventeen plays in the second half. Baltimore’s biggest play came in the return game as Jacoby Jones tied an NFL record with a 108-yard kickoff return to put the Ravens up 24-13 early in the Third Quarter.

Baltimore will travel to play the Houston Texans in a match-up of the top records in the AFC.


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