At the start of the 4th Quarter, the Cowboys are driving for a score. On 3rd and Goal Romo is under pressure and he dumps it off to Barber who is stopped a yard short of a touchdown. Great tackling by Detroit. Dallas is GOING FOR IT on 4th and Goal just outside the 1 yard line: BARBER WALKS IN FOR THE TOUCHDOWN!!!!!!!!!! Barber has scored all of the points today! Dallas cuts the Lions lead to 27-21.
So far, the Dallas Cowboys have had absolutely no pass rush. Kitna hasn’t been pressured all day. Now is the time to change that. Greg Ellis was pretty irritated on the sidelines and it appeared as if he was trying to energize the defense. We’ll see if he is a leader who can make a difference. On 1st and 10 McDonald makes a sliding catch for a first down. We just cannot stop this team today. Then, Kevin Jones runs for 18 more yards and the Lions are already in Dallas territory. Kitna then throws to McKugh for another first down. On 2nd and 10 Terrence Newman makes his first play of the game, an open tackle on Calvin Johnson. Johnson is then flagged for spiking the football and the Lions are moved 5 yard back. On 3rd and 14 at the Dallas 17 Kitna has all day but cannot find a receiver. No pass rush but the defense somehow holds. Detroit’s Jason Hansen misses a 35 yard field goal, and Kitna is pissed. HAHAHA!
Dallas gets the ball back with an opportunity to finally take the lead. On 1st and 10, Romo, under pressure, fires an incomplete pass to Witten. On 2nd and 10 Romo hits Patrick Crayton in stride for 30 yards–a perfect throw from Romo and the first for large gain. That was beautiful. Julius Jones picks up eight yards on a dump pass. On 2nd and 2 Sam Hurd catches it for a first down. On 1st and 10 Romo throws deep to Crayton but it is out of bounds. On 2nd and 10 Romo dumps it off again to Julius Jones for five yards. On 3rd and 5 Witten gets the big first down for Dallas on an 8 yard completion to the Lions 17. On 1st and 10 Crayton makes the catch in the middle for another first down at the Lions 5. On 1st and Goal Jason Witten gets called for a false start and it moves the ball back to the Lions 10. On 1st and Goal the time clock is running down and Dallas has to burn a key time out.
On 1st and Goal Witten makes the catch at the 1 yard line, but did he fumble? He did and the Lions get the ball back at their own 1 yard line. This is just unbelievable.
On 1st and 10 Jones is tackled by Anthony Henry after a four yard gain. Henry saves a big run on this tackle because the left side of the field was wide open. On 2nd and 6 with 5:09 left Jones is tackled at the one yard line after a confusing play. Kitna and Jones miscommunicated and the play was broken up. Jay Ratliff just beat his man and made the tackle. On 3rd and 10 Kitna passes to McDonald for a first down. NO PASS RUSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That pass could be the game!
On 1st and 10, Lions are called for illegal shift and it’s 1st and 15. Kitna throws to McDonald for 7 yards. On 2nd and 8 with 4:08 left, Kitna rolls to the right but no one is open. He throws the ball away and stops the clock at 4:02. Another big third down play, on 3rd and 8 still no pass rush and McDonald catches it for 19 yards. On 1st and 10 Jones runs for a couple yards. On 2nd and 8 Ratliff tackles Jones for a loss. Dallas calls a time out with 2:26 left. THIS IS THE BIGGEST PLAY OF THE GAME: On 3rd and 9 FINALLY Kitna is pressured and his pass is incomplete. Dallas gets the ball back with 2:15 left.
Starting at their own 17, Romo dumps it off to Barber for a gain of six. There are two minutes left in the game. On 2nd and 4 Romo under pressure throws too short for Sam Hurd. On 3rd and 4 Witten gets a first down on a 13 yard completion. On 1st and 10 Romo throws to Witten for 4 yards, and he gets out of bounds with 1:31 left. Where is T.O.?
On 2nd and 6 Owens drops a quick slant that was thrown slightly behind him. On 3rd and 6 Romo is under pressure, attempts to run but fumbles. A Lion just needed to fall on it, but he tries to pick it up and kicks it. Kyle Kosier falls on it.
On 4th and 6 Barber catches it underneath and runs for a first down with 43 seconds left. On 1st and 5 after a penalty on the Lions for 12 players on the field, Romo, under pressure, dumps it off to Witten for 11 yards. He gets out of bounds with 34 seconds left. Sam Hurd catches a pass for another first down and the clock is stopped at 28 seconds. The refs review to see if Hurd caught the ball in bounds and he did.
Dallas, on the Lions 20: Romo again dumps it off to Barber for 4 yards. He gets out of bounds with 22 seconds left. On 2nd and 6 ROMO play actions and passed to WITTEN FOR A TOUCHDOWN!!!!!!!!!
“The legend continues to grow for Tony Romo,” says commentator Joe Buck.