Cowboys slip past Steelers, forge three-way NFC East tie
Dallas, TX, United States (4E Sports) – Tony Romo completed 30 of 42 passes for 341 yards and two touchdowns as the Dallas Cowboys stay in the playoff hunt after surviving the Pittsburgh Steelers, 27-24, in overtime Sunday at Cowboys Stadium.
The Cowboys captured their third straight win and five of their last six outing following their gutty win over the Steelers and forged a three-way tie in the NFC East with the Cowboys and Redskins.
Dallas took an early 10-0 lead into the second quarter but the Pittsburgh fought back to level the score at 10-10 at halftime.
The ‘Boys and Steelers traded bombs down to the final period, though the visitors appeared to have the upper hand after Ben Roethlisberger completed a go-ahead 7-yard TD strike to Antonio Brown with 12:37 remaining.
Trailing 24-17, the Cowboys posted a furious drive toward the end zone and DeMarco Murray capped it with a game-tying three-yard TD run to send the game into overtime.
The Cowboys then moved the ball inside the five to set up Dan Bailer for a game-winning 21-yard field goal at 13:36 of extra time.
Roethlisberger went 24-for-40 for 339 yards with two TDs and one interception for the Steelers, who saw their playoff hopes take a huge hit.