(ARLINGTON, Texas) — The Cleveland Browns gave the Dallas Cowboys all they could handle on Sunday. Down 13-0 at halftime, Dan Bailey sent the Cowboys (5-5) into overtime with a field goal late and then won it with a 38-yard field goal in overtime to give Dallas a 23-20 win.
Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was sacked for a career-high seven times in the victory and almost gave the game away with a costly fumble late.
“I’m not surprised about anything in the NFL. I think every week is hard, it’s a challenge. I’m not going to make any excuses for winning,” said Romo, who passed for 313 yards with a touchdown. “I know that it’s hard no matter who you play.”
Dallas will have a short week ahead with another game on Thanksgiving against the Washington Redskins.
“It’s a really important win. A hall of fame pitcher told me a long time ago, you got to sometime win a game when you don’t necessarily have your best stuff,” said Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett. “I don’t think we had our best stuff today but we found a way.”
Browns rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden led his team down the field to put the team up 20-17 with 1:07 remaining in the fourth before Bailey’s game tying field goal with two seconds left in the fourth.
Weeden finished 20 for 35 with 210 yards and a touchdown in the loss. Cleveland drops to 2-8.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire