(DALLAS) — The NFC East race got even more interesting as the Dallas Cowboys defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-24 in overtime to move into a three-way tie atop the division.
With the New York Giants losing to the Atlanta Falcons and the RGIII-less Washington Redskins beating the Cleveland Browns, all three teams are 8-6 heading into the final two weeks of the regular season.
Tied at 24 going into overtime, cornerback Brandon Carr made the play of the year for the Cowboys. He intercepted Ben Roethlisberger and returned it 36 yards to the Pittsburgh one-yard line.
Dan Bailey then booted a game-winning 21-yard field goal to give the Cowboys the win. They won on a game-ending field goal for the second straight week.
Tony Romo threw for 341 yards and two scores, but struggled to make plays in crunch time. The Steelers had a chance to win in regulation, but two sacks on 2nd and 3rd down forced them to punt the football and settle for overtime.
The Steelers (7-7) have lost four of their past five games and are now a game behind the Cincinnati Bengals (8-6) for the final Wild-Card spot in the AFC
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Lois M. Collins, Deseret News
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