Cowboys Survive Browns in OT, 23-20

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Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(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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