Dallas 27, Pittsburgh 24

Sunday, December 16, 2012 4:25 PM
WHEN: 4:25 PM EST, Sunday, December 16, 2012
WHERE: Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas
TEMPERATURE: DOME
HEAD OFFICIAL: Clete Blakeman
ATTENDANCE: 95595

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 OT Total
Pittsburgh 0 10 7 7 0 24
Dallas 3 7 7 7 3 27

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Pittsburgh 7-7 4-2 3-5 L2
Dallas 8-6 4-3 4-3 W3

Recap


Cowboys 27, Steelers 24 (OT): Cornerback Brandon Carr's interception led to Dan Bailey's game-winning 21-yard field goal in overtime as host Dallas pulled into a three-way tie atop the NFC East.

Dez Bryant, who was playing with a fractured left index finger, reeled in a 24-yard touchdown for his eighth score in six games. Tight end Jason Witten had a 17-yard touchdown and DeMarco Murray added a 3-yard score for the Cowboys (8-6), who are level with New York and Washington after recording their fifth win in six games.

Ben Roethlisberger threw for 339 yards and a pair of scores, but tossed his lone interception on the second play of overtime. Carr stepped in front of Mike Wallace on the right sideline and returned the ball to the 1-yard line.

Tony Romo, who threw for 341 yards and two touchdowns, promptly positioned the ball for Bailey's kick, which sailed between the uprights.

Antonio Brown had a game-high eight catches - including a 7-yard touchdown reception - and tight end Heath Miller added a 30-yard score for the Steelers (7-7), who have lost four of their last five. Pittsburgh, which sits one game behind sixth-place Cincinnati (8-6), will host the Bengals next week.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Dallas NT Josh Brent was on the sideline in street clothes just over one week removed from an accident which killed practice squad linebacker Jerry Brown. Brent, who has been charged with intoxication manslaughter, was placed on the reserve/non-football illness. ... Pittsburgh WR Emmanuel Sanders exited the contest during the first half with a rib injury. ... The Steelers played in the first game with the new overtime rules, falling to Denver on the first play of extended time.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Pittsburgh   Dallas
Isaac Redman Player DeMarco Murray
3 Attempts 14
30 Yards 81
10.0 Avg Yards 5.8
0 Touchdowns 1
22 Long 28
Receiving
Pittsburgh   Dallas
Mike Wallace Player Miles Austin
4 Receptions 7
95 Yards 79
23.8 Avg Yards 11.3
0 Touchdowns 0
60 Long 19

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Pittsburgh 388 69 319 3 1 0 1.0 1
Dallas 415 87 328 3 2 1 4.0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Dallas will play their next game at home against New Orleans . The Cowboys have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .571 after a loss.
  • Pittsburgh will play their next game at home against Cincinnati. The Steelers have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.