Cowboys top Steelers in overtime 27-24

Cowboys top Steelers in overtime 27-24
December 16, 2012, 8:02 pm
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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) passes the ball as Dallas Cowboys outside linebacker Anthony Spencer (93) defends during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Brandon Carr intercepted a pass from Ben Roethlisberger to set up Dan Bailey's 21-yard field goal in overtime, and the Dallas Cowboys beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-24 on Sunday.

The Cowboys won a Bailey kick on the final play for the second straight week since practice squad linebacker Jerry Brown was killed in a one-car accident that led to manslaughter charges against teammate Josh Brent.

Carr intercepted Roethlisberger's pass along the sideline and returned it 36 yards to the 1. Bailey's kick came after Tony Romo took a 2-yard loss to put the kicker in better position.

It was a disappointing ending for tens of thousands of Terrible Towel-waving Pittsburgh fans at Cowboys Stadium.

The Cowboys (8-6) moved into a three-way tie for the NFC East lead with the New York Giants and Washington Redskins. The Steelers (7-7) lost for the fourth time in five games.

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