The Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers needed overtime to decide their pivotal Week 15 matchup, and the Cowboys came away with an impressive 27-24 win at home.
Tony Romo and Ben Roethisberger both passed for over 300 yards and both threw two touchdowns, but Roethlisberger threw a costly interception in overtime that was caught by Brandon Carr, who took it all the way down to the Steelers 1-yard line.
It was a simple chip-shot for kicker Dan Bailey, who drilled the 21-yard field goal for the win.
DeMarco Murray was the unsung hero for the Cowboys, as he pounded away at the Steelers defense for 81 rushing yards and a touchdown and caught four passes for 31 yards.
His efforts allowed the Cowboys to possess the ball seven minutes longer than the Steelers, keeping Roethlisberger and his offense on the sidelines.
Anthony Spencer was particularly effective for the Cowboys on defense, tallying 1.5 sacks and hitting Roethlisberger three more times.
The Cowboys improved to 8-6 on the season, and with this win, they vaulted over the New York Giants in the NFC, with both teams currently sitting a half-game behind the Washington Redskins. They will host the New Orleans Saints in Week 16.
The Steelers fell to 7-7 on the season and now find themselves on the outside looking in on the AFC side, one game behind the Cincinnati Bengals, who now occupy the No. 6 seed. The two teams will battle it out at Heinz Field in Week 16.