Cowboys vs. Steelers: Dallas' Biggest Winners and Losers from Week 15

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Cowboys vs. Steelers: Dallas' Biggest Winners and Losers from Week 15
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How about them Cowboys? In an overtime match for the ages, the Cowboys were able to beat the Steelers in the fifth quarter by a score of 27-24.

Dallas skated to an early lead of 10-0, but Pittsburgh was able to come back and take the lead in the third quarter by a score of 17-10. That's when the game got really interesting as both teams traded blows and scores up until about seven minutes remaining in the fourth quarter.

Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray tied the game at 24 apiece after scoring from just three yards out with 6:58 remaining.

Before heading into overtime, both teams had a chance to score before the last quarter ended. The Steelers squandered an opportunity as they were driving, crossed midfield, but their momentum was negated after consecutive sacks by the Cowboys, one coming from Anthony Spencer.

When the Steelers were forced to punt, Cowboys return man/receiver Dwayne Harris took the punt for a gain of 39 yards up to Dallas' 49-yard line. But Dallas couldn't capitalize and ended up having to punt.

The Steelers chose to run out the clock and go into overtime where they won the coin toss. As they received the ball on their own 20, Ben Roethlisberger went to work, finding his favorite target, tight end Heath Miller, on a curl route for a 7-yard gain.

On the game's very next play, Big Ben found another receiver, but he played for the opposing team. Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr picked off Roethlisberger, returning it to the Cowboys goal line for a 36-yard gain.

That is where the action stopped as the Cowboys ended the game on a 21-yard field goal from kicker Dan Bailey to win it all.

All of that action happened in the last two quarters, so just imagine what went on in the quarters prior to the fourth and overtime?

It was the game of the year for the Cowboys, and they played that way. As we get ready to judge the winners and losers of this epic contest, remember that the Cowboys control their own destiny. If they win out, they are in the playoffs.

It's looking like the last game of the year between the Redskins and Cowboys will be for the NFC East title and a spot in the playoffs.

Now, here are the game's biggest winners and losers.

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