The Dallas Cowboys were trying to keep their playoff hopes alive and for the second consecutive week they went to overtime. This week, they played host to the New Orleans Saints and could not get the win in the extra period. The Saints were successful in their role of spoiler as they dropped the Cowboys 34-31 in overtime.
The Cowboys were trailing the Saints by 14 points before Tony Romo threw a touchdown pass to Miles Austin with 15 seconds left on the clock to tie the game at 31. However, in overtime, the Cowboys offense stalled and the Saints took the ball to the Cowboys 2-yard line before kicking a field goal to win the game. The loss drops the Cowboys to 8-7 on the season while the Saints improved to 7-8.
The Cowboys were able to matching the Saints offense in the game, but in the end, the Dallas defense sustained too many injuries to stop Drew Brees. Following are the final player grades and analysis for the Dallas Cowboys.