Saints vs. Cowboys: Full Highlights and Recap

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The New Orleans Saints and Dallas Cowboys needed overtime to decide a winner, and the Saints outlasted the 'Boys, winning by a score of 34-31.

If not for a furious fourth-quarter comeback by Tony Romo, the Saints would have easily won the game, but Romo led the Cowboys on two touchdown drives with less than five minutes to play to force overtime.

That's where the magic stopped, though, as the Cowboys were forced to punt on their first possession, and the Saints followed up with the game-winning field goal on their next possession, thanks to a fortuitous bounce on a Marques Colston fumble that was recovered at the Dallas two-yard line by Jimmy Graham.

Romo finished with 416 yards and four touchdowns. Dez Bryant caught nine passes for 224 yards and two touchdowns in defeat, and Jason Witten broke the NFL's single-season receptions mark by a tight end, catching six passes and totaling 103 catches on the year.

Drew Brees matched Romo pass for pass, and he finished with 446 yards and three touchdowns.

Colston and Darren Sproles both hauled in over 100 yards worth of passes in the victory for the Saints.

The Saints improved to 7-8 on the season and will host the Carolina Panthers in Week 17, while the Cowboys fell to 8-7 and will hit the road to face the Washington Redskins next Sunday to determine which of them will win the NFC East.

 

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