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Dallas Cowboys Keep Pace in NFC East

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

 

The Dallas Cowboys kept their playoff hopes alive by winning in overtime against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.

The Cowboys defense had been less than stellar at times, but came up big in overtime when Brandon Carr intercepted a pass intended for Mike Wallace down the right sideline.  Carr managed to get the ball inside the Steelers’ five-yard line, which set kicker Dan Bailey up for this third game-winning field goal of the season and second in back-to-back weeks.

The win was a great one, not only because the Cowboys are now in a three-way tie for first place in the NFC East, but also because it shut the thousands of towel waiving Steelers fans that descended upon Cowboys Stadium up.  Prior to the game, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said that if the Cowboys were “America’s Team” then the Steelers are the “World’s Team.”

Sorry Bennie, Sunday wasn’t your day.

With the New York Giants having been blown out of the water by the Atlanta Falcons and thanks to the free-fall which the Chicago Bears are in, the Cowboys hold the key to their own destiny.

The Cowboys seem to be getting hot at the right time and have now won five-of-six games.  That being said they must continue to win.  I don’t think the Giants will lay another egg next week, and the Washington Redskins proved they could win without Robert Griffin III.

Tony Romo understands that the Cowboys must win every game going forward and is doing his part to make sure it happens.  On Sunday Romo carved the Steelers defense up for 341 yards and two touchdowns.

With the offensive line finally starting to play better, all the Romo doubters and critics may actually get to see what I’ve been saying for years, and that is if Romo has time, secondary players beware.

Jesus Flores is a Dallas Cowboys writer for RantSports.com Follow him on Twitter @SSgtFlo1