Week 15: Dallas Cowboys 27 Pittsburgh Steelers 24 (OT)- Post Game Thoughts

It is fairly safe to say that this is the biggest win for the Cowboys all season long (yes, beating out the Week 1 drubbing of the Giants).  They are now in a three-way tie atop the NFC East because of their solid play on Sunday.  Tony Romo has really been coming around as of late.  Minus about four or five picks and many analysts would be calling him elite because of the numbers he has been putting up this year (if it happened to Eli Manning, why not Romo?).  To win a big game at home, in December, is a big step forward for them as well.  All signs pointed towards failure with this game, but the Cowboys rallied and took a good defensive-minded team in Pittsburgh to the brink, and into overtime.  One of the most surprising things about this game was the way it ended: with a Ben Roethlisberger pick in overtime.  This guy is highly regarded as one of the most clutch quarterbacks in the NFL today, so to see him choke with the game on the line is a rarity.  Brandon Carr’s play is one that Dallas could highlight as their team’s play of the year (if they are able to make the playoffs).  Big players make big plays in big situations.  Even though this man has been slumping lately, this action could help him break free of his recent woes in a heartbeat.  Congratulations are in order for the Cowboys.  It seems as though they will have to beat Washington in Week 17 if they want to make the playoffs, but they must first defeat New Orleans next week.  As for Pittsburgh, their season is on the line in a huge game at home versus Cincinnati.  It may as well be a playoff game because the winner will be headed towards some January football, while the other is forced to sit home and watch it.

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