Cowboys top Steelers 27-24 in OT

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Dallas, playing with Brent watching from the sideline and Brown’s No. 53 jersey draped on their bench and his number on a helmet decal, couldn’t do anything in the final minute.

The drive stalled at the Steelers 43, and Bailey lined up for a 61-yard field goal attempt with 32 seconds left. But the Cowboys called timeout and punted instead. Roethlisberger took a knee, sending the game to overtime.

Roethlisberger was sacked four times and finished 24 of 40 for 339 yards with two touchdowns and an interception.

“We’re still in the same situation we started in before we came,” said Wallace, who had 95 yards receiving, including a 60-yarder to set up a touchdown. “We know we win these last two games, we’re still in the tournament.”

Earlier in the fourth quarter, Pittsburgh was driving for a go-ahead score when Ware and Spencer sacked Roethlisberger at the Dallas 40, forcing a punt with three minutes left. The Cowboys opted to punt at the two-minute warning after a third-down pass to Dwayne Harris was less than a yard short of the first down.

Roethlisberger put the Steelers ahead 24-17 with a 7-yard scoring pass to Antonio Brown, and Brown was about to put Pittsburgh in control with a long punt return.

But Brown fumbled when Victor Butler reached out and knocked the ball loose at the end of a 22-yard return. DeMarco Murray, who had 81 yards on 14 carries, then went in on a 3-yard run.

“There was about five or six guys, all in black and yellow,” Butler said. “And I see the punter and me and the long snapper and I figure I am probably the best tackler out of the three. It was time to make a play.”

Dez Bryant extended his touchdown streak to six games while playing with a broken left index finger, a 24-yard score that put Romo over 25,000 yards for his career and gave Dallas a 10-0 lead.

Roethlisberger pulled the Steelers even at 10 before halftime. He stepped away from pressure and used a couple of pump fakes to keep pass rushers away before finding Heath Miller wide open along the sideline on a 30-yard score.

“We still have a chance to right our wrongs here with two games left,” Miller said. “We’re just going to keep chipping away at it.”

NOTES: The first Dallas touchdown was the first scoring connection from Romo to Jason Witten this season. … Steelers CB DeMarcus Van Dyke injured a shoulder on Pittsburgh’s first punt less than two minutes into the game and didn’t return. … Dallas rookie TE James Hanna had two career catches for two key grabs on theCowboys’ first touchdown drive. … The Grambling State band spelled out “JB” in honor of Brown at halftime. … Cowboys LB Ernie Sims sustained a concussion in the first half and didn’t return. … Attendance was 95,595, a season high at Cowboys Stadium.

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