When Brandon Carr signed with Dallas in the off season he knew that he would help the Cowboys secondary. Carr didn’t know that he would step up and make the biggest play of the season.
Carr stepped in front of a Ben Roethlisberger throw on the second play of overtime and ran it back to the one yard line, silencing thousands of Terrible Towel waving fans at Cowboys Stadium. Two plays later, Dan Bailey kicked a 21 yard field goal that put Dallas at a three way tie for first place in the NFC East.
In a game that saw Tony Romo pass the 25,000 passing yards milestone, the Cowboys did all the right things at the end to escape the Steelers. Romo threw for 341 yards and two touchdowns, and no interceptions. The second touchdown throw went to Dez Bryant, who had suffered a broken left index finger last week.
A DeMarco Murray touchdown with six minutes left tied the game at 24. Dallas’ defense then got some crucial plays, including two sacks to force the game into overtime.
Then, after Carr’s interception return, Dan Bailey won the game for the Cowboys for the second straight week