Brandon Carr intercepted a pass from Ben Roethlisberger and returned it 36 yards to the 1 in overtime. And Dan Bailey’s 21-yard field goal gave the Cowboys a 27-24 win over Pittsburgh in front of thousands of Terrible Towel-waving Steelers fans at Cowboys Stadium on Sunday.
The Cowboys won on a Bailey field goal on the final play for the second straight week since practice squad linebacker Jerry Brown was killed in a one-car accident that led to manslaughter charges against teammate Josh Brent for allegedly driving drunk.
The winning kick came after Tony Romo, who broke the 25,000 yards passing milestone earlier in the game, took a knee to put Bailey in better position.
Bailey beat Cincinnati 20-19 last week with a 40-yarder as time expired, just a day after the accident that killed Brown.
The score was tied at 24 in the final two minutes of regulation, Pittsburgh quickly moved to its 46 after a completion by Roethlisberger and a roughing-the-passer penalty against DeMarcus Ware.
Dallas, playing with Brown’s No. 53 jersey draped on their bench and his number on a helmet decal, couldn’t do anything in the final minute.