LB Sean Lee’s second interception of the day set up the winning field goal in overtime as the Cowboys knocked off the Colts 38-35 in Indianapolis.
Said Cowboys coach Jason Garrett, “When you come to this place, against that team and that quarterback, those pass rushers, it’s going to be an all-day sucker. It didn’t surprise me their team battled back, but we did the same.”
RB Tashard Choice had 100 yards rushing in his first extended playing time of the year for the Cowboys.
Lee and CB Orlando Scandrick each returned interceptions for touchdowns, the first time the Cowboys have had two in a game since 2001.
Lonyae Miller, activated from the practice squad this week, saved the day for the Cowboys by recovering a fumbled kickoff after the Colts tied the game at 35.
Colts QB Peyton Manning said he is making strong throws, but “poor decisions” that led to four interceptions on Sunday and 11 over the past three weeks.
The Colts rallied back from being down 17-0 to force overtime but still wound up with their third straight loss.
DT Eric Foster got flagged for trying to use leverage to block a field goal in the fourth quarter, a call that helped the Colts give up a touchdown instead.
Taj Smith blocked a punt and recovered it for a touchdown, the first time the Colts have pulled that off since 1989.
Colts defenders grabbed their share of blame for the loss based on their inability to stop the Cowboys on a 10-minute fourth quarter drive.