It took nearly an extra nine minutes, but the Cowboys got it done in overtime.
A 38-yard field goal from Dan Bailey lifted the Cowboys to a 23-20 win with 6:07 to play, capping a seven-play, 28-yard drive.
An exchange of punts converted the game to sudden death, and gave the Cowboys the ball on the Cleveland 48. Three plays later, a pass to Cowboys receiver Miles Austin looked like a catch and a fumble, recovered by the Browns. The ruling on the field was incomplete pass, and the replay assistant inexplicably didn’t buzz down for a replay review.
But even if the play had been reviewed, it couldn’t have been changed to a catch and a fumble recovered by the Browns. Instead, it only could have been converted to a catch.
And so the Cowboys continued to move down the field, getting the winning field goal and moving to 5-5.
They’ll face the 4-6 Redskins on Thanksgiving, in yet another potential elimination game.