Steelers and Cowboys head to overtime

Reuters

It’s gonna take more than 60 minutes to settle things before the Steelers and Cowboys.

After a first half that saw the Cowboys control play but wind up tied because of a fumble, we had a second half that saw the Steelers in command until a fumble. Antonio Brown couldn’t hold onto the ball at the tail end of a good punt return and the Cowboys recovered to set up a DeMarco Murray touchdown that tied the game at 24. The Steelers looked set to break that tie after DeMarcus Ware was called for roughing Ben Roethlisberger to move the ball near midfield with a little more than a minute to play, but two straight Cowboys sacks halted Pittsburgh’s momentum.

Dwayne Harris returned the ensuing punt just past midfield, leaving the Cowboys in position to win the game before the end of regulation. Tony Romo couldn’t hook up with Jason Witten on third down, though, and the Cowboys punted. The Steelers opted to take a knee with 25 seconds left and the ball on their own 20 following a touchback.

It’s been a good game, a welcome occurrence on a day overflowing with one-sided blowouts. And we get a little bit more of it.