The Steelers called a timeout after the 4-yard completion to the Dallas 41 with 1:31 left. It allowed Roethlisberger to remain in the game. (It is not known why he was not taken out of the game for a concussion check after his head bounced off Lawrence.)
Roethlisberger grabbed his left knee immediately after the play and again before taking the shotgun snap. He also walked with a noticeable limp.
Roethlisberger, though, stayed in the game. He completed four consecutive passes, including a 17-yard touchdown to James Washington that got the Steelers on the scoreboard with 1:10 remaining in the half.
Roethlisberger headed to the locker room after throwing the touchdown pass.
Mason Rudolph went 2-of-3 for 3 yards, getting the Steelers in field goal range. Chris Boswell kicked a franchise-record 59-yard field goal. He missed from 54 yards on the previous snap, but the Steelers were penalized for a false start.
Boswell missed the extra point after the Steelers’ touchdown.
Pittsburgh trails 13-9 at halftime as Garrett Gilbert threw a touchdown pass and ran for 28 yards in his first career start.
UPDATE 5:58 P.M.: The Steelers announced Roethlisberger is expected to return in the second half.