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NFL: Dallas 27, San Francisco 24 (OT)

Sept. 18, 2011 at 8:44 PM   |   Comments

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Field goals by Dan Bailey Sunday first forced overtime and then pulled out a 27-24 Dallas Cowboys victory over the San Francisco 49ers.

Bailey was true on a score-tying 48-yarder as regulation time expired and then nailed a 19-yard attempt in overtime for Dallas (1-1).

Tony Romo racked up 345 yards and two scores on 20-of-33 pass attempts, overcoming a fractured rib suffered in the first half.

Despite the injury, he engineered the score-tying drive late in the fourth and then hooked up with Jesse Holley on a 77-yard pass to set up the game-winning kick.

The Cowboys also got three TD receptions from Miles Austin, who tallied 143 receiving yards, while Jason Witten hauled down seven passes for 102 yards.

San Francisco (1-1) was led by Alex Smith, who completed 16-of-24 passes for 179 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.

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