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NFL: Dallas 27, Pittsburgh 24 (OT)

Dec. 16, 2012 at 8:52 PM   |   Comments

ARLINGTON, Texas, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Brandon Carr's overtime interception set up a field goal by Dan Bailey Sunday that lifted Dallas over Pittsburgh 27-24 and into a share of first place.

Carr picked off Ben Roethlisberger on the second play of overtime and Bailey connected on a 21-yard boot, hoisting the Cowboys (8-6) into a three-way tie atop the NFC East with the New York Giants and Washington.

Dallas forced overtime thanks to another Steelers turnover late in regulation -- Antonio Brown lost a fumble on a punt return, resulting in a 3-yard touchdown run from DeMarco Murray.

Tony Romo completed 30-of-42 passes for 341 yards and two touchdowns for Dallas, which won for the fifth time in six games.

Roethlisberger, meanwhile, finished with 339 yards and two touchdowns on 24-of-40 efficiency, but couldn't prevent a fourth loss in five contests for Pittsburgh (7-7).

The Steelers fell one game behind AFC North leader Cincinnati as well as one game out of a wild card berth.

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