Dal­las is tied for first

Carr’s in­ter­cep­tion in OT sets up win­ning field goal for Cow­boys, who force 3-way tie atop NFC East.

Austin American-Statesman - - C SPORTS - By Schuyler Dixon ron jenk­ins / Fort WORTH star-tele­gram Cow­boys C

AR­LING­TON, TExAs — Bran­don Carr found a way to si­lence thou­sands of Ter­ri­ble Tow­el­wav­ing Pitts­burgh fans at Cow­boys Sta­dium and send the Dal­las crowd home happy.

The Cow­boys cor­ner­back in­ter­cepted a Ben Roeth- lis­berger pass in over­time, re­turned it 36 yards to the 1, and Dan Bai­ley kicked a 21yard field goal for a 27-24 win over the Steel­ers on Sun­day.

Bai­ley’s kick — 1:24 into OT — won a game for the sec­ond straight week since Dal­las prac­tice squad line­backer Jerry Brown was killed in a one-car ac­ci­dent that led to manslaugh­ter charges against team­mate Josh Brent.

The win pulled the Cow­boys (8-6) into a three-way tie for first place in the NFC East with the Giants and Red­skins with two games left in the sea­son. Dal­las has won five of its last six.

“Those are the plays you dream about in the back­yard, mak­ing the game-win­ning in­ter­cep­tion or touch­down,”

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