ARLINGTON, Texas —
It took almost 70 minutes for the Cowboys to finally win their second straight game with a 38 yard field goal. Surprisingly the Cowboys are only one game behind the New York Giants in the NFC East.
Tony Romo connected with Dez Bryant 12 times for a total of 145 yards. Still it came down to some big defense to secure the win.
With just 1:07 left in the game the Browns tight end Ben Watson scored on a 17 yard touchdown pass.
It’s always big to pull of those last minute comebacks and Dallas fans are riding high, but they were playing the Browns and were all but defeated by a team that isn’t going to the playoffs.
With a short week ahead the Cowboys must face rivals Washington Redskins who are also on a roll after an impressive performance by Robert Griffin III.
The Cowboys can’t take much enjoyment out of this victory when the same type of performance won’t gain a Thanksgiving Day win over the Washington Redskins.
There were some real positives with a forced fumble by Gerald Sensabaugh and a goal line stand in final quarter of the game. Along with stopping the final drive of the Browns to force overtime.
So the Cowboys are now 5-5 and not looking as sharp as owner Jerry Jones would like. The Thanksgiving day game is huge for teams.
It also seems significant that the Dallas Cowboys, known as “America’s Team”, is playing the team from the nations capitol while Texas leads the charge in petitions for states seceding form the union.