Steelers vs. Cowboys, Week 15: Dallas in first place

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas now controls its playoff destiny after another comeback win.

After their third straight victory the Dallas Cowboys find themselves in a first place tie with the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants at 8-6 atop the division standings. The Cowboys also control their own destiny as wins over New Orleans and Washington in the final two weeks would give them the division title.

Sunday's overtime victory over Pittsburgh was just the latest in a series of wild games and comebacks by Dallas as they have clawed their way back into the postseason picture:

Dallas improves to 8-6 and now is in a first place tie with the Washington Redskins (who won) and the New York Giants (who were destroyed). They are also tied with Minnesota and Chicago for the final wild card spot. The team has won five of it's last six games and despite a mountain of injuries has given themselves and their fans plenty of hope as a team that never gives up on themselves.

Brandon Carr's interception in overtime set up the game-winning field goal, but it was DeMarco Murray's game-tying touchdown near the end of the fourth quarter that allowed the Cowboys to reach overtime. once again, Tony Romo was over 300 yards passing and had two touchdowns. Dez Bryant also caught another touchdown pass despite being questionable with a fractures index finger.

The only team hotter than Dallas is Washington, who has now won five in a row.

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