In an ugly game for both sides -- but particularly for the away team -- the Dallas Cowboys fell to the Arizona Cardinals in overtime Sunday by a final score of 19-13.
The home team took the lead in the first quarter with a 48-yard field goal from Jay Feeley.
The Cowboys answered in the second quarter with a 50-yard field goal from Dan Bailey that banged off the upright and went in to tie the game up at 3-3.
Bailey had missed a 53-yard attempt earlier in the half to snap his streak of 26 consecutive successful field goal attempts. He’d finish 2-4 on the day.
Dallas took the lead with a 15-yard touchdown pass from Tony Romo to Dez Bryant late in the second quarter to bring the score to 10-3, a mark that would stand going into halftime.
In the second half, the Cardinals’ offense hit its stride, although the third quarter was comprised of just two possessions -- one by Dallas, one by Arizona -- each resulting in a field goal to make the score 13-6 going into the final frame.
The Cards quickly tied it up in the fourth, with a six-play, 79-yard drive to open the quarter capped by a 4-yard touchdown run by Beanie Wells.
Dallas had a chance to win it with a 49-yard field goal late in the quarter.
But for reasons unknown to this point, head coach Jason Garrett called a timeout just as Bailey put his first attempt through the uprights -- therefore nullifying the play. On the second attempt, Bailey missed badly to send the game to overtime.
After winning the toss, Arizona began marching down the field -- and on the fifth play of the drive, Larod Stephens-Howling took a short pass from Kevin Kolb 52 yards for the game-winning score.
With the loss, Dallas’ winning streak comes to an end at four.
At 7-5, the Cowboys will host the Giants in a division showdown at Cowboys Stadium next Sunday night.
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