It wasn’t very pretty, but the Dallas Cowboys are back at .500 on the year after defeating the Cleveland Browns at home by a final of 23-20.
The Browns jumped out to a 13-0 lead in the first half, on a 10-yard touchdown pass from Brandon Weeden to tight end Benjamin Watson and a pair of field goals by Phil Dawson, but Dallas’ effort over the final 30 minutes--helped along by a slew of ill-timed Browns penalties--gave the home team the victory.
Dallas finally got on the board in third quarter with a Dan Bailey field goal. Then, in the fourth, they took the lead with a two-yard touchdown run by Felix Jones and a 28-yard touchdown reception by Dez Bryant.
The scoring onslaught by Dallas put them up at 17-13, but Cleveland soon got back on top courtesy of a 17-yard touchdown pass from Weeden to Watson, which put the score at 20-17. Dallas answered with Bailey’s second field goal of the game to tie things up at 20-20 going into overtime.
There, after failed drives by both teams, Bailey hit a 38-yard field goal to cap a seven-play, 28-yard drive and give Dallas the win.
At 5-5, the Cowboys will host the Redskins at Cowboys Stadium on Thanksgiving Day.
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