The Dallas Cowboys (8-5) have pushed their lead over Philadelphia and Washington in the NFC East to a commanding two games with three games to play, with a wild 29-23 overtime win over the Eagles.
Amari Cooper’s third touchdown of the game came with 1:55 left in the extra session, a 15-yard reception off a deflected third-and-8 pass by Dak Prescott to end it. Cooper finished with 217 yards on 10 catches. The Eagles never had the ball in overtime.
There were two touchdowns scored by each team in the final eight minutes of the fourth quarter.
It was another big game for Cooper, whom they acquired from Oakland and Jon Gruden for a first-round pick.
Though the Cowboys came out on top, this was a tough afternoon for first-place teams around the league.
Pittsburgh lost at Oakland 24-21, when Derek Carr’s touchdown pass to Derek Carrier with 21 seconds left gave the Raiders the lead. The Steelers played four possessions with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who returned from a rib injury in the fourth quarter and threw the go-ahead touchdown pass with 2:55 left.
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The Steelers (7-5-1) lead Baltimore (7-6) by a half-game in the AFC North.
New Orleans trailed 14-3 late in the third quarter at Tampa Bay, before coming back to win and clinch the NFC South title. Kansas City needed quite the rally to catch Baltimore and beat the Ravens in overtime.
New England failed to clinch the AFC East, losing 34-33 to Miami on a two-lateral play on the final snap. Houston’s nine-game winning streak ended at home in a loss to Indianapolis, cutting the Texans’ lead in the AFC South to two games.
The other two division leaders square off tonight in Chicago, with the Los Angeles Rams visiting the Bears.