OPPONENT: St. Louis
SCORE: 0-0, Tied
SITUATION: First-and-10 from the Dallas 9 with 9:47 left in the first quarter.
PLAY: DeMarco Murray finds a big hole in the middle of the line, makes a nifty move on the safety and sprints 91 yards down the left sideline for a touchdown. It’s the second-longest TD run in franchise history and propels him to a 253-yard day -- the most in franchise history.
SCORE: 16-15, Washington
SITUATION: Third-and-21 from Dallas 30 with 2:20 left in the fourth quarter
PLAY: Tony Romo eludes pressure and finds Dez Bryant downfield for a 30-yard gain after a leaping catch and run by Bryant. The play gets an additional 15 yards because DeAngelo Hall grabs Bryant’s facemask as he tackles him, moving the ball to the Washington 25 and setting up Dan Bailey’s game-winning field goal.
SCORE: 30-27, Dallas
SITUATION: First-and-10 from Dallas 20 with 4:22 left in the fourth quarter
PLAY: Tony Romo, pressured by Ndamukong Suh, heaved a pass off his back foot to Jason Witten, who was 25 yard downfield. Stephen Tulloch tipped the underthrown pass in the air before intercepting it.
OPPONENT: San Francisco
SCORE: 24-24, Tied
SITUATION: Fourth-and-four from San Francisco 30 with :04 left in the fourth quarter
PLAY: Bailey missed a 21-yard attempt earlier in the game. The Cowboys didn’t call on him again until the final play of regulation, when they needed him to convert 48-yard with Candlestick Park’s tricky winds to send the game into overtime. He delivered, then sunk the 49ers in overtime as the Cowboys avoided an 0-2 start.
OPPONENT: New York Jets
SCORE: 24-17, Dallas
SITUATION: Third-and-2 from NY Jets 2 with 9:12 left in the fourth quarter
PLAY: A touchdown probably clinches the game, and a field goal makes it difficult for the Jets to win. The only thing Romo can’t do is turn the ball over. After not finding a receiver, Romo scrambled and tried to dive into the end zone. Romo tried to cover the ball up, but it was poked free and the Jets recovered.