Rapid Reaction: Steelers 20, Cowboys 13

December, 7, 2008
Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

PITTSBURGH -- In a game full of Pro Bowl talent, an unlikely hero emerged in the final two minutes of Sunday's 20-13 Steelers' win over the Dallas Cowboys.

Call him "Big-play Deshea."

Pittsburgh cornerback Deshea Townsend returned a Tony Romo interception 25 yards late for the go-ahead touchdown to improve the Steelers to 10-3 on the season. The Steelers showed grit by overcoming a 13-3 fourth-quarter deficit to score 17 unanswered points in the final 7:15 of the game.

The win helps Pittsburgh tremendously in terms of securing the coveted No. 2 seed in the AFC. The New York Jets (8-5) lost Sunday to the San Francisco 49ers to put Pittsburgh two games up on the Jets with three games remaining. The Denver Broncos (8-5) also are in the running but are a long shot to catch Pittsburgh.

The Steelers also survived with a split in their series with the NFC East in four games. The Steelers have an important AFC North contest next week against the Baltimore Ravens.



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