A late afternoon start that was already going to be full of excitement became even more important to both teams as both divisional leaders lost big in the morning round of games. With a win, Pittsburgh would be only one game out of first place in their division and back in a playoff spot since the Colts lost. With a win for the Cowboys, they would enter a three-way tie for first place in their division as well as a three-way tie for the final wild card spot in the NFC. In the end, the Cowboys once again persevered, winning another nail-biter and continuing the march to a playoff spot.
In review of my column on Friday regarding the Cowboys’ four quarters to success, the four key points were as follows: