The Dallas Cowboys (7-5) lost to the Arizona Cardinals (5-7) in an upset in the desert. The Cowboys looked to have the win in regulation, but a missed 49 yard field goal pushed the game into overtime.
Cowboys coach Jason Witten called a time out just before the kick. That kick was good, but the second was not. In overtime Cardinals running back LaRod Stephens-Howling took a screen pass 52 yards to the end zone for the win.
Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo completed 28 of 42 passes for 299 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions. Wide receiver Dez Bryant had eight receptions for 86 yards and one touchdown.
Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb, in his first game back after a turf toe injury completed 16 of 25 passes for 247 yards and two touchdowns. Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald had four receptions for 55 yards, and running back Beanie Wells had 20 rushes for 67 yards and one touchdown.
Despite a losing record, the Cardinals seem to have the first place Cowboys figured out beating them in their last three meetings. And after a stellar November the Cowboys broke their four game losing streak.
Next week the Cardinals take on their first place division rivals, the San Francisco 49ers, who have clinched the NFC west, and the Cowboys will play their second place division rivals, the New York Giants.