For the third time in their three meetings since 2008 – all of in Arizona – the Cardinals beat the Cowboys in excruciating fashion.
LaRod Stephens-Howling caught a short pass from Kevin Kolb and zipped 52 yards for a touchdown in overtime to give the Cardinals a 19-13 victory Sunday, snapping the Cowboys’ four-game winning streak.
“There’s something about the Cowboys,” Arizona wide receiver Andre Roberts, who had six catches for a career-high 111 yards receiving, said. “I don’t know.”
The loss was made more painful because Dallas probably should have won it, but the Cowboys called a timeout a heartbeat before Dan Bailey’s 49-yard field goal sailed through the uprights for what would have been the game-winner at the end of regulation.
“The play clock was running down. We just wanted to make sure that he had a real clean opportunity at it,” Dallas coach Jason Garrett explained. “It was at about 6 (seconds) and we were still getting settled in, so we banged a time out to give him the opportunity to get the snap, hold and kick as clean as possible.”
Bailey’s next try was short and to the left, sending the game to overtime.
“The first one, I felt like I hit it good. Obviously it went in,” Bailey said. “We called the timeout, but that is my job to regroup and make the next one. I didn’t do that. No excuses. I should have made it despite the circumstances.”
Bailey earlier missed a 53-yarder, snapping a streak of 26 in a row he had made, dating to Week 2.
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