Saints hold off Cowboys' rally for overtime win

  • By Associated Press
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- Garrett Hartley kicked a 20-yard field in overtime, and the New Orleans Saints defeated the Dallas Cowboys, 34-31 on Sunday.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees threw for 446 yards and three touchdowns and led a drive to the winning kick. The Saints all but clinched it when a fumble by Marques Colston rolled forward about 20 yards to the Dallas 2. Jimmy Graham recovered.

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The Cowboys lost despite rallying for two touchdowns in the final 3:35 of regulation. Tony Romo, who threw for 416 yards and four scores, hit Miles Austin for the tying touchdown with 15 seconds left in regulation.

The playoff hopes for the Saints (7-8) ended with Minnesota's victory against Houston. The Cowboys (8-7) had a three-game winning streak snapped, but can still win the NFC East with a victory over the Washington Redskins in next week's regular-season finale.

Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press

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