The Cowboys were fortunate just to get Sunday's game to overtime. Rob Ryan's defense had no answers for Drew Brees, who threw for 446 yards and three touchdowns. Dallas struggled to put pressure on Brees all afternoon, a task made more difficult when DeMarcus Ware was forced to exit the game in the second half with a shoulder strain. Ware returned in overtime, but he didn't last.
Though it will be overlooked now, Romo was outstanding, throwing for 416 yards and four touchdowns of his own. Romo was so hot, it was stunning to see the Cowboys punt the ball away in their first possession of overtime. Romo surely worried he wouldn't see the ball again. He didn't.