The Cowboys' defense struggled to make stops all day, but they sacked Andy Dalton to get the ball back. Romo piloted Dallas into scoring position, where Bailey finished off Cincinnati. The Bengals had a great chance to take the lead in the AFC wild-card race, but they remain tied with the Pittsburgh Steelers after the loss.
The Cowboys still are fighting an uphill battle for an NFC playoff spot at 7-6, but a win like this gives them hope. On an extremely difficult weekend, they showed resolve and a newfound ability to finish.