Rescued by reserves

Patchwork defense comes through in OT

Posted: December 17, 2012 at 3:37 a.m.

Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (29) goes over the top for extra yardage Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. On a day when Dallas’ defense was key, Murray finished with 81 yards on 14 carries.

Brandon Carr found a way to silence thousands of Terrible Towel-waving Pittsburgh fans at Cowboys Stadium and send the Dallas crowd home happy.

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Sports, Pages 15 on 12/17/2012