The Pittsburgh Steelers continue their undefeated eight-game winning streak, after narrowly escaping defeat at the hands of the Dallas Cowboys.
The expected blowout game with the 2-6 Cowboys, quickly turned to a nail-biting finish, with defeat right at the Steelers’ door. Even worse for the Steelers was when Ben Roethlisberger, suffered a knee injury, that forced Mason Rudolph to come in and play. However, Roethlisberger returned in the second half of the game
Even with defeat staring them in the face, The Steelers managed to grasp a six-point lead against the Cowboys near the end of the fourth quarter, with 2:41 minutes left to go.
Dallas Has A New Quarterback
Even though the Cowboys lost this game, their replacement quarterback, Garrett Gilbert, proved himself this game. The Cowboys have struggled since the injury that ended the season of starting quarterback, Dak Prescott, but Gilbert stepped up to the plate.
Despite having little to no on-field experience, Gilbert managed to put the Cowboys ahead by 10 in the first quarter. His most notable play being his 20-yard pass to CeeDee Lamb. He finished the game with 21 completions out of 38 passes for 243 yards and a had touchdown.
While not quite a household name, the Cowboys season is looking up for the rest of the season.
Gilbert had previously played with Southern Methodist University during his college career and later in the Alliance of American Football league as a member of the Orlando Apollos.
In 2011, the Los Angeles Rams drafted Gilbert in the sixth round of the NFL draft.
The Cowboys hit the road to face the Tenessee Titans on November 12 at 8:20 pm eastern time.
The Steelers return home to play the Cincinnati Bengals on November 15, at 4:25 pm eastern time.
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