Comeback Cowboys Clinch NFC East

Green Bay pounds Oakland while the Dolphins drop to 0-13
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 9, 2007 7:33 PM CST
Dallas Cowboys' Sam Hurd celebrates after the Cowboy's scored to take a 28-27 lead late in the fourth quarter against the Detroit Lions in a football game Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007 in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Dallas Cowboys overcame a 13-point deficit in the fourth quarter and won on Jason Witten's 16-yard TD catch with 18 seconds remaining, 28-27. Witten had fumbled near the goal line to kill a drive earlier in the quarter, but redeemed himself with the last of a career-high 15 catches. Tony Romo was cool under pressure in leading the winning drive. Elsewhere:

  • The Packers had two scores on special teams and manhandled overmatched Oakland, 38-7. Ryan Grant pounded the Raiders for 156 yards on the ground while Brett Favre threw two TD passes. Green Bay clinched its division.
  • Miami kept its "perfect" season going, getting smoked 38-17, as Bills rookie QB Trent Edwards had four scoring throws.