What Went Right, What Went Wrong

What went right, wrong vs. Dallas

The highs and lows of the Steelers Week 10 game vs. the Dallas Cowboys.

4:25 p.m. ET - Kickoff


Game action from Week 10 against the Dallas Cowboys.

4:29 p.m. ET - What went right:** It started out going badly for Ryan Shazier, but then he more than made up for it at the end of the play. Ryan Shazier shot through a gap in the Dallas line to get a hand on Dak Prescott, but the rookie quarterback avoided that potential sack. Moving to his left, Prescott encountered Anthony Chickillo, whose sack/strip was recovered by Shazier at the Dallas 35-yard line.

4:38 p.m. ET - What went right: The Steelers converted the turnover with an eight-play drive that ended with a 2-yard touchdown pass to Le'Veon Bell on a third-down play. Bell ran a slant pattern, and Ben Roethlisberger led him perfectly. The Steelers then attempted a two-point conversion, but Roethlisberger's pass for Ladarius Green was incomplete.

4:45 p.m. ET - What went wrong: Following the Steelers' touchdown, Chris Boswell staked the Cowboys to good field position when his kickoff went out of bounds to give Dallas possession at its own 40-yard line. Ezekiel Elliott carried five times for 22 yards, and the Cowboys halved the Steelers lead with a 37-yard field goal by Dan Bailey. It was 6-3 with 5:17 left in the first quarter.


4:56 p.m. ET - What went right:** The Steelers answered the Dallas field goal with an eight-play, 75-yard drive that ended up in the end zone via a 3-yard pass from Ben Roethlisberger to Eli Rogers. One of the big plays on the drive was a 16-yard run by Le'Veon Bell down to the Cowboys 9-yard line, and Rogers had a key block downfield to allow that to happen. But once again, the Steelers failed on a two-point conversion attempt. Xavier Grimble tripped while running a crossing route, and the pass to Jesse James was a bit off the mark. The Steelers led, 12-3, with 1:13 remaining in the first quarter.

5:06 p.m. ET - What went wrong: It took the Cowboys only two plays to make a significant cut into the Steelers' 12-3 lead. After Chris Boswell's kickoff turned into a touchback, a couple of penalties on the Cowboys had them looking at a second-and-18 at their own 17-yard line. The play called was a simple screen pass, but with Ezekiel Elliott on the receiving end, no play is simple. Elliott turned the "simple" play into an 83-yard touchdown, and the extra point cut the Steelers lead to 12-10 at the end of the first quarter.

5:20 p.m. ET - What went wrong: What had been a 12-3 Steelers lead was gone after Dan Bailey nailed a 53-yard field goal with 11:04 left in the second quarter to give the Cowboys a 13-12 lead. A 16-yard pass to Dez Bryant was the big play for the Cowboys, and then on a third-and-2 Cole Beasley dropped a Dak Prescott pass, which had Dallas attempt the field goal that gave them their first lead.

5:34 p.m. ET - What went right: A 10-play, 54-yard drive that ended with a 39-yard field goal by Chris Boswell gave the Steelers the lead again, 15-13, with 4:43 remaining in the second quarter. The key play was a 13-yard pass completion to Antonio Brown that converted a third-and-10.

5:47 p.m. ET - What went wrong: The Steelers had a chance to extend their 15-13 lead, but the possession was thwarted by a bad non-call on an attempted deep pass to Sammie Coates. Running past Dallas cornerback Anthony Brown, Coates was in decent position to haul in Ben Roethlisberger's pass near the goal line, but Brown clearly held Coates but no penalty was called. The Steelers ended up punting with about one minute left in the first half.

5:59 p.m. ET - Halftime: Steelers 15, Cowboys 13


6:18 p.m. ET - What went right:** The Steelers received the second half kickoff, and the first offensive play was a 39-yard completion to Landry Jones to the Cowboys 36-yard line. After another deep ball that Antonio Brown caught but was ruled out of bounds, Ben Roethlisberger went deep again, and this time the result was a pass interference penalty on Anthony Brown that gave the Steelers a first down at the Dallas 7-yard line.

6:20 P.M. ET - What went wrong: The Steelers ended up settling for a 25-yard field goal by Chris Boswell on their opening drive on the second half. On third-and-goal, Ben Roethlisberger attempted to get the ball to Antonio Brown over the middle, and a holding/interference penalty on Byron Jones was missed by the officials.

6:31 p.m. ET - What went right: It was looking as though the Cowboys were marching toward the touchdown that was going to erase the Steelers lead, but on a third-and-5 at the Pittsburgh 16-yard line, Stephon Tuitt sacked Dak Prescott for a 12-yard loss, and the Cowboys instead settled for a 46-yard field goal that cut Pittsburgh's lead to 18-16 with a little more than five minutes left in the third quarter.

6:38 p.m. ET - What went wrong: It was a 57-yard punt by Jordan Berry, but Lucky Whitehead returned it 39 yards to give the Cowboys possession at the Pittsburgh 49-yard line with 3:23 left in the third quarter of a game the Steelers were leading, 18-16. Rosie Nix saved a touchdown with his tackle on the play.

6:41 p.m. ET - What went wrong: What first seemed to be a break for the Steelers – a holding penalty on guard Ronald Leary after Ezekiel Elliott converted a third-and-1 – turned into a deficit when Dak Prescott came back on the next play and hit Dez Bryant deep behind Artie Burns for a 50-yard touchdown. The Cowboys took a 23-18 lead with 1:35 left in the third quarter.

7:00 p.m. ET - What went right: It was a third-and-1 from the Dallas 20-yard line with 11 minutes left in the fourth quarter. As expected, the Cowboys gave the ball to Ezekiel Elliott, but Sean Davis made the tackle for no gain. Dallas punted, and Antonio Brown returned it to the Cowboys 46-yard line.


7:13 p.m. ET - What went right:** The Steelers capitalized on Antonio Brown's punt return with a touchdown drive in which Ben Roethlisberger completed 4-of-4 for 44 yards. The touchdown came on a 1-yard run by Le'Veon Bell, his first rushing touchdown of the season. But again, the Steelers failed on a two-point conversion attempt when Fitz Toussaint made an unsuccessful diving attempt for Roethlisberger's pass for Jesse James and the ball fell incomplete. The Steelers held a 24-23 lead with 7:56 left in the fourth quarter.

7:25 p.m. ET - What went wrong: Dallas answered the Steelers' fourth-quarter touchdown drive with one of their own to take the lead, 29-24, with 1:55 to play. Besides the 14-yard touchdown run by Ezekiel Elliott, the key play was a 14-yard completion from Dak Prescott to Jason Witten on a third-and-8 from the Steelers 28-yard line. It was a nice throw under pressure from Prescott, and a nice catch by Witten in between Sean Davis and Stephon Tuitt.

7:45 p.m. ET - Final Score: Cowboys 35, Steelers 30

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