FRISCO, Texas – Perhaps Dak Prescott doesn't get a chance to lead the Cowboys on a dramatic overtime drive in Sunday's 29-23 win over the Philadelphia Eagles if Sean Lee doesn't make a critical stop with just over seven minutes remaining in the fourth quarter.
With the Cowboys trailing 23-16 and the Eagles facing third-and-8 at the Dallas 30, Lee dropped running back Darren Sproles for a six-yard loss back to the 36-yard line.
The Eagles chose to punt instead of try a long field goal, and 11 plays later Prescott threw the tying touchdown pass to Dez Bryant, ultimately forcing overtime.
Regarding that key stop, Lee said, "I stayed on my keys. You know when (Sproles) is in the game, he's a huge target for them. So I was able to kind of read that screen quickly and get a good break on it.
"It was one of those deals where I think we were battling, battling, battling and we found a way to make plays – not just me on that play but later in the game, throughout the end of the fourth quarter we found ways to make plays as a defense, which is huge."
The defense made four straight stops in the fourth quarter to help force overtime, including a fumble recovery by Tyrone Crawford at the start of the quarter that led to a Dan Bailey field goal – the beginning of a 10-point rally.
Crawford also added 1.5 sacks and 2 tackles for loss. Lee led the defense with 11 tackles (2 for loss).