MIDDAY UPDATE: Cowboys still in playoff hunt; Hobbit opens big
COWBOYS EXTEND WIN STREAK
The Cowboys extended their season-saving winning streak to three games Sunday with a dramatic 27-24 overtime victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Cowboys' playoff hopes received a big boost when Brandon Carr intercepted Ben Roethlisberger and returned it 36 yards to set up Dan Bailey's game-winning 21-yard kick. The Cowboys are in a three-way tie for first place in the NFC East. However, the Cowboys own the tiebreaker over the New York Giants because they have a better division record. Washington is in first place because it owns the tiebreaker over the Cowboys thanks to the Redskins' Thanksgiving Day victory. The Saints come to Cowboys Stadium this Sunday after a 41-0 victory of Tampa Bay.
HOBBIT OPENS BIG
There was one movie to rule them all over the weekend as "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" broke December opening records. The first part of filmmaker Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings" prequel trilogy was the No. 1 movie in North America with an estimated $84.7 million debut, out-grossing the previous December record holder, 2007's "I Am Legend."
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