In 2010, the Dallas Cowboys would have folded in half after blowing a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter.
They would done the same thing in 2011. And 2012. And 2013.
But this current team is just full of surprises. The Cowboys could not maintain a 17-7 lead in the final three minutes of regulation.
Dallas had a shot to put the game away in regulation, but Dan Bailey missed his first field goal in his last 31 attempts on the final play of the fourth quarter.
In overtime, Houston moved the ball into Dallas territory near midfield but had to punt. The Cowboys got the ball but faced a 3rd-and-8 on their own 32.
From there, Dez Bryant made the highlight-reel pass of the season thus far, hauling in a 37-yard pass to give the Cowboys the ball at the Houston 31.
Two plays later, Bailey redeemed himself, nailing a 49-yarder to give the Cowboys their fourth straight win.
It marks the first time since the Cowboys have had a four-game winning streak. Dallas has not been 4-1 since 2008.
DeMarco Murray rushed for 136 yards on 31 carries, giving him a total of 670 in only five games. (Have to mention his latest fumble parenthetically, though.) Bryant had nine receptions for 85 yards.
Had Bryant not stolen the show with this overtime reception, the players making the best play would have been Tony Romo and Terrance Williams. Romo dodged J.J. Watt and heaved a pass to Williams in the end zone. The touchdown gave Dallas a 10-7 lead.
Bryant caught a short touchdown pass in the fourth quarter to give Dallas a 17-7 lead.
The Cowboys have a tough game next week as they travel to Seattle.