'Mentally tough' Steelers rally in Dallas to hit 8-0

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Who else but Minkah Fitzpatrick?

For the second week in a row, Fitzpatrick knocked away a pass in the end zone to preserve the Pittsburgh Steelers‘ undefeated season.

This time, he kept Garrett Gilbert‘s pass from finding CeeDee Lamb to help the Steelers hold on to a 24-19 win against a pesky Dallas Cowboys team (2-7) at AT&T Stadium on Sunday.

The Steelers are 8-0 for the first time in franchise history, surpassing the 7-0 mark set by the 1978 team.

“I’m really proud of our football team, 8-0 for the first time in franchise history,” coach Mike Tomlin said. “We’re humbled and honored to be that group. It’s not without its trials today, obviously. Some of it was created by us. … We’ve got a group that sticks together and a group that’s mentally tough and is able to persevere. I’m thankful for that.

“But obviously we can’t keep having these conversations every week, because one of these weeks, we’re going to be doing it with an L if we’re not careful. But we’re thankful to win today.”

Although the Steelers pulled out the win, the game was far from pretty.

A 14-point favorite,

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