The Denver Broncos spoiled the U.S. Thanksgiving Day holiday for the host Dallas Cowboys, winning their National Football League game in overtime, 24-21.

Ron Dayne rumbled 55 yards on the second play of overtime to set up the game winning 24-yard kick by Jason Elam. Denver now has an impressive nine-win and two-loss record with five games to play in the 16-game regular season. Dallas drops to 7-4, snapping a three-game winning streak.

Earlier Thursday, the Atlanta Falcons had little trouble defeating the host Lions, 27-7. Atlanta quarterback Michael Vick threw a pair of touchdown passes to Alge Crumpler. The win pushes Atlanta's record to 7-4. Detroit meanwhile is struggling again this season, now with four wins and seven losses.

Some information for this story provided by AP.