Dec 15, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Ware (94) talks with defensive line coach Leon Lett during the game against the Green Bay Packers at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
Thanksgiving day, November 25th, 1993. Snow fell in Dallas, Tx as the Dolphins visited the Cowboys for a nationally televised game. The Dolphins entered the game 8-2, the best in the NFL. Miami opened the game early with a 77 yard Keith Byars run but Dallas fought back scoring two touchdowns to end the first half. Miami would kick two field goals in the 2nd half to get back within two points as the weather continued to worsen.
Having driven into Dallas territory, the Dolphins lined up for the winning field goal. Pete Stoyanovich kicked aside snow as the holder tried to wipe away the powder to place the ball. The Cowboys blocked the kick sending the ball flailing towards the goal line. Dallas defensive lineman Leon Lett scurried after the live ball and touched it sending it closer to the goal line. Miami offensive lineman Jeff Delenbach jumped on the ball thinking he had scored a touchdown. The ball would be ruled down at the one and the Dolphins would have one more opportunity.
This time Stoyanovich’s field goal sailed through the uprights for the game winner as time expired.
While the Dolphins improved to an NFL best 9-2 after the game, they failed to make the playoffs losing their last five games of the season. The play is one that is historically replayed each Thanksgiving.
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