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Take a look at the plays you voted into the second half of the final 8 top plays in Cowboys history.
Take a look at the plays you voted into the first half of the final 8 top plays in Cowboys history.
Watch four of the greatest plays in Cowboys history and vote at http://www.dallascowboys.com/multimedia/top-plays-bracket.html
Watch the four greatest plays from the 2000's and vote at http://www.dallascowboys.com/multimedia/top-plays-bracket.html
Bill Jones and Mickey Spagnola break down the second portion of their sweet sixteen of the top plays in Cowboys history.
Bill Jones and Mickey Spagnola begin to populate their March Madness brackets with the top Cowboys plays of all time.
Some Cowboys legends speak about what made Larry Allen so great, as he is announced as a member of 2013's Hall of Fame class.
Watch as Larry Allen works his way up to a 700 lb. bench press during the spring of 2001.
"This guy's got a rocket booster strapped to his back!", proclaimed Dan Dierdorf as Larry Allen chased down a Troy Aikman interception during his rookie year in 1994. Allen is nominated for a spot in the Hall of Fame, which will be announced this Saturday.
Jeff Sullivan of Star Magazine has been counting down the Top 25 playing in Cowboys history over the last month. Now, no list like that comes without some varying opinions, so Nick Eatman chimes in with his additions to the list.
1.) In naming the 25 Greatest Plays in the history of the Dallas Cowboys franchise, there was one no-brainer and alas, for the sake of dramatic flair, that was the gold medalist: the “Hail Mary.” Roger Staubach to Drew Pearson in Minnesota.
#2. San Francisco was obviously anticipating a handoff to Emmitt Smith, leaving cornerback Don Griffin a man on an island opposite Harper, who ran a “skinny post 8 route.” Harper made a quick inside move, caught the ball at the 35 and sprinted another 46 yards down the right sideline before finally being tracked down at the 9-yard line. And with that, a dynasty was born. The call also played into the psyche of the Cowboys going forward. They would never be intimidated. They would expect to win and win they did. On occasion, a single snap of the football can be so much more.
#3. Longley released the ball from his own 40-yard line, having dropped back 10 yards from the midfield snap. The pass was as spectacular as a ball could’ve been thrown, a tightly-wound spiral which found Pearson in stride at the 4-yard line. He never stopped, into the end zone, touchdown.
4.) Tony Dorsett’s 99-yard touchdown against the Vikings on Jan. 3, 1983 was arguably the greatest individual play in franchise history. It’s an unbreakable record, one that has never even been matched, before or since. And it’s all the more impressive that the Cowboys had just 10 players on the field, fullback Ron Springs mistakenly on the sidelines.
5.) The Cowboys led the Denver Broncos, 13-3, midway through the third quarter of Super Bowl XII. After dominating early, Dallas should’ve been in command, but momentum was starting to change until Butch Johnson hauled in a Roger Staubach pass in such aerobatic brilliance that it’s impossible to watch any collection of outstanding Super Bowl plays without its appearance.
6). Brown’s first interception came midway through the third quarter, that one, admittedly, was a gift, returned 44 yards. The ensuing 1-yard touchdown run gave Dallas a 20-7 lead. However, the Steelers, playing with seemingly all the momentum after a recovered on-side kick, seemed poised for at least a game-tying drive with four minutes remaining, the ball on their own 32-yard line. Two snaps later, Brown read a pass route and secured the win for the Cowboys with his second interception of the game, this one returned to Pittsburgh’s 6-yard line, some 33 yards.
#7. On a day where the “Doomsday Defense,” dominated in every way imaginable, there is one signature play. It also served as the defining play of Bob Lilly’s Pro Football Hall of Fame career: Lilly’s 29-yard takedown of Miami quarterback Bob Griese, the longest sack in not only Super Bowl history, but believed to be the longest in any NFL game.
#8. On the final drive, in overtime, which culminated with a game-winning 41-yard field goal, Smith accounted for 41 of the team's 52 yards and nine of the 11 touches. And while the 10-yard scamper, which included a stiff-arm which his injured right arm, is cited as the specific play for purposes of the countdown, it could've just as easily been his block against 280-pound Giants lineman Keith Hamilton which likely prevented a sack of Aikman.
#10. The pass floated toward the end zone, wide receiver Drew Pearson racing to meet it and securing the ball tightly as two members of the Falcons secondary hit him, which was enough to spin him but not jar the ball loose. The extra point was blocked, but no matter, the Cowboys prevailed in one of the more thrilling games in franchise history, 30-27.
Texas Stadium was home to the Dallas Cowboys during the period of 1971-2008. During those 38 seasons, the Cowboys won 213 of 313 games played in the stadium.