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TBT: Cowboys Needed Flea-Flickers & Last-Minute Drive To Hold Off Chiefs
The last time the Chiefs came to Dallas, the dirt hadn’t even been moved yet on AT&T Stadium and Tony Romo hadn’t even taken a snap from center.
It was 2005 and Texas Stadium was rocking with a back-and-forth affair that went down to the final seconds.
Drew Bledsoe engineered not only a second-half comeback but a last-minute drive in what proved to be an exciting 31-28 win for the Cowboys. His 1-yard TD pass to tight end Dan Campbell was the seventh lead-change in the game.
Kansas City got in position for a game-tying kick but Lawrence Tynes just missed the 41-yard field goal.
The Chiefs got out to a 14-3 lead, thanks to the hard-nosed running of Larry Johnson. But Bledsoe and the Cowboys got back in the game, thanks to a 71-yard flea-flicker pass to Terry Glenn. Jason Witten also caught go-ahead touchdown but the two teams traded punches in the second half before Bledsoe’s final drive gave the Cowboys the lead for good.
Bledsoe passed for 332 yards and three touchdowns for a 126.1 rating. Read