As we count down to the start of a new season, we'll focus on the exact number of days before the Sept. 11 opener against the Bucs.
Today, we will continue with 25 days until the start of the season.
The Play: The Cowboys' road win over an up-and-coming 49ers team in 2011 was an instant classic. Quarterback Tony Romo returned mid-game from a broken rib and punctured lung (medical term: pneumothorax) to bring Dallas back from a 14-point first-half deficit. Miles Austin caught a 53-yard touchdown pass earlier in the game, and his 25-yard TD in the fourth quarter – high-pointing the ball against the right sideline and extending his body just across the goal line – cut the 49ers' lead to three. Dan Bailey would kick two more field goals in regulation and overtime to complete the comeback.
The 2022 season is getting closer and closer. For the next 100 days, we will count down to the Sept. 11 opener with a daily tribute to each number.