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Friday, November 29, 2013

Decade of Futility - Cundiff's Thanksgiving Day Shank Leads To Loss, Collapse For 2005 Cowboys





More Thanksgiving memories: Four days after successfully connecting on a 56-yard field goal against the Detroit Lions, Cowboys place-kicker Billy Cundiff missed a 34-yard fourth quarter trey that would have beaten AFC West-leading Denver on Thanksgiving. Instead, the game went into overtime, and the Broncos escaped with the victory following a lengthy scamper from tailback Ron Dayne that reached the Dallas 6-yard line.
The loss was the first of three in the final five weeks for the Cowboys, as they lost their grip on the NFC East, and missed out on the playoffs yet again.
You can read more about this late-season crash in my new book Decade of Futility.