Top 5 Monday Night Football Games the Dallas Cowboys Have Played In
With NFC East rivals the Giants and Cowboys featured tonight on Monday Night Football, what are the best games that Dallas has played on Monday Night Football?
Courtesy of Fan Nation.
#5. Giants at Cowboys - September 8, 1986
Tony Dorsett and Herschel Walker were both playing in this game which was won by the Cowboys 31-28 in the last two minutes by a 10-yard touchdown by Herschel Walker.
#4. Eagles at Cowboys - September 17, 1997
Cowboys won this game 21-20 also in the last few seconds when Philadelphia holder Tom Hutton bobbled the snap on a 22-yard field goal attempt with :04 left in the game.
#3 Cowboys at Giants - September 15, 2003
This was Bill Parcells first win in Dallas after the Giants came back from a 15-point deficit in the fourth quarter and tied the game to force overtime on a Billy Cundiff 52-yard field goal to send it into overtime and then kicked the game-winner as well. Dallas won 35-32.
#2 Cowboys at Redskins - September 5, 1983
This game was a nail-biter with Dallas trailing at halftime 23-3, but Danny White rallied to throw three second-half touchdown passes and pulled out a one-point win with 1:49 remaining in the game. Dallas won 31-30.
#1. Cowboys at Bills - October 8, 2007
This had one of the craziest finishes in Cowboys' history. The Cowboys went into the fourth quarter trailing 24-13 after 6 Romo turnovers, two of which were returned for touchdowns. A Romo pass to Patrick Crayton produced a touchdown that left the Cowboys trailing 24-22, so a two-point conversion by Terrell Owens was called for but Owens was stripped of the ball with only :20 left in the game. But after Tony Curtis recovered a weird bouncing onside kick that hit Sam Hurd, rookie kicker Nick Folk hit a 53-yard field goal only to have the Bills call a last-second timeout to ice the kicker, but on the second try Folk was once again good and the Cowboys win the game 25-24.
So will tonight be another game that causes gasps and hair pulling all over Texas? We will just have to sit back and watch.