I think I speak for legions of Cowboys fans when I say, what a statement the Boys made in front of a nationally televised audience on Monday Night.
As my brother and I sat arms-length from the television with our hands firmly folded watching Tony Romo engineer the game-winning field goal drive, there was no doubt in my mind that my Cowboys were going to pull off a miracle.
The thought of turning off the game after Tony Romo threw his fifth interception briefly crossed my mind. I then remembered how many crazy games I had seen the Cowboys win on Monday Night.
There was the New York Giants in 2002, when kicker Billy Cundiff kicked a record-tying 7 field goals in route to an overtime win against the G-Men.
Then there was the game against Seattle in 2004, when quarterback Vinny Testaverde hit Keyshawn Johnson in the back of the endzone to tie the ballgame up. After a miraculous onside recovery, Julius Jones rumbled into the endzone but a few plays later, capping the win for the Cowboys.
The Cowboys definately have some kind of Monday Night Mojo. To be down 8 points with less than 2 minutes to go and have the odds firmly stacked against them, and still leave Orchard Park with a win speaks volumes about this team. Whether it was Bill Parcells who bestowed this team’s resiliency on them in his 4 year stay, whether it be Wade Phillips or Jason Garrett, this team showed the kind of play that champions have on Monday Night. They proved they have the talent, the composure, and the resiliency to end up in Tempe to play for keeps.
I certainly hope all of Hank’s rowdy friends stayed to watch Dallas’ Monday Night miracle.