With :07 seconds left on the clock, Cowboys tight end Jason Witten hauled in a Tony Romo pass in the end zone to stun and defeat the New York Giants on NBC Sunday Night Football. The reception capped a 72 yard drive that took only 87 seconds. Of course, the fact that Giants quarterback Eli Manning and Coach Tom Coughlin handed the Cowboys – by then out of time outs – an extra 40 “free seconds” by throwing an incomplete pass on third and goal at the one yard line, then kicking a field goal instead of going for the touchdown, helped to engineer Romo’s amazing drive.
The Cowboys, for their part, wouldn’t have found themselves in this trouble at the end of the game if they hadn’t turned the ball over three times, resulting in three scores. With help from the Giants poor play calling in the final two minutes, the Cowboys were able to squeak out a one point win, despite their best efforts to give the game away.
Lesson learned? It’s possible to learn from mistakes.
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