Star Telegram - Redskins nail win with 47-yard field goal
[URL="http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/sports/football/nfl/dallas_cowboys/15938114.htm"]Star-Telegram.com | 11/05/2006 | Redskins nail win with 47-yard field goal[/URL]
[I]LANDOVER, MD - It was wild, dramatic and bizarre.[/I]
[I]How else would you describe the final moments at FedEx Field Sunday when in a matter of 35 seconds the Cowboys went from the brink of losing to the euphoria of winning to total devastation and a 22-19 loss to the rival Washington Redskins?[/I]
[I]Washington kicker Nick Novak began the crazy turn of events when he was wide right on a 49-yard field goal attempt. Four plays later, Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo completed a 17-yard pass to tight end Jason Witten on third down, setting up what could have been a game-winning 35-yard field goal by kicker Mike Vanderjagt with 6 seconds left.[/I]
[I]But that was before Redskins safety Troy Vincent knifed inside Witten and blocked the kick. And before Redskins safety Sean Taylor’s 30-yard return. And before 15 more yards were added on to the end of the play because of a face mask penalty on guard Kyle Kosier, giving the Redskins one last play with no time left on the clock.[/I]
[I]Novak barely made the kick from 47 yards out, but the inconceivable result is all that mattered.[/I]
[I][B]“It’s a heartbreaker,”[/B] Cowboys coach Bill Parcells said. “We just had to execute on the play. We didn’t do it.[B] It’s a tough pill to swallow. To get a shot at winning and then to have it reverse itself is really disheartening.”[/B][/I]
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