The Top 10 Ugliest Wins That Felt Like Losses in the History of Your Dallas Cowboys
That's what makes yesterday's 7-6 escape by the Dallas Cowboys so damn fugly. A couple missed field goals by Shaun Suisham. A vintageTony Romo escape-n-create touchdown. A batted pass for an interception by, of all people, Stephen Bowen. They all transformed an embarrassing loss into a sheepish win.
But it got me to thinking: Where does Sunday's performance rank amongst Dallas' all-time hideous wins?
Pretty high. Or is that pretty low?
10. Cowboys 13, Buccaneers 9. 10.26.08 - The game's only touchdown is a Roy Williams alley-oop thrown by, yuck, Brad Johnson.
9. Cowboys 14, Broncos 6. 12.18.77 - The season finale features a preview of things to come as Dallas' defense smothered Denver a month before duplicating the feat in Super Bowl XII.
8. Cowboys 12, Patriots 6. 12.15.96 - A good 10-5 team beats another good 10-5 team behind four Chris Boniol field goals.
7. Cowboys 9, Giants 3. 11.7.76 - Efren Herrera saves the day as 7-1 Dallas escapes 0-8 New York despite being outgained and outplayed by a team led by Craig Morton.
6. Cowboys 10, Bears 9. 11.26.81 - 9-3 Dallas survives 3-9 Chicago on Thanksgiving when Ron Springs scores in the final two minutes.