Leon Lett muffed kick recovery in the snow leads to Dolphins victory
Most-watched regular-season game in past 19 years
Classic matchup airs at 9 a.m. ET on Thanksgiving morning
On Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 26 at 9 a.m. ET, NFL Network will serve up an appetizer to the Thanksgiving Day tripleheader on CBS, FOX and NFL Network, as NFL Classic Games encores the wild 1993 Thanksgiving victory by the Miami Dolphins over the Dallas Cowboys.
In a matchup of first-place teams in an unexpected snowstorm, Dolphins kicker Pete Stoyanovich connected on the winning 19-yard field goal -- moments after having a 41-yard attempt blocked -- to give Miami a 16-14 victory. Cowboys defensive tackle Leon Lett muffed the ball while trying to recover the blocked kick. Miami recovered with 3 seconds remaining and scored the winning points. Had no Cowboys player touched the loose football, Dallas would have taken possession. Kevin Williams scored both Cowboys touchdowns, while Keith Byars had a club-record 77-yard touchdown run for Miami. The Thanksgiving defeat was the Cowboys' final loss of the season as they won their next eight games, including Super Bowl XXVIII.
This NFL Classic Games telecast features the complete NBC broadcast with announcers Dick Enberg and Bob Trumpy calling the action along with all of the network's original graphics. The game was watched by 38.4 million viewers on NBC and is the most-watched NFL regular-season game in the last 19 years (since 49ers-Giants on ABC Monday Night Football drew 41.5 million on Dec. 3, 1990).
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