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Leon Lett Thanksgiving Day blunder gives Miami a win

Twenty years ago today, the Miami Dolphins faced the Dallas Cowboys in the first ever snow game in Texas Stadium. Thanks to Leon Lett, the South Florida franchise came away with the win.

We can all use a little pick-me-up today, and what better way to do it than to let Leon Lett kick some levity into our gloomy Monday? On November 25, 1993, twenty years ago today, in the Thanksgiving Day game for the Dallas Cowboys, the Miami Dolphins came in and stole a victory.

The Dolphins came into the 8-2 on the season, while the Cowboys were 7-3, with both teams looking to solidify their playoff positioning. In the first quarter, Keith Byars ran for a 77-yard touchdown, giving Miami a 7-0 lead in the first game to ever see snow in Texas Stadium.

However, the Cowboys would come back with two Kevin Williams touchdowns, one on a 4-yard pass from Troy Aikman and one on a 64-yard punt return, in the second quarter. With the way the Cowboys defense was playing, it looked like those two touchdowns would be enough to lock away the game.

Miami would add a field goal in the third quarter, then another in the fourth period. With just seconds remaining, and Miami trailing 14-13, Pete Stoyanovich lined up for a potetnially game winning field goal. Then, well, this:

Twenty years, and it's still fun to watch.

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