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Last Time Chiefs Played Cowboys is a Painful Memory

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X391_mediumI think a lot of you remember.  I try to forget but, unfortunately, I remember.  The last time the Kansas City Chiefs met the Dallas Cowboys was the continuation of a trend.  The Chiefs did two things that were very typical of the 2005 team, and the Dick Vermeil era in general: The offense scored a lot of points and the defense gave up a lot of points.

Remember those days?  Trent Green threw for 340 yards and a score while Larry Johnson added 143 yards and another three scores.  But that defense....

To help jog your memory, here are a few highlights:

  • Good memory: Before the game, Lamar Hunt did the coin toss and was honored with a video tribute.
  • With the Chiefs up 14-3 in the second quarter, Drew Bledsoe hit Terry Glenn for a 71 yard fleaflicker pass.
  • On the next possession, the Chiefs drove all the way down to the Dallas nine yard line looking to punch it in.  Green dropped back to pass, LJ missed a pass block, Scott Fujita forced a fumble on the quarterback and Marcus Spears picked it up and returned it 59 yards.  What a change of momentum.  I still remember how big that play was to this day.
  • With 3:55 left in the fourth quarter, and the Cowboys holding onto a 24-21 lead, Green hit Eddie Kennison on a 47 yard touchdown pass.  Ball game, right?
  • Wrong.  The Cowboys drove back down the field, with two third down completions, they faced a fourth down near the end zone.  Drew Bledsoe threw to Jason Witten, who missed the pass.  But...
  • ....there was a pass interference call on Greg Wesley, who at the time said, "I was celebrating thinking it was over. Then I see a flag. I thought, ‘Wow, way to give them a second chance.’ … I made a great play and they were bailed out by the referees."  Bailed out because replays showed the interference was clearly on Derrick Johnson.
  • The Chiefs weren't done yet, though, as Green drove them down the field to get Lawrence Tynes in position for a 41 yard field goal, aided by an awesome pass and catch by Green and Dante Hall.  Ball game, right?
  • Wrong.  Tynes missed the kick after a low snap and the Chiefs three-game winning streak ended.

Ugh.  Painful memories.  Here's the box score if you can stomach it.