The Cowboys and Dolphins playing on Thanksgiving will forever conjure memories of the 1993 game. Dallas defensive lineman Leon Lett adding to his blunderful reputation by sliding across ice and snow to bring alive a dead ball, setting up Miami for the winning kick as time ran out.
With Lett now part of the Cowboys' coaching staff, and Snickers pushing a lighthearted ''Forgive Leon'' campaign, that tale seemed likely to be the most exciting storyline for another holiday meeting between the clubs.
Nope. Nostalgia has been shoved to the sideline because the game itself is shaping up as a good one.
Both teams go in having won three straight. For the Cowboys, it's meant a rise into a tie for first place in the NFC East, and a chance to take over sole possession at least until the Giants play Monday night. For the Dolphins, it's flushed away the dread from an 0-7 start and replaced it with the invaluable commodity of hope. Matt Moore has shown he could be th...