Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 11/13/14
This week, the Xs and Os study will focus on the rare 90-yard Cowboys drive. This, as of right now, is the longest drive of the season from a yardage standpoint - Dallas' previous long drive of the year was the 87-yard drive, also in the 4th Quarter, that gave them a 48-41 lead over Denver - and also, maybe the most vital drive of the year based on what was at stake. And that drive, while open for debate, put a game in the Cowboys' win column, and kept optimism somewhat alive for a divisional crown and a playoff berth. Surely, a loss to Minnesota and a very difficult game in New Orleans might have put them at 4-6 at the bye week. Even in a lousy division, that would have made just getting back to 8-8 a tough haul. Now, thanks to a 9-play, 90-yard drive that had to be successful, they are still in a spot where they are in control of their own fate. What makes the drive more impressive to me is that they were down 23-20 when it started. Years of NFL research show us that when a...
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