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August 12, 2011

Two-minute situations are fun for McGee: "I like that feeling."

The Dallas Cowboys practice two-minute situations frequently in practice, but it doesn’t often include Stephen McGee.

The third-string offense hasn’t gotten work in the two-minute drill, he said.

But he sure seems to know how to handle it.

McGee led two comebacks late in the season last year, and he led another one Thursday night in the Cowboys’ preseason opener against the Denver Broncos.

“I love the last-minute situations like that, and I feel like that’s a situation we can excel in and just compete your butt off when you’re behind,” he said. “I like that feeling. Hopefully, we won’t have to be behind in the future, but when we are, you know, it’s fun when you have the opportunity to come back in a two-minute situation. That’s what quarterbacks love.”

McGee led a 12-play drive that covered 65 yards to score on a 13-yard pass to Dwayne Harris. Then he threw a two-point conversion pass to Martin Rucker, who had caught a 28-yard pass on fourth down earlier to keep the drive going.

“I think that’s fun football right there,” McGee said. “Not to downplay other situations. They’re all important. I just feel like those are fun. The game’s on the line. You’ve got to step up.”

-- Carlos Mendez

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