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The list: Cowboys top best games in DFW of '13

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In the spirit of lists, as we approach the end of 2013 - here is a look back at the best games played in the area.

1. Broncos 51, Cowboys 48. Oct. 6 - AT&T Stadium
Probably the best regular-season game of the NFL in 2013. Cowboys led 14-0. Broncos led 35-20.
Cowboys led 48-41. Tony Romo throws I-N-T late in the game to give Peyton Manning a short field, and the game. 
Yes, Jerry, it was a great show.

2. Texas Rangers 2, LA Angels 1, July 31, Rangers Ballpark
The Rangers defeated the Angels on a walkoff home run for the third consecutive night. This win came when Adrian Beltre won the game on an HR on a 2-2 pitch in the bottom of the ninth inning.
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3. Baylor 41, TCU 38. Nov. 30, Amon G. Carter Stadium
TCU head coach Gary Patterson's rant after this game is reserved for another list, but this game was entertaining throughout. TCU's season was over, and in its last game of the year it played right with No. 9 Baylor and arguably should have won. TCU QB Casey Pachall threw three picks, two returned for touchdowns and another that ended the game when the Frogs' were driving to score.

4. Cowboys 24, Redskins 23, Dec. 22 - FedEx Field
Down 24-13 to start the fourth quarter, and playing with a horribly injured back, Tony Romo led the Cowboys on a comeback that ended with a 10-yard pass to DeMarco Murray on 4th-and-goal with 68 seconds remaining to save the season for another week.

5. TCU 62, Kansas 55, Feb. 6 - Daniel-Meyer Coliseum
In TCU's first win in the Big 12, the Horned Frogs' scored one of the biggest upsets in the last 30 years in men's college basketball. It was TCU's first win ever against a Top 5 team - KU was No. 5. It was an ugly game - KU shot 29 percent from the field, and TCU was 22-of-38 on free throws.
But the Frogs won, and a packed house stormed the floor after the game to celebrate a milestone win.

6. Mavericks 108, Trail Blazers 106. Dec. 7, 2013 - Moda Center
The Mavericks didn't make the playoffs in 2013, so finding a game in this calendar year is not easy.
Alas, this was a good one. Mavs shooting guard Monta Ellis hit a jumper at the buzzer to win the game. 


7. Rutgers 55, SMU 52 (3 ot) Oct. 5, Ford Field
Garrett Gilbert's awesome two-point conversion across his body to the corner of the endzone for a tippy-toe catch to complete a 21-point fourth quarter comeback made this memorable.


8. Texas Rangers 4, Oakland A's 3 - June 20, Rangers Ballpark
The end of a fun three-game set featured four lead changes and three ties, a running catch by Nelson Cruz in right field to save a run, and a game-ending throw out at the plate by Craig Gentry to Elvis Andrus to A.J. Pierzynski to nail Josh Donaldson to win the game.

9. Dallas Stars 4, Chicago Blackhawks 3 - December 3, United Center
The other "winter" pro sports team that did not make the playoffs, so finding a game is not easy. The Stars' win against the defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks was especially note worthy because goalie Kari Lehtonen made 47 saves. 
The Stars took a 3-0 lead before blowing it. The Stars were out-shot 50-18.

10. Michigan 87, Kansas 85 - March 29, Cowboys Stadium
This Sweet 16 game was all KU; the Jayhawks led 68-54 with 6:51 remaining. U of M guard Trey Burke then went off, and hit a long 3-pointer to tie the game with five seconds remaining to force OT.
Burke finished with 23 points and 10 assists.


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2. Texas 30, TCU 7. Oct 26, 2013 Amon G. Carter Stadium

The Longhorns dominated the pitiful Horned Frogs whose only score was on a gadget/trick play.

TCU quarterback BigCase (Pachall) had a quarterback rating of 13.4. The Star-Telegram rated BigCase of Natty Light as the best QB in the Big 12 prior to the 2013 season.


1. Eagles @ Cowboys, Sunday December 29
Cowboys got to 8-8, missed the playoffs again, and the game essentially ended in another interception. Classic.

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