Wilbert Montgomery goes off right tackle on the Eagles' first possession and runs untouched through Dallas' defense and into the end zone for a 42-yard touchdown run. Montgomery rushed for 194 yards on 26 carries as the Eagles went on to beat the Cowboys, 20-7, at the Vet and earn their first trip to the Super Bowl.
Dallas coach Jimmy Johnson accuses Eagles coach Buddy Ryan of setting a bounty on Cowboys players Troy Aikman and Tony Zendejas during their Thanksgiving Day game at Texas Stadium. "I would have said something to Buddy but he wouldn't stand on the field long enough. He put his big fat rear end into the dressing room," Johnson said.
With a playoff berth on the line at the Linc in the season's final week (sound familiar?), the Eagles demolished the Cowboys, 44-6. The Eagles ran back two fumble recoveries for touchdowns in the third quarter. The Eagles would go on to the NFC title game before losing to Arizona.
With time winding down at the Vet and the Eagles holding a 30-20 lead, Randall Cunningham, after two kneel-downs, dropped back and threw an end zone pass to Mike Quick that resulted in a penalty for pass interference. Keith Byars scored on the next play as time expired. Both head coaches - the Eagles' Buddy Ryan and the Cowboys' Tom Landry - walked directly to their locker rooms after the game without acknowledging each other.