Staubach’s First Miracle Ranked #8 Comeback of All Time

Roger Staubach's miracle against San Francisco in 1972 was the 8th greatest comeback, according to NFL.com.

In light of the Dallas Maverick’s comeback win over Miami in game 2 of the NBA Finals, NFL.com posted its video for Top 10 Comebacks of All-Time.

 

Roger Staubach had to make the list, of course. His first miracle was ranked #8. This was the 1972 divisional playoffs in which Dallas trailed San Francisco 28-13 in the fourth quarter. Dallas still trailed 28-16 with less than two minutes left, but touchdown passes from Staubach to Billy Parks and Ron Sellers gave Dallas an improbable 30-28 win.

The complete list:

10. 1989: 49ers def. Eagles, 38-28, after trailing 21-10 in 4th quarter.

9. 1980: 49ers def. Saints, 38-35 (OT), after trailing 35-7 at the half.

8. 1972: Cowboys def. 49ers, 30-28.

7. 2006: Bears def. Cardinals after trailing 20-0 at halftime.

6. 2000: Jets def. Dolphins, 40-37, after trailing 30-7 in 4th quarter.

5. 2003: Colts def. Buccaneers by scoring final 24 points.

4. 2002: 49ers def. Giants, 39-38. Um, enough with the 49ers.

3. 1957: Lions def. 49ers, 31-27. Um, enough with the 49ers. Please.

2. 2010: Eagles def. Giants, 38-31.

1. 1992: Buffalo def. Houston, 41-38 (OT).

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In another story, Tony Romo is the #9 undrafted player of all time.

And he got married last weekend. Terezowens got the pictures posted before I could.

 

  • Vaquero’65

    The 1972 playoff win over the Niners is my favorite Cowboys game of all time.  I know there have been 5 SB Wins and I have enjoyed all of them, but this one looked like it was over.  I had accepted that the season was over and then voila, Captain Comeback is born.

  • Krl97a

    What about the Romo/Folk led comeback against Buffalo in 2007? Or the classic comeback against the Redskins in Staubach’s final regular season game? Or the comeback against the Redskins to win in OT in the 1999 opener?

  • Anonymous

    This was just NFL.com’s list. At the very least, Staubach’s last miracle should have also made that list. That the 49ers made the list so many times was nonsense.

  • Anonymous

    This was just NFL.com’s list. At the very least, Staubach’s last miracle should have also made that list. That the 49ers made the list so many times was nonsense.