Trivia: Blowing a 14-Point Lead
Tuesday trivia, one day late.
The Cowboys infamously blew a 14-point lead in the fourth quarter in their loss to the Jets on Sunday night. This marked the first time in franchise history that Dallas had lost a game while leading by at least 14 points in the fourth quarter. The franchise record in such games is now 240-1-1.
Today’s trivia: which team tied the Cowboys when the Cowboys led by at least 14, and in what year did that game take place?
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Incidentally, the last time a regular-season Cowboys’ game ended in a tie was November 27, 1969 against this week’s opponent, the San Francisco 49ers. Dallas fell behind in that game 14-0, but by the third quarter, the Cowboys led 17-14 thanks to a touchdown pass from Craig Morton to Bob Hayes. San Francisco regained the lead later in the third, but Dallas managed to tie it up at 24 when Morton hit Lance Rentzel on a touchdown pass. The 49ers blocked a late field goal attempt by Mike Clark to secure a tie