Josh (desh) wrote,
Josh
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Oh, man. It was one of the greatest plays in Eagles history. With a small lead and less than a minute to go in the game, the Eagles were back up against their own end zone as the veteran Dallas QB tried to score the touchdown to take the lead away. But he threw it right to an Eagle, and the longest interception return in team history resulted, as the Eagles won the game.

Of course I'm talking about James Willis' interception of Troy Aikman in 1996. Here's the video (or see below the cut). That was a bigger play, I'd say, because back then we just couldn't beat Dallas. This was the era of botched holds on game-winning extra points, of the Eagles losing 6 straight in Dallas, and of Dallas winning 3 of 4 Super Bowls. These days the Eagles have been the better team for years, for the most part, and simply beating Dallas doesn't have the same ecstatic feel that it did then.

Oh, but I'll still take it.

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