The Dallas Cowboys tonight bid farewell to Texas Stadium, and in losing to the Baltimore Ravens they may have said goodbye to the playoffs, too. The Baltimore Ravens beat the Cowboys during the 313th and last game at iconic football arena.
Willis McGahee ran 77 yards for a lead-stretching touchdown when things got tight late in the fourth quarter, then Le'Ron McClain topped that by going 83 yards for the real victory-clinching touchdown with 1:18 left, sending the Ravens past the Cowboys 33-24 Saturday night in a game both teams needed to boost their playoff chances.
Baltimore led 19-10 midway through the fourth quarter behind four field goals from Matt Stover, who sold programs outside the stadium as a kid growing up in the area, and a touchdown pass from Joe Flacco to Derrick Mason.
Tony Romo threw touchdown passes to Terrell Owens and Jason Witten over the last 3:36, each putting Dallas within two points. But the Ravens answered both with one-play scoring drives, both coming on runs up the middle against a defense that had done a great job against the run all night. When Romo's final drive ended on downs, fans began to boo. More boos followed when Flacco took a knee and time ran out.