Feely’s FG thwarts Dal­las rally, Ari­zona wins

The Pak Banker - - I Nternational -

GLEN­DALE: Third­string quar­ter­backs when the sea­son be­gan, John Skel­ton and Stephen McGee had lead parts in a Christ­mas night drama staged by a pair of NFL teams headed nowhere.

Jay Feely's 48-yard field goal inched over the cross­bar with 5 sec­onds to play, giv­ing the Ari­zona Car­di­nals a 27-26 vic­tory over the Dal­las Cow­boys.

"Re­ally, noth­ing's big­ger than beat­ing the Dal­las Cow­boys on Christ­mas Day right now," Car­di­nals rookie QB Skel­ton said. "Whiz (coach Ken Whisen­hunt) was shak­ing my hand be­fore the game and I said, 'We have one last gift to un­wrap.' Sure enough, it took the last minute, but we got it."

Dal­las (5-10) ral­lied from 18 points down to take a 26-24 lead when Stephen McGee, in his first NFL game, threw 45 yards to Miles Austin for a touch­down with 1:46 to play. But David Buehler's ex­tra point went wide left.

"I'm not feel­ing too good," Buehler said. "I feel bad for Stephen. He drove the team down there and got the touch­down. PATs are some­thing that is some­thing au­to­matic. You have to put them through the up­rights. I think I just rushed it a lit­tle bit." Ari­zona (5-10) was in deep trou­ble af­ter the kick­off, but Skel­ton, on fourth-and15 from the Car­di­nals 19, threw 26 yards to Larry Fitzger­ald, his only catch of the game. Then Skel­ton threw 19 yards to fel­low rookie Max Ko­mar.

An il­le­gal for­ma­tion penalty moved the ball back 5 yards but still well within Feely's range. -Ap

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