The last thing you would expect, especially from a brand new stadium, is for the lights to go completely out.
Dallas was in the midst of one of their worst seasons on record, coming in at an abysmal 1-7 and having already fired head coach Wade Phillips, replacing him in the interim with offensive coordinator Jason Garrett.
Their offense was weak and the defense wasn't much better. Facing the NFL's top rated defense seemed like a tall task to complete for a team that looked nothing short of pathetic through eight games.
The Cowboys needed a change, and fast.
In the third quarter of the game between these two teams, with the Cowboys already leading 19-6. most of the lights at the stadium went completely out. Talk about foreshadowing.
The lights not only went out at the stadium, but they went out on the New York Giants, all while a light bulb seemed to turn on for the Cowboys.
Their defense forced three turnovers, the offense racked up 427 yards, and got three touchdown passes from quarterback Jon Kitna, taking down the Giants 33-20 in a game that was never that close.
Here's the video for your viewing pleasure, all while the song "Lights Go Down in the City" from Journey plays in my head.