Since this slideshow is about betting, I'd like to put a nice prop bet out there.
The number of times Leon Lett's boneheaded play is shown during the game: Over/Under 1.5.
How strange was the play? Well, it snowed in Dallas on Thanksgiving and yet this one play is even more unbelievable.
Back in 1993 the Cowboys led the Dolphins 14-13 with :15 remaining in the game. Pete Stoyanovich trotted out for a 40-yard field goal attempt.
Mind you, the following is seen from an Eagles fan's perspective.
Dallas blocked the friggin' kick and Jerry stinkin' Jones is celebrating on the sidelines. Troy Aikman and Michael Irvin look they just finished a make-out sesh and I'm throwing up my turkey.
Thanksgiving suddenly turned into one of my least favorite holidays.
And then it happened.
Leon Lett, a man not small by any measures, raced down the field and touched the dead ball. Miami recovered the ball in the end zone for what I thought was a touchdown.
It was actually better than a touchdown. Miami was given another attempt at a field goal and they made it.
If it were a touchdown, the game would have simply ended. But a field goal attempt allowed Dallas fans to think there was a chance Stoyanovich would miss the kick. It let their hopes get up just a little bit before being crushed.
P.S. Was Don Shula wearing Blue Blockers?
Yes, another history lesson before we get to the game. Sorry, it's just too hard to ignore.
This time around the Dolphins come into Jerry World having won three straight. Those wins came against the Chiefs, Redskins and Bills.
Dallas is also riding a three-game winning streak. They knocked off the Seahawks, Bills and Redskins.
I'm not impressed with either winning streak.
This game comes down to the Dolphins' ability to run the ball. If Dallas can shutdown Reggie Bush and force Matt Moore to make plays, I feel like Dallas rolls in this game.
Dallas ranks 11th in the NFL, allowing 101.4 rushing yards per game and has proven an ability to shutdown several teams this year.
I know Miami is ranked seventh against the run, but I believe in Romo's ability to make more plays than Moore.
Pick: Dallas -7