The top sports moments to happen within the city itself, including neutral-site matchups such as college bowl games, super bowls, NCAA Tournaments, etc. Kenny Rogers pitched a perfect game against the Angels on July 28, 1994 at The Ballpark in Arlington. Rogers struck out eight batters and needed only 98 pitches.
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Nolan Ryan's 5,000th K
Nolan Ryan became the first pitcher to reach 5,000 strikeouts when he whiffed Rickey Henderson of the Oakland A's on Aug. 22, 1989. After the game, Henderson said that it was an honor to be Ryan's 5,000th strikeout.
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Cowboys win 1979 NFC East title
Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach scored two touchdowns in the final minutes of the fourth quarter, leading his team to a 35-34 victory against the Redskins in the final 2:20 of the game in Texas Stadium. The win allowed the Cowboys to steal away an NFC East title and a spot in the playoffs from the Redskins.
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1974 Thanksgiving Day
Down 23-17 to the Redskins, rookie quarterback Clint Longley came in for an injured Roger Staubach and threw two touchdown passes, including a game-winning 50-yard pass to Drew Pearson in the final minute.
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1999 NHL Western Conference Finals Game 7
In the first period, the Stars took an early lead with Jamie Langenbrunner's goal, which was followed up by three more, two from Mike Keane and a final from Jere Lehtinen in the 4-1 victory that sent Dallas to the Stanley Cup finals.
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1984 NBA First Round Game 5
The Dallas Mavericks defeated the Seattle Supersonics in the series-deciding Game 5, 105-104, in overtime to claim the franchise's first playoff series victory.
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2006 NBA Conference Finals Game 5
Dirk Nowitzki scored 50 points in a 117-101 win over Phoenix that gave the Mavericks a 3-2 series lead. The Mavs would win the series in Game 6 to head to their first Finals.
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Nolan Ryan's 7th no-hitter
On May 1, 1991. against the Blue Jays, 44-year-old Rangers fireballer Nolan Ryan set what may be an unbreakable record by pitching his seventh no-hitter. It came 18 years after his first.
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Terrell Owens gets trampled
T.O. celebrated two touchdowns by running over and standing in the star in the middle of Texas Stadium. A chorus of boos from Cowboys fans wasn't the only thing T.O. was greeted with after his second trip as Cowboys safety George Teague drilled into T.O., knocking him clear out of the beloved star and earning the admiration of fans in the stands that day.
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1993 NFC Championship Game
Cowboys head coach Jimmy Johnson confidently proclaimed that, "We will win the ballgame, and you can put that in three-inch bold headlines." The Cowboys led the 49ers 28-7 at halftime, having scored touchdowns on four of their first five possessions, and withstood the loss of quarterback Troy Aikman to a concussion in the third quarter to hang on for a 38-21 victory. The Cowboys would go on to win their second straight Super Bowl. Send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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