Folk hero saves day for Cowboys

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityThe Cowboys scored nine points in the final 20 seconds Monday night, with Nick Folk’s 53-yard field goal as time expired giving them an improbable 25-24 win over the Buffalo Bills. “Oh, it’s great,” Folk said. “It shows you how good we can be and what we can do if we don’t make mistakes. And even if we do make mistakes and we stick together as a team, we still stay in the game.” Romo, after being intercepted five times and also losing a fumble, drove Dallas (5-0) 80 yards and hit Patrick Crayton with a 4-yard TD pass with 20 seconds remaining. The 2-point conversion try failed when Jabari Greer stripped Terrell Owens of the ball in the end zone. But Tony Curtis recovered the onside kick and after two completions, Folk nailed his fourth field goal, shocking the sellout crowd that came to celebrate the first Monday night home game for Buffalo (1-4) in 13 years. “I think our team, outside of me, played an outstanding football game,” Romo said. “They dug me out of it. It was tough to grow through that, especially on Monday night. No one is going to care when it’s all said and done how you won the game.” It was the second last-second loss on a field goal this season for the Bills; Denver did almost the same thing in the opener. “It was embarrassing, embarrassing,” Bills receiver Lee Evans, on the verge of tears, kept repeating in a somber locker room. “We had opportunities to put the game away, put some points on the board, give us a little more cushion. Couldn’t do it. It’s embarrassing.” The win kept the Cowboys the NFC’s only unbeaten team heading into a battle with 5-0 New England in Texas Stadium. This latest victory was one of the most incredible in the Cowboys’ illustrious history. Buffalo made nearly all the big plays, including interceptions for TDs by George Wilson and Chris Kelsay and a 103-yard kickoff runback by Terence McGee. In position to clinch it, Trent Edwards’ pass from the Dallas 11 was tipped by DeMarcus Ware and returned 70 yards by Terence Newman. Romo looked for tight end Jason Witten, his favorite receiver. Instead, he found linebacker John DiGiorgio at the goal line and DiGiorgio returned his first career pickoff 38 yards. Yet the Cowboys didn’t go away. And after their long drive to Crayton’s TD, Sam Hurd deflected the onside kick ahead to Curtis. After Owens couldn’t hold on to a 20-yard pass to the Buffalo 25, Romo completed two more passes against Buffalo’s inexplicably soft coverage. Folk, after having his first try from 53 yards negated by a Bills timeout, won it. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NFL: Dallas scores nine points in the final 20 seconds to beat Buffalo. By Barry Wilner THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – Tony Romo is nothing if not resilient. And because he didn’t let four interceptions in the first half, two returned for touchdowns, destroy his night, the Dallas Cowboys pulled off a stunning comeback victory. last_img read more

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DONEGAL BIKE WEEK GETS OFF TO A SUNNY START

first_imgLaunch of the Donegal Bike Week at the Donegal County Council’s Public Services Centre and the Diamond, Donegal Town.The sun shone brightly in Donegal Town for the launch of Bike Week Donegal which took place at the Public Services Centre in Donegal Town. Chairman of Donegal County Council Cllr John Campbell in what is one of his remaining functions as Chairman launched the week long programme of cycle related activities which take place between the 13th and 21st June.The gathering included teachers and senior class children from Scoil Aodh Rua agus Nuala, Gaelscoil na Ceithre Maistirí and the Glebe Primary in Donegal Town as well as fellow Councillor and Donegal Sports Partnership Director Tom Conaghan, Directors Of Donegal Sports Partnership Colin Mc Nulty and Eamon Harvey. Cllr Campbell welcomed the large turnout and thanked programme coordinators Donegal Sports Partnership and Donegal County Council and all the local community groups, schools and cycling clubs for their efforts to promote safe cycling and cycling as a sport.He hoped that the pleasant weather would encourage many more to dust down their cycle and participate in one of the many events organised during the Bike Week 2015 or to just go out and enjoy the many benefits cycling has to offer including getting some fresh air, some exercise or just having fun with some friends.He stressed the importance of safety when cycling on public roads as cyclists have to share with walkers and cars. He then invited everyone with a bike to join him in a lunchtime cycle to the Diamond in Donegal Town and back to the Public Services Centre and thanked the Gardaí of Donegal Town for their support in traffic management for the event.National Bike Week 2015 is a national programme supported by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and coordinated locally by Donegal Sports Partnership with the assistance of Donegal County Council.Bike week events can be viewed at www.bikeweek.ie or www.activedonegal.comFurther information available from Myles Sweeney or Karen Guthrie at [email protected] or 074 9116078 /0749116079DONEGAL BIKE WEEK GETS OFF TO A SUNNY START was last modified: June 12th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal Bike WeekSports Partnershiplast_img read more

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