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The Dallas Cowboys just lost to the Ravens in unbelievable fashion.  The first unbelievable thing was a fake field goal late in the third quarter.  The Ravens moved the chains as a result of the fake and scored their first touchdown of the game just two plays later. 

After the Cowboys scored with less than four minutes left in the game to cut the lead down to two points, Willis McGahee ran for a 77-yard touchdown on the very next play.  The Cowboys went down the field and answered with another touchdown, but the Ravens basically turned the Texas Stadium lights out for good only one play later. 

Le'Ron McClain got the handoff, broke a tackle, and ran 82 yards for a touchdown.  It was the longest run ever for an opponent in Texas Stadium, and it was the play that ensured there will be no Cowboys game at Texas Stadium ever again.  McClain's run was somewhat similar to McGahee's, and for both to come right after Cowboys touchdowns is pretty amazing.

The Cowboys are now 9-6 and their playoff hopes are quickly fading.  They are not eliminated from playoff contention yet, as they could still make the postseason if a few different things happen.  As it stands right now, though, it looks like they will not make the playoffs, meaning the Lions will likely have the #1 overall pick and a pick inside the top 20.  It isn't often that a team has so many chances to improve this quickly, so the Lions' general manager better make good use of these draft picks.