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Tuesday Marks 30th Anniversary Of "The Catch"

30 years ago today, Dallas lost the NFC Championship to the 49ers on one of the most memorable plays ever

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    Today represents a pretty memorable anniversary for Cowboys fans, though not all that pleasant of one.

    30 years ago Tuesday, 49ers quarterback Joe Montana found Dwight Clark in the end zone for what would prove the game winning touchdown over the Cowboys at Candlestick Park--the final was 28-27 San Francisco--the second of three years in which the Danny White-led Cowboys would fall in the NFC Title Game.

    Fewer folks remember that the Cowboys actually made a decent push after receiving the ball after “The Catch,” but a fumble by White ended Dallas’s hopes and ensured that “The Catch” would be cemented as one of the more memorable moments of the decade, if not football history.

    ESPN Dallas is actually conducting a poll right now, which ranks the most painful moments in Cowboys’ history--and, obviously, this one is a pretty good candidate for that. So if you’re into that sort of thing, you can go here, and cast your vote.

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