Originally Posted by CooterBrown
Duane Thomas didn't play in that SB. Dan Reeves was the RB. And, the "fumble" was Walt Garrison's, who swears to this day he had been down a long time before the ball was pulled loose. It was a phantom fumble with a phantom recovery that cost the Boys the game.
The halftime break didn't seem to rejuvenate either offense. Colts defensive back Jim Duncan fumbled away the second-half kickoff, giving the Cowboys the ball deep in Baltimore territory. The Cowboys quickly drove downfield thanks to some efficient running by Thomas. But Thomas canceled out all his hard work by fumbling the ball right back to the Colts at, of all places, the one-yard line, denying the Cowboys of what might have been � at least on this day � an insurmountable 20-6 lead.