News: FWST: Long-shot receiver hauls in a winner

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    By Charean Williams

    SAN FRANCISCO - The Dallas Cowboys' 27-24 victory over the San Francisco 49ers had a Holley-wood ending.

    Jesse Holley, who got a chance with the Cowboys only after winning Michael Irvin's reality show three years ago, had never had an NFL catch until Sunday. He played in overtime only because Miles Austin had been injured on the last play from scrimmage in regulation.

    Yet, Holley (three catches, 96 yards) made the biggest play of the game with a 77-yard catch-and-run on the Cowboys' first play from scrimmage in the extra period. Dan Bailey kicked the game-winning field goal on the next play.

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