(AP) The Dallas Cowboys will remember this loss for awhile. They lost a chance to advance in the NFC playoffs when they botched a field goal snap in the final minutes and the Seattle Seahawks accepted that gift and a 21-to-20 victory over the Cowboys. Tony Romo's botched hold on a 19-yard field goal try with one-19 left forced the Pro Bowl quarterback to scramble but he was tackled at the two-yard line. Seattle was able to run all but a few seconds off the clock, leaving Dallas with just one play at the end.
The Cowboys had gotten a huge spark with Miles Austin's 93-yard kickoff return that put the Cowboys ahead 20-to-13. But thanks to a Dallas fumble-turned-safety, Seattle drove and produced the go-ahead 37-yard touchdown from Matt Hasselbeck to Jerramy Stevens on the ensuing drive. Romo moved the Cowboys the Seattle two-yard line. Martin Gramatica, who already had made two longer field goals for the Cowboys, was all set to kick the potential game-winner but Romo mishandled the snap and the Cowboys are eliminated. Seattle moves on the play either Chicago or New Orleans.