After the Dolphins last-minute field goal had been blocked, Cowboys DT Leon Lett rushed after the ball but slipped in the snow when he tried to recover it, setting up an easy Miami chip-shot for the win.
Now, eighteen years after a play that famously haunted the reclusive lineman, Lett can laugh about it. Snickers, in their latest "Play Hungry" commercial, spoofed the play, claiming that Lett's gaffe was caused by his decision not to eat a Snickers bar before the game.
Lett, now an assistant defensive line coach for the Cowboys, said it was one of the worst moments of his professional career in a radio interview Wednesday:
"Honestly, it was the worst play of my life as a football player. It was tough. I went into the locker room and I was freezing. Jimmy [Johnson] walked in and consoled me, and I had the support of Jerry Jones. Some of my teammates were really upset and I understood that. We were coming off a Super Bowl championship season and looking for another Super Bowl. I was down on myself, but there was some support from my teammates as well."
With a win on Thursday, Dallas can move into first place in the NFC East and put themselves in position to make a similar playoff run in a wide-open NFC behind the undefeated Green Bay Packers.