2-Point Conversion Needs Some Love

Thearon Henderson

On Dec. 23, the 8-6 Dallas Cowboys trailed the New Orleans Saints 31-17 late in the fourth quarter. Dallas’ path to victory seemed obvious: score two quick touchdowns and kick two extra points, then win the game in overtime. The first half of the plan worked perfectly. The Cowboys scored a touchdown and added the PAT with 3:35 left, then got another TD and PAT with 15 seconds to go. In overtime, however, the Saints forced Tony Romo’s crew to punt, then drove for the winning field goal. That’s how it goes in the NFL—sometimes you do everything right and the luck doesn’t go your way.

Well, that’s likely how the...

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