Cowboys Use Innovative Fake to Fool Bill Belichick, Patriots
Normally, Bill Belichick gets his Patriots ready for anything, but the 38-3 loss to Dallas on Sunday was different.
The play had never been attempted in NFL history, so the Cowboys' unexpected maneuver took the Patriots off guard.
After Leighton Vander Esch returned a fumble 11 yards for a score to give the Cowboys a 16-3 lead, a stunning play was made on an extra point attempt.
The Cowboys decided to fake the extra point, and it was a good move because most teams would have kicked it.
The Cowboys had Bryan Anger toss the ball to a WIDE OPEN Chauncey Golston because the Patriots had sent everyone to stop the punt.
Because the Cowboys were the first NFL team to attempt it, this play is noteworthy.
No team had attempted a fake extra point since the PAT line of scrimmage was relocated back to the 15-yard line in 2015, according to ESPN Stats & Information.
Belichick received praise two weeks ago for his inventive special teams play, which prevented a field goal when one of his guys shifted.
Belichick experienced his own medication this week.