The Dallas Cowboys signed former Fresno State backup tailback Lonyae Miller to an undrafted free-agent contract last April. And on Friday, they called him up from the practice squad as insurance with Marion Barber out with an injury.
With 21 seconds remaining in regulation, Miller made perhaps the most important play of the game against the Colts. Bryan McCann had the ball poked away from him during a kickoff return and Miller, playing on special teams for the first time this season, made the recovery. The Cowboys probably wouldn't have won the game in overtime if not for Miller's hustle on the play.
"I can't think of a more significant play in the game, to be honest with you,” Garrett said. “When you go about it the right way and you're hustling to the football and the ball comes out [and] you're able to get in there and make a play like that, it's a game-changer. I think our team understands that. Lonyae got his first opportunity to be an active player this past week and he took advantage of it."
Miller will accept his decisive moment ribbon Wednesday at Valley Ranch.