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Dorsett is first to score 99-yard touchdown

Updated: December 30, 2001, 1:43 PM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

Jan. 3, 1983

Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Dorsett becomes the only player in NFL history to run 99 yards for a touchdown. Taking a handoff two yards deep in the end zone, Dorsett bursts through a big hole off tackle against the Minnesota Vikings' defense, cuts to his right and then races down the sideline.

He avoids being knocked out of bounds on the Vikings 25 and tightropes down the sideline for the score. "I just saw a lot of green," says Dorsett after the Cowboys' 31-27 ...

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