Rank 'Em: DFW's Best Moments of 2011

December 24, 2011

Is Nelson Cruz's walk-off grand slam Dallas-Fort Worth's best moment of 2011?

You've seen ours, now show us yours!

Rank the list below and tell us which 2011 Dallas-Fort Worth moment was the most memorable.

From a franchise-first NBA title, to a Heisman Trophy, the year was full of amazing performances.

We've narrowed it down to the 10 best moments, and we're giving you the opportunity to determine which one is the cream of the crop.

Cast your vote now!

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DFW's Best Moments of 2011

RGIII Wins Heisman

RGIII Wins Heisman

Dec. 10: Robert Griffin III became the first player from Baylor to win the Heisman Trophy after accounting for 4,657 total yards and 45 TDs. He led the Bears to their most wins in 25 years and their second consecutive bowl game after a 16-year drought.

Murray's Emergence

Murray's Emergence

Oct. 23: Rookie running back DeMarco Murray burst onto the scene with a franchise-record 253 yards. It was the 10th best rushing day in NFL history, and his 91-yard touchdown run was second longest in Cowboys history.

Mavs Beat Lakers

Mavs Beat Lakers

May 8: The Mavericks ended the Lakers' title reign and sent Phil Jackson into retirement with a rout, sweeping the series in four games. Jason Terry tied a playoff record with nine 3-pointers and the Mavs matched an NBA mark with 20 in the decisive game.

Garrett Named Head Coach

Garrett Named Head Coach

Jan. 6: Jason Garrett had his interim tag removed and was officially named the eighth head coach of the Dallas Cowboys. Garrett took over when Wade Phillips was relieved of his duties after leading the Cowboys to a 1-7 start.

Cruz Walks Off

Cruz Walks Off

Oct. 10: ALCS MVP Nelson Cruz belted the first walk-off grand slam in postseason history in the 11th inning of Game 2 against Detroit. Cruz finished with six homers and 13 RBIs, also the first player in history to do that in a postseason series.

A&M Joins SEC

A&M Joins SEC

Sept. 26: The college football landscape was shaken up when Texas A&M decided to leave the Big 12 for the SEC. Missouri would later follow suit, forming a 14-team conference. TCU, who had just moved to the Big East, and West Viriginia would replace them.

Mavs Win Title

Mavs Win Title

June 12: The Mavericks hoist the Larry O'Brien Trophy after beating the Heat in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. After 31 years in existence, the Mavericks won their first title behind Finals MVP Dirk Nowitzki.

North Texas Hosts SBXLV

North Texas Hosts SBXLV

Feb. 6: Despite a seating fiasco and inclement weather, North Texas successfully hosted its first Super Bowl. The Cowboys had plans to become the first team to host and play in a Super Bowl, but finished the season 6-10 and failed to make the playoffs.

Horned Frogs Smell Roses

Horned Frogs Smell Roses

Jan. 1: The third-ranked TCU Horned Frogs, undefeated for a second consecutive regular season, stunned the Wisconsin Badgers in their first Rose Bowl, 21-19, to finish the year 13-0.

Gray Breaks TD Record

Gray Breaks TD Record

No athlete dominated the high school sports scene in 2011 like Aledo RB Johnathan Gray. Gray piled up 65 touchdowns as a senior for a career total of 205, breaking the national record while leading the Bearcats to their third straight state title.

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