On this date in football eight years ago, Eagles’ quarterback Donovan McNabb performed one of the most unbelievable escapes by a player in NFL history. Resembling the elusiveness of former Philadelphia Eagle Randall Cunningham, D-Mac, as many called him, displayed his ability in evading onrushing defenders as well as his arm strength to a national audience on Monday Night Football against the Dallas Cowboys. Number five’s stunning play left sportscasters the next morning timing his scramble, which lasted a whopping 14 seconds until he had released the ball.
In addition, McNabb led his team to victory, tossing four touchdown passes, including three to wide receiver Terrell Owens. Here’s a look back at that game, as originally presented in “Inside the NFL.”