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Stephen McGee doesn't Miss Out

Stephen McGee doesn't Miss Out - As Stephen McGee got dressed, Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo walked over and slapped the young quarterback on the shoulder. Jon Kitna sat in the next stall, struggling to put on his shoes.

Jon Kitna, who had been elevated to the starting role by an injury to Tony Romo , left Saturday's game with a muscle strain suffered during the second quarter, clearing the way for former Texas A&M quarterback Stephen McGee to make his NFL debut.

If there was a torch, the quarterbacks would have passed it – from Romo to Kitna to McGee. Instead, the injured veterans could only offer the kid some encouragement.

Stephen McGee doesn't Miss Out

After Romo broke his collarbone in Week 6, Kitna kept the offense going. Until Saturday night, when he suffered a strained oblique muscle in his left abdomen late in the second quarter. McGee, making his NFL debut, managed to move the ball, too. He rallied Dallas to a lead they quickly squandered.

"It was surreal," McGee said. "Growing up in Texas, following the Cowboys, it was a dream come true."

McGee's dream was Kitna's nightmare. The 38-year-old was supposed to be doing the replacing, having led the Cowboys to a 4-4 record heading into Saturday.

Stephen McGee doesn't Miss Out


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