It had been a long wait. Excruciatingly long.
The Carolina Panthers were back in the NFL Playoffs after a seven-year drought which included a 15-game losing streak, no winning seasons, and pair of coaching changes.
Ironically, the Cowboys were in town for another playoff duel with the Panthers. Led by the legendary Bill Parcells, Dallas had already knocked off Carolina in November and rode a wave of confidence into Charlotte.
This would, however, prove to be Carolina’s night. In a most perfect way.
Here’s a look back at how it happened.