Tebow scrambles for naught; McGee rescues Dallas

By Jaime Aron

Associated Press

Published: Thursday, Aug. 11 2011 9:46 p.m. MDT

Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow, right, breaks a tackle by Dallas Cowboys linebacker Victor Butler during the second quarter of a preseason NFL football game on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011, in Arlington, Texas.

LM Otero, Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Texas — Tim Tebow showed off his fancy moves on a wild play that didn't even count.

Tebow's failed scramble just before halftime stood as the play of the game, until Stephen McGee — another option quarterback in college — ran around to throw a 13-yard touchdown pass and a two-point conversion with 15 seconds left, giving the Dallas Cowboys a 24-23 victory over the Denver Broncos in a preseason opener Thursday night.

Tebow led the Broncos to two field goals in four drives. The first came on a drive that started on his own 10-yard line, the other on a series that started 7 yards from the end zone. He completed 6 of 7 passes for 91 yards. He also ran twice for 15 yards.

McGee threw three TD passes.

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