Tjong-A-Tjoe — which, by the way ... excellent name, dude — was in the game with the scrubs in the fourth quarter of the Chargers' win over the Dallas Cowboys when a funny play ensued.
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The Amsterdam-born Tjong-A-Tjoe almost intercepted a pass. With his facemask, no less. Eventful first NFL game for the 309-pound Boise State lineman. It goes down as a pass defended, but obviously Mr. T-A-T wishes he could have gotten his hands up first.
No Tony Romo or Brandon Weeden jokes here — the Cowboys' quarterback was fourth-stringer and former West Texas A&M rookie Dustin Vaughan, who also was making his NFL debut. Neither he nor Tjong-A-Tjoe did much statistically in the game, but they forever will be connected (in our sick, twisted and cluttered minds) for this goofy play.
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