Rank 'Em: DFW Postseason Performances

Created: May 19, 2011, 1:12 PM

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Dirk Nowitzki's 48 points in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals on Tuesday night was nothing short of spectacular. And while we're sure that's not the only memorable postseason moment Dirk has provided, we wanted to put his feat up against the best of the best.

We want you to tell us what you think was the greatest postseason performance in DFW professional sports history. And we're limiting it to the Big Four: Cowboys, Mavs, Rangers and Stars.

Rank your favorites and see how they stack up against the overall vote. Who knows? Maybe Dirk or one of his Mavs teammates has another memorable performance to add to the list during this postseason run.

  • Troy Aikman throws four touchdowns in Super Bowl XXVII victory over Bills.
  • Dirk Nowitzki scores 48 against Thunder in Game 1 of 2011 WCF.
  • Chuck Howley has 2 interceptions and fumble recovery; wins Super Bowl V MVP in loss to Colts.
  • Dirk Nowitzki scores 50 against Suns in Game 5 of 2006 WCF.
  • Tony Dorsett rushed for franchise playoff-record 160 yards on 22 carries in 34-13 win over Rams in 1980 first round. Scored two touchdowns (one rushing, one receiving).
  • Dirk Nowitzki tallied 37 points and 15 boards against Spurs in Game 7 of second round in 2006.
  • Mark Aguirre scored 38, including 27 in third quarter against Rockets in 1988.
  • Rolando Blackman scored 29 points in the famous Moody Madness win over Sonics that capped the Mavs' first playoff series victory. His 15-foot jumper forced overtime.
  • Emmitt Smith carried 35 times for 150 yards and three TDs in the 1995 NFC championship game win over the Packers. Two of the TDs came during the fourth quarter of the 38-27 win.
  • Dec. 28, 1975: Roger Staubach hit Drew Pearson for a 50-yard touchdown to win on the road in Minnesota. Pearson had been shut out all day until catching four passes for 91 yards on the game-winning drive.
  • Juan Gonzalez hit two HRs in Game 1 of ALDS win over Yankees in 1996 for Rangers' first postseason victory.
  • Colby Lewis' dominant performance in Game 6 of ALCS to advance to World Series.
  • Cliff Lee strikes out 13 in an 8-0 victory in Game 3 of the ALCS at Yankee Stadium.
  • Marty Turco's 61 saves in Game 6 of Stars' 3OT second-round win in 2008.
  • Mike Keane's two goals in Game 7 against Colorado in WCF in 1999.