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This Day in Buffalo Sports History: Woe for four, indeed

   January 30, 1994 -- The headline in The Buffalo News the next day was "Woe for Four!" That was a pretty good description of the Buffalo Bills' fourth straight Super Bowl loss -- this time it was to the Dallas Cowboys, a 30-13 loss in Atlanta. The headline was quoted on ABC's national newscast the next night.

   The Cowboys won their second straight title. It wasn't as convincing as the previous year's 35-point blowout, but it was more than good enough.

   The Bills seemed to be in good shape for a half. Buffalo had a 13-6 lead at that point and were playing well. Then early in the third quarter, Buffalo's Thurman Thomas fumbled and safety James Washington scooped up the ball and ran 46 yards for a touchdown.

    The Cowboys scored 24 straight points to break the game open.

    "That's probably going to be part of our identity for years and years to come -- that we lost four Super Bowls in a row," the Bills' Steve Tasker said.

   Tasker turned out to be a very good prophet.

--- Budd Bailey

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