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Redskins-Cowboys Have SNF History

Posted by Andrew Walker on December 25, 2012 – 8:26 am

(AP photo)

(AP photo)

I’ve got some good news and some bad news.

For those of you looking for positive vibes, the Washington Redskins on Sunday will be playing their second-ever Sunday Night Football game on Dec. 30. The last time the Redskins suited up on that date in primetime was in 2001, when they scored 40 unanswered points to blow out the host New Orleans Saints, 40-10, at the Superdome.

The bad news? Washington doesn’t have the most sterling of records vs. Sunday’s opponent, the Dallas Cowboys, in Sunday Night Football games.

The Redskins are 1-5 all-time in Sunday Night Football matchups against their rivals to the southwest:

Nov. 5, 1989: 13-3 Cowboys
Dec. 27, 1998: 23-7 Cowboys
Sept. 17, 2006: 27-10 Cowboys
Nov. 16, 2008: 14-10 Cowboys
Dec. 27, 2009: 17-0 Cowboys
Sept. 12, 2010: 13-7 Redskins

Overall, the Redskins are 15-15-1 all-time in games played on Sunday Night Football dating back to the team’s first appearance in 1987, a 23-21 loss to the Miami Dolphins in a rematch of Super Bowls VII and XVII.

In that game, the Redskins took a 14-9 lead going into the fourth quarter before the Dolphins went on a 14-7 run the rest of the way to claim the victory. Washington racked up 204 rushing yards that night — led by Kelvin Bryant’s 84 yards and a touchdown — but couldn’t keep up with Miami quarterback Dan Marino, who completed 22 of his 50 passes for 393 yards, three touchdowns and an interception.

Washington would go on to lose its first three Sunday Night Football matchups before winning three in a row against the Phoenix Cardinals, Detroit Lions and New York Giants in the 1990 and 1991 seasons.

The Redskins also had a five-game Sunday Night Football winning streak from 1999 to 2002, with wins over the Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, Giants, New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts.

There have been two overtime games and one tie in the Redskins’ Sunday Night Football history. In 1997, the Redskins and the Giants played to a 7-7 tie in Landover, Md. The Redskins’ lone score came in the second quarter on a one-yard touchdown run by quarterback Gus Frerotte (anybody remember the infamous Frerotte headbutt?), while New York responded a quarter later with a four-yard pass-and-catch from quarterback Danny Kanell to Chris Calloway.

On Dec. 26, 1999, the Redskins went into Candlestick Park in San Francisco and pulled out a 26-20 overtime victory over the 49ers. Washington scored 10 unanswered fourth-quarter points to tie the game going into overtime, and won on a 33-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Brad Johnson to fullback Larry Centers.

So here’s to continuing one Sunday Night Football trend — the Redskins’ Sunday Night Football history on Dec. 30 — and bucking another — their record vs. the Cowboys on SNF.

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5 Responses to “Redskins-Cowboys Have SNF History”

  1. By doug marold on Dec 25, 2012 | Reply

    well its the rg3 and morris year of the rookies and the thanksgiving streak got broke this year and we will not stop there.GO SKINS……HTTR

  2. By Johnny Lujan on Dec 26, 2012 | Reply

    On the 12th day of Christmas my Redskins gave to me….

    12 TD Passes, 11 Cowboys crying, 10 is RGIII, 9 Hogs are Dancing, 8 Cowgirls Milking, 7 Skins are Scoring, 6 Cowboys arrested, 5 roooomooo piiiicks, 4th down conversions, 3 super bowls, 2 Shanahan’s , and a 1st round playoff home game!!!!!!

  3. By Mike on Dec 26, 2012 | Reply

    OK, that is just awesome Johnny!

    We are due for a victory!!


  4. By Chris on Dec 26, 2012 | Reply

    As I remember it that 7-7 tie with NY kept us out of the playoffs, and we had it won in overtime before that clown westbrook (we always called him westbroken) took his helmet off and got a penalty that knocked us out of field goal range. In my mind that very headbutt game was the beginning of our wondering in the wilderness. I hope it ends this week.

  5. By akacraney on Dec 26, 2012 | Reply

    The only thing stopping the Redskins from getting to the next level will be their pass defense…If they don’t step up Bryant and Romo are going to have a field day. It’s week 17. If the defensive coaches can’t motivate and figure something out against a team you see twice a year after year after year then its time to pack your (and the players you coach) bags. It’s time to show our fans what Redskin pride is……Go Skins, it’s show time.

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