You know the deal.
If you were clothed in burgundy and gold diapers, you were raised to despise the Dallas Cowboys.
Dallas Week always presents a reason to get fired up. Here’s a comprehensive look at the history of the rivalry.
Sunday marks the 108th overall meeting and the 106th regular season clash between the division rivals.
The Redskins trail the all-time regular season series, 40-63-2.
A victory on Sunday would give the Redskins’ three wins in their last four games against the Cowboys.
On Nov. 28, 1965, Sonny Jurgensen threw for more yards against the Cowboys than any Redskins quarterback past or present. The Redskins erased a 21-0 deficit and scored three touchdowns in the fourth quarter at District of Columbia Stadium to beat Dallas, 34-31. Jurgensen went 26-of-43 for 411 yards, three touchdowns and two picks. He also ran in an 11-yard score. Charley Taylor, Bobby Mitchell and Angelo Coia all amassed more than 90 yards receiving.
On Nov. 16, 1969, Jerry Smith set the Redskins record for most receiving touchdowns against the Cowboys. Smith caught seven passes for 98 yards and three touchdowns, a scoring mark Chris Cooley would tie in 2005, but Washington fell, 41-28. Larry Cole returned an interception 41 yards for a Dallas touchdown. Cowboys running back Calvin Hill rushed for 150 yards and two scores.
On Dec. 18, 2005, Phillip Daniels compiled the most sacks against Dallas of any Redskins defender. Daniels took down Drew Bledsoe four times, Marcus Washington dropped the quarterback twice and Washington pressured Bledsoe into three interceptions. A few months removed from a Monday Night Miracle, Mark Brunell threw four touchdowns and led the Redskins to a 35-7 win.
If the Philadelphia Eagles take care of the Chicago Bears, a win over Dallas would eliminate the Cowboys from playoff contention. The Redskins would break a six-game losing streak and boost morale before a Week 17 season finale at New York.
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