The Washington Redskins have played the Dallas Cowboys 107 times in the regular season and postseason combined. Known as one of the best rivalries not only in the NFL, but all of sports, the Redskins and Cowboys haved played each other at least twice a year since the Cowboys’ inception.
The Redskins won the first-ever matchup between the two teams, 26-14, on Oct. 9, 1960, at Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C. In the first four games between the franchises, the Redskins would win two and tie two games with the Cowboys, not losing until the fifth game, in 1962.
The Redskins have beaten the Cowboys twice in the playoffs, and both times in the NFC Championship game to send them to the Super Bowl.
The first playoff battle between the Redskins and Cowboys occurred on New Year’s Eve, 1972, when Washington welcomed Dallas to RFK Stadium in downtown D.C. Rolling on all cylinders, Charley Taylor caught two Billy Kilmer passes for touchdowns, and the Redskins rolled to a 26-3 victory. The Redskins would fall to the undefeated Dolphins in Super Bowl VII.
The next playoff matchup occurred on Jan. 22, 1983, when the Redskins again played host to the Cowboys at RFK Stadium. Pitting the two top-seeded NFC teams against one another, the game was close until Washington defensive end Dexter Manley tipped a pass intended for Dallas running back Tony Dorsett. The ball landed in the hands of Redskins lineman Darryl Grant, who lumbered into the end zone for the game-sealing score.
The Redskins swept the series in 2012, as they defeated the Cowboys on their home field by a final of 38-31. Then, in a division-deciding game in Week 17 at FedExField, running back Alfred Morris’ 200-yard, three touchdown performance and the defense’s three interceptions of Tony Romo gave them a 28-18 victory.
In Week 16 last year, wide receiver Pierre Garcon broke Art Monk’s long-standing single-season receptions record with a 10-catch performance.
Redskins.com’s Andrew Walker contributed to this post.
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