The Dallas Cowboys have dominated their lengthy rivalry with the Washington Redskins for essentially the most half. In 120 conferences (that features the postseason), Dallas has 73 wins whereas Washington has simply 45 — leaving two attracts between the groups.
Nevertheless, whereas the Cowboys have been on high for almost all of the conferences, the Redskins have nonetheless been in a position to preserve the rivalry alive.
With that in thoughts, these two groups have put collectively some unbelievable video games with some superb moments.
What have been essentially the most savage moments of their rivalry although? Let’s return by means of the lengthy historical past between the Cowboys and Redskins and attempt to determine that out.
3. Alternative Recreation
To start with, “The Replacements” is a legendary film. And if anybody has any dangerous issues to say about Keanu Reeves, they will go away proper now.
Properly, that film was extraordinarily loosely primarily based on actual life.
When the Redskins needed to face a Cowboys crew again in 1987, the NFL was on strike. Nonetheless, quite a lot of Dallas gamers crossed the road.
Washington headed into the sport dealing with a 2-Zero Dallas crew with a few of their greatest stars enjoying. Regardless of the Redskins being made up of completely “alternative” gamers, the crew managed to win 13-7.
Trying on the sport with none context, you’d be stunned to see it on the listing, particularly contemplating what number of ridiculous moments there have been on this rivalry.
The Redskins beat their greatest rivals with none actual gamers although. That’s fairly savage should you ask me.
2. Joe Theismann’s Birthday
Joe Theismann is without doubt one of the biggest quarterbacks the Redskins ever had. Whereas the Washington franchise just isn’t precisely recognized for his or her nice quarterbacks, Captain Bubbly was actually particular.
For individuals who didn’t know, Theismann was born on September 9, 1949. And on September 9, 1985, the Soccer Corridor of Famer was celebrating his birthday towards the Cowboys.
There was one downside although: Dallas had all of the enjoyable.
Theismann accomplished simply 15-of-35 cross makes an attempt for 206 yards and one landing. Oh, and he had 5 interceptions as properly!
One of many biggest quarterbacks in Washington historical past and he was benched on this evening. Jay Schroeder got here in and went 4-for-Eight with an interception of his personal.
The Cowboys gained the competition 44-14, beginning the yr 1-Zero and dropping the Redskins to 0-1.
To high all of it off, this sport was in Dallas and Cowboys followers serenaded Theismann with a “Glad Birthday” tune. ROUGH.
That was removed from the worst a part of the yr for the quarterback, although. 1985 was the identical yr because the ugly harm that ended his profession.
1. 2005 Monday Night time Soccer
The 2005 Monday Night time Soccer sport is one which followers of Washington like to convey up as a lot as doable. In the meantime, it nonetheless haunts Cowboys followers to this present day.
This one is fairly particular: Week 2 of the 2005 season, Monday Night time Soccer, the Redskins (1-0) versus the Cowboys (1-0).
Dallas dominated for a lot of the sport. In actual fact, it was 13-Zero with underneath 4:00 to go within the fourth quarter.
Nevertheless, all of it modified within the stated last 4 minutes of the showdown. On 4th and 15, quarterback Mark Brunell hit vast receiver Santana Moss for a deep 39-yard landing. At 13-7, there was life.
With not a lot time left, the sport was nonetheless very a lot within the fingers of Dallas. Nevertheless, Washington wasn’t buried.
After a very brief Dallas drive, Washington bought the ball again.
Two performs, 80 yards: this was the subsequent Redskins’ drive. Brunell hit Moss once more for a deep landing and Washington had a 14-13 lead.
The scoring stopped there. Dallas bought a number of extra probabilities, however Washington was using excessive now.The Redskins moved on to 2-0, and the Cowboys dropped to 1-1 after losing a house sport that they’d of their fingers.
Oh, and for what it’s price, Washington made the playoffs with a 10-6 file that yr. Dallas simply missed out with a 9-7 slate.
Throw that stat proper there in on the finish and this savage second will get much more scrumptious for followers of Washington.