Week 15 Poll--Best game between Skins/Cowboys

01/01/2005

Week 15 poll: Best game between the Redskins and Cowboys

This Sunday's game between the Redskins and Cowboys won't have the hype of years past, but every time these teams get together you can count on another classic addition to this storied rivalry. Read below about some of the classics and vote for which one you think is the best in our poll.  | Results from Weeks 1-14

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October 8, 1973

In the final seconds of the Monday Night Football game, safety Ken Houston makes a jarring hit on the Cowboys' Walt Garrison just inches from the goal line to preserve the win for Washington. The Cowboys, who had been unbeaten, controlled the game until the fourth quarter when Sonny Jurgensen hooked up with Charley Taylor on a 1-yard scoring pass followed by Brig Owens' 26-yard interception return for a touchdown. 
Final Score: Washington 14, Dallas 7

Nov. 28, 1974

On Thanksgiving Day, rookie quarterback Clint Longley made his NFL debut in the third quarter after Roger Staubach suffered a concussion. Longley completed 11 of 20 passes for 203 yards and two touchdowns including a 50-yard aerial to Drew Pearson with 28 seconds left in the game. Efren Hererra kicked the extra point and the Cowboys kept their playoff hopes alive while preventing the Redskins from clinching a playoff spot. 
Final Score: Dallas 24, Washington 23

Jan. 22, 1983

In the 1982 NFC Championship Game, the Redskins avenged their only defeat of the strike-shortened regular season - a 24-10 loss to the Cowboys - to earn a berth in Super Bowl XVII. Dexter Manley knocked Cowboys' quarterback Danny White out of the game with a bruising sack late in the first half. Then, with less than seven minutes to play in the game, Manley tipped a Gary Hogeboom pass into the hands of tackle Darryl Grant who ran 10 yards for a touchdown. John Riggins rushed for 140 yards and two touchdowns to spark the Washington offense.
Final Score: Washington 31, Dallas 17

Sept. 5, 1983

On Monday Night Football in Week One, quarterback Danny White threw three second-half touchdowns and ran for another to help the Cowboys overcome a 20-point halftime deficit. White connected with Tony Hill on two bombs in the third quarter to put the Cowboys within striking distance. White's one-yard scamper put Dallas ahead. The win wasn't sealed until Ron Fellows' interception return set up a one-yard touchdown pass from White to Doug Cosbie.
Final Score: Dallas 31, Washington 30

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Note: Photos courtesy of the Associated Press.

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