Cowboys–Redskins rivalry

Dallas Cowboys–Washington Redskins
Dallas Cowboys
Washington Redskins
First meeting
  • October 9, 1960
  • Washington Redskins 26, Dallas Cowboys 14
Latest meeting
  • November 24, 2016
  • Dallas Cowboys 31, Washington Redskins 26
Next meeting November 24th, 2016
Meetings total 114 meetings[1]
All-time series Dallas Cowboys lead 68–44–2[1]
Postseason results Washington Redskins lead 20[1]
Largest victory Dallas Cowboys 38, Washington Redskins 3 (1993)
Longest win streak

Dallas Cowboys: 10 (November 16, 1997 – November 28, 2002)

Washington Redskins: 4 (November 23, 1986 – October 9, 1988)
Current win streak Dallas Cowboys, 2 wins (2016)
Championship Success During Rivalry

Super Bowl titles (8)

Super Bowl appearances (13)

Division Championships (31)

  • Dallas Cowboys (22) – 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1985, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2007, 2009, 2014
  • Washington Redskins (9) – 1972, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1991, 1999, 2012, 2015

The Cowboys–Redskins rivalry is a rivalry between the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins in the National Football League's NFC East division. Sports Illustrated called it the top NFL rivalry of all time and "one of the greatest in sports."[2] ESPN ranked it the best rivalry in the NFL.[3] The Sportster has ranked it the 17th biggest rivalry in the world.[4] During the tenure of this rivalry, the two franchises have won 31 combined division titles and eight combined Super Bowls.[5] They are the two wealthiest franchises in the NFL.[6] The rivalry started in 1960 when the Cowboys joined the league as an expansion team.[7] During that year they were in separate conferences, but played once during the season. In 1961, Dallas was placed in the same division as the Redskins, and from that point on, they have played each other twice in every regular season.


Texas oil tycoon Clint Murchison, Jr. was having a hard time bringing a National Football League team to Dallas, Texas. He tried buying two teams, but the negotiations fell through. In 1958, Murchison heard that George Preston Marshall, owner of the Washington Redskins, was eager to sell the team. Just as the sale was about to be finalized, Marshall called for a change in terms. Murchison was outraged and canceled the whole deal.[8]

Around this time, Marshall had a falling out with the Redskin band director, Barnee Breeskin. Breeskin had written the music to the Redskins fight song, now a staple at the stadium; additionally, Marshall's wife penned the lyrics to the song.[8] Breeskin wanted revenge after the failed negotiations with Marshall. He approached Tom Webb, Murchison's lawyer, and sold the rights for $2,500.[8]

Murchison then decided to create his own team, with the support of NFL expansion committee chairman, George Halas. Halas decided to put the proposition of a Dallas franchise before the NFL owners, which needed to have unanimous approval in order to pass. The only owner against the proposal was George Preston Marshall. However, Marshall found out that Murchison owned the rights to Washington's fight song, so a deal was finally struck. If Marshall showed his approval of the Dallas franchise, Murchison would return the song. The Cowboys were then founded and began playing in 1960.[8]

To build the roster of an expansion team, Dallas was allowed to pick certain players from certain teams per League rules. In addition to selecting 3 players from the Redskins roster, the Cowboys traded their first round (#2-Norm Snead) and sixth round (#72-Joe Krakoski) draft choices in the 1961 NFL Draft to the Redskins in exchange for Pro Bowl quarterback Eddie LeBaron,[9] convincing him to come out of retirement to become the franchise's first starting quarterback.

First Few Games

Though both teams would become juggernauts in the National Football League, the beginning of the rivalry was not all that exciting. The first game took place in Griffith Stadium on October 9, 1960 and was won by the Redskins. It was the only game they would win that year. The Cowboys would go winless that season. The Redskins would win two of the first four and tied the two others.

Cowboy Chicken Club

In December 1961, an unknown number of Cowboys fans sneaked into D. C. Stadium, armed with bags of chicken feed.[8] When Alaskan snow dogs were to drag Santa Claus onto the field during the halftime show, the pranksters would unleash dozens of hungry chickens onto the field – 75 white, one black.[10] The significance of the black chicken was to symbolize how Marshall was the only owner in the league who would not recruit an African-American football player; Marshall stating, "We'll start signing Negroes when the Harlem Globetrotters start signing whites."[11]

The chickens fit into two large crates, which were smuggled into the stadium the morning of the game. The chickens and the smugglers went unspotted until halftime, when a stadium usher noticed a man guarding the crates and heard the chickens. Though the guard tried to bribe the official with $100, he was quickly reported and arrested, and the chickens confiscated. As it turned out, the "official" was actually Redskins general manager Dick McCann.

The following year and the night before the third Redskins-Cowboys match-up in less than a year, pranksters sneaked into Marshall's hotel suite and dropped off a large turkey in the bathroom. When Marshall went into the bathroom, the turkey puffed up and gobbled at him, causing Marshall to flee his room. "Chickens are nice", Marshall said, "but a man shouldn't fool with a mad turkey."

Just minutes before kickoff, while "Hail to the Redskins" blared throughout the stadiums, four banners reading "CHICKENS" – one at each 50-yard line and one in each end zone center – were unfurled in the stadium's upper decks.[8] Two acrobats, hired by Cowboys fans and Chicken Club founders Bob Thompson and Irv Davidson (along with the University of Maryland students with the banners) rushed onto the field dressed in chicken costumes and began to throw colored eggs.[8] One was apprehended by a guard, but the other proved to be too elusive. By this time, the band was playing the National Anthem, therefore unable to move. The lone chicken-acrobat reached into this bag and released a chicken, then returned to his egg-throwing. Running to a sideline, he then attempted to leave the stadium by jumping over a bench, but slipped.

A group of security guards then apprehended him, but he was able to break free. He made it back to the 50-yard line, turned a cartwheel, then ran and flopped onto the 30-yard line. By this time, only aware that the National Anthem was over, the two teams rushed onto the field in the middle of the chaos. In the midst of the ruckus, the man made it off the field and into the stands. Although the real chicken was caught, the acrobat-chicken was never apprehended.[8]

The next day, while reporting the 38-10 Cowboys victory, the Dallas News scoring summary ended with, Attendance-49,888 (and one chicken).[8]

1965 1967

From 1965 through 1967, the Redskins and Cowboys, led by Sonny Jurgensen and Don Meredith respectively, played four games against each other that produced a combined total of 222 points with only ten points of overall difference between the two teams.

November 28, 1965, DC Stadium: The Cowboys quickly took a 21-0 lead on a pass play, a running play and a 60-yard fumble recovery. Despite Jurgensen's 26-yard touchdown pass to Charley Taylor, the fans in the stands called for him to be benched in favor of second string quarterback Dick Shiner. However, Jurgensen then drove the Redskins down field for a second touchdown to cut the Cowboys lead to 24-13. They then scored a rushing touchdown to make it 24-20. But just when the Redskins were gaining momentum, Meredith tossed a 53-yard scoring touch to Frank Clarke. Jurgensen was then able to throw another touchdown pass to Bobby Mitchell to make it 31-27. The Redskins got the ball back on their 20-yard line with less than two minutes to go. After working his way down the field, Jurgensen passed to tight end Angelo Coia to give the Redskins their first lead, 34-31, with about one minute to play. But Meredith was not done either. He drove the Cowboys to the Redskins 37-yard line with seven seconds to go. Danny Villanueva was then brought in and attempted a tying field goal, but it was blocked by Redskins defensive back Lonnie Sanders. Final: Redskins, 34 – Cowboys, 31

November 13, 1966, DC Stadium: In the second quarter with the score 7-6 Dallas, Meredith threw a 52-yard touchdown to Bob Hayes, followed in the third quarter with a 95-yard repeat, making the score 21-7. Then Washington scored three consecutive times with Jurgensen's 4-yard pass to Jerry Smith and 78-yard pass to Charley Taylor, followed by a Charlie Gogolak field goal, giving them the lead, 23-21. Meredith then drove the Cowboys down field to set up a one-yard touchdown run by Dan Reeves. But the Redskins matched their score on a drive ending with Jurgensen's 18-yard scoring pass to Taylor, making it 30-28. Meredith got the ball back with no timeouts and the Redskins playing deep prevent. Somehow, he was able to drive them to the Redskins 33. The Redskins mounted a strong pass rush to push the Cowboys out of field goal range. But apparently it was too strong. Meredith was hit just as he scrambled out of bounds. The penalty put the Cowboys on the Redskins 12 for an easy Villanueva field goal. Final: Cowboys, 31–Redskins, 30

December 11, 1966, The Cotton Bowl: The Redskins took a 10-7 lead at the half after linebacker John Reger recovered a block punt and ran it in for a score. But Danny Villanueva then kicked a tying 26-yard field goal for the Cowboys and Bob Hays caught a 23-yard pass for the 17-10 lead. The Redskins tied it up on Bobby Mitchell's 11-yard reception from Jurgensen. The Cowboys regained the lead when Dan Reeves broke for a 67-yard touchdown run, making it 24-17. But the Redskins then drove the field and scored on Jurgensen's 11-yard pass to Jerry Smith, only to have the Cowboys regain the lead with a six-yard touchdown run by Don Perkins, making it 31-24. Jurgensen was then able to hit Charlie Taylor with a 65-yard touchdown pass that Taylor caught between two defenders, tying the game. After good defense, the Redskins got the ball back with two minutes to go. Starting at their 46-yard line, Redskins running back A. D. Whitfield ran right for a 30-yard gain that set up Charlie Gogolak's winning field goal. Final: Redskins, 34 – Cowboys, 31

October 8, 1967, DC Stadium: The Redskins led 14-10 with 70 seconds to go in the fourth quarter. The Cowboys took possession on their 29-yard line. On fourth down with 23 seconds remaining, Meredith hit an open Dan Reeves who beat out linebacker Chris Hanburger to score, making it 17-14. After the kick-off with seven seconds to go, Jurgensen pitched a long pass to Charley Taylor, but he was tackled at the Cowboys 20-yard line as time ran out. Final: Cowboys, 17 – Redskins, 14

Washington would win the rematch in Dallas that season, 27-20, but the Cowboys closed out the decade with four straight wins over the Redskins. In the late 60's the Redskins hired Vince Lombardi to try to stop ex-Giants coordinator Tom Landry. Lombardi's 7-5-2 record with the Redskins was the team's first winning season in 14 years, but he was still swept by the Cowboys. Lombardi's untimely death in 1970 froze Redskins development for two seasons.



The rivalry was in full-swing by 1971, when Washington hired George Allen as head coach. During the 1972 season, Allen's Redskins met Dallas three times en route to a date with the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl VII. This is how the season progressed.

After a losing season in 1970, the Redskins' hired George Allen from the Los Angeles Rams. As the 1972 football season approached, preseason predictors were touting the Cowboys, who had defeated the Dolphins, 24-3 in the previous Super Bowl, to again win the NFC East.

The sixth game of the season brought the Cowboys to Washington, D.C. Both teams came into the game with a 4-1-0 record. Sonny Jurgensen was Washington's starting quarterback, with Billy Kilmer benched after a previous loss. Craig Morton was the Cowboys' quarterback while the injured Roger Staubach watched from the sideline. Despite Washington's home-field advantage, the Cowboys were favored by a touchdown.

A field goal and a Morton touchdown pass gave Dallas a 10-0 lead at the end of the first quarter, which was extended to 13-0 in the second period. Jurgensen led a Washington drive that climaxed with a pass to Larry Brown for a touchdown, but at the half the Redskins trailed by six points. Another seven points were added to the lead in the third quarter when Walt Garrison scored a touchdown. But then, Larry Brown broke a run for 34 yards and a touchdown to bring the score to 20-14. Curt Knight kicked a 42-yard field goal to make it 20-17. Charley Harraway ran for 13 yards to make the score 24-20, Redskins on top. During this offensive scoring period, the Over-the-Hill Gang defense shut down the Cowboys. At the end, Washington had defeated the Cowboys and was in possession of first place in the NFC East.

Now with two games remaining, Washington was 11-1 and had clinched the NFC East title. An ensuing loss to the Cowboys (34-24) was meaningless. It was the first time since the NFL went to a divisional format in 1967 that the Cowboys had not won their division.

The playoffs in 1972 pitted Washington against the Green Bay Packers. The final score was Washington 16, Green Bay 3. The victory sent the Redskins to the NFC Championship Game against the Cowboys who entered the playoffs as a wild-card entry. The Cowboys, who had been runner-up to the Redskins in the regular season defeated the NFC West champions, the San Francisco 49ers, 30-28.

The game was played in Washington. Staubach was back for the Cowboys, and Dallas fans were thrilled to have him. But Billy Kilmer for the Redskins was the better quarterback that day. After a field goal got the scoring started, Kilmer connected with Charley Taylor on a 15-yard touchdown pass and Washington had a 10-3 lead at halftime. In the fourth quarter, Kilmer again went to Taylor, this time for a 45-yard touchdown. Knight added three more field goals that period and the Over-the-Hill Gang defense allowed only a second-quarter field goal. The final score was Washington 26, Dallas 3.

1973 Redskins 14, Cowboys 7

Roger Staubach had won back the quarterback job after missing most of the 1972 season with a shoulder injury, but Tom Landry pulled him in the third quarter when he missed an important signal and was sacked by the Redskins defense. Dallas led 7-0 when Staubach was replaced by Craig Morton. Late in the fourth quarter, the game was tied 7-7 when Redskins defender Brig Owens picked off Morton's errant pass and raced 26 yards to score a touchdown. The Cowboys threatened in the last seconds to tie the game, but Ken Houston tackled Walt Garrison on the one-yard line as time ran out, preserving the Redskins win.

1974 Thanksgiving Day Game

On November 28, 1974, the Redskins were 8-3 and ready to secure a playoff berth with a win against the Cowboys (6-5) in a nationally televised game in Dallas. With less than ten minutes to go in the third quarter, Washington was leading 16-3, when Redskins linebacker Dave Robinson knocked Roger Staubach out of the game. Rookie Clint Longley led the Cowboys to a last-minute come-from-behind victory, throwing a 50-yard touchdown pass to Drew Pearson with 28 seconds left. The final score was Cowboys 24, Redskins 23.

The Redskins were stunned. "I don't have very much to say", coach George Allen said when it was over. "It was probably the toughest loss we ever had."[12]

1979 season-ending game

December 16, 1979: The NFC East Division Championship and home field advantage on the line for both teams. This set the stage for the regular season finale against Washington; the winner would capture the NFC East title while the loser missed the playoffs. In the game, Texas Stadium fans were treated to one of Staubach's greatest comebacks. The Cowboys trailed 17-0, but then scored three touchdowns to take the lead. Led by running back John Riggins, the Redskins came back to build a 34-21 lead, but the Cowboys scored 2 touchdowns in the final five minutes — including a Staubach touchdown pass to Tony Hill with less than a minute remaining — for an amazing 35-34 victory. In the week leading up to the game, Cowboys’ defensive end Harvey Martin received a funeral wreath, supposedly sent by the Redskins. He kept it in his locker all week for motivation and after the win, he raced into Washington's locker room, opened the door and heaved it into the room, breaking up a team prayer. Adding insult to injury, the Chicago Bears defeated the St Louis Cardinals 42-6, the Redskins lost the tie breaker to the Bears for the last Wild Card spot.[13]





Rivalry off the field

Rivalry statistics

Cowboys wins Redskins wins Ties Cowboys points Redskins points
Regular season 68 42 2 2,594 2,162
Postseason 0 2 0 20 57
Totals 68 44 2 2,614 2,219

Rivalry statistics By Decade

Cowboys wins Redskins wins Ties Cowboys points Redskins points
1960's 10 7 2 522 448
1970's 12 9 0 478 371
1980's 11 9 0 394 389
1990's 12 8 0 483 387
2000's 14 6 0 373 310
2010's 9 5 0 350 324
Totals 68 44 2 2,614 2,219

Game results

The following is a list of results from all of the meetings between the Cowboys and Redskins from their first meeting on October 9, 1960, to the most recent game on December 1, 2016.

Cowboys victory Redskins victory Tied game Post season meeting Overtime result

1960s (Cowboys 10-7-2)

Year Date Winner Result Loser Location
1960 October 9 Washington Redskins 26–14 Dallas Cowboys Griffith Stadium
1961 November 19 Tie 28–28 Tie Cotton Bowl
December 17 Washington Redskins 34–24 Dallas Cowboys D.C. Stadium
1962 September 16 Tie 35–35 Tie Cotton Bowl
November 10 Dallas Cowboys 38–10 Washington Redskins D.C. Stadium
1963 September 29 Washington Redskins 21–17 Dallas Cowboys D.C. Stadium
November 3 Dallas Cowboys 35–20 Washington Redskins Cotton Bowl
1964 September 20 Dallas Cowboys 24–18 Washington Redskins Cotton Bowl
November 22 Washington Redskins 28–16 Dallas Cowboys D.C. Stadium
1965 September 26 Dallas Cowboys 27–7 Washington Redskins Cotton Bowl
November 28 Washington Redskins 34-31 Dallas Cowboys D.C. Stadium
1966 November 13 Dallas Cowboys 31–30 Washington Redskins D.C. Stadium
December 11 Washington Redskins 34–31 Dallas Cowboys Cotton Bowl
1967 October 8 Dallas Cowboys 17–14 Washington Redskins D.C. Stadium
November 19 Washington Redskins 27–20 Dallas Cowboys Cotton Bowl
1968 November 17 Dallas Cowboys 44–24 Washington Redskins D.C. Stadium
November 28 Dallas Cowboys 29–20 Washington Redskins Cotton Bowl
1969 November 16 Dallas Cowboys 41–28 Washington Redskins RFK Stadium
December 21 Dallas Cowboys 20–10 Washington Redskins Cotton Bowl

1970s (Cowboys 12-9)

Year Date Winner Result Loser Location
1970 November 22 Dallas Cowboys 45–21 Washington Redskins RFK Stadium
December 6 Dallas Cowboys 34–0 Washington Redskins Cotton Bowl
1971 October 3 Washington Redskins 20–16 Dallas Cowboys Cotton Bowl
November 21 Dallas Cowboys 13–0 Washington Redskins RFK Stadium
1972 October 22 Washington Redskins 24–20 Dallas Cowboys RFK Stadium
December 9 Dallas Cowboys 34–24 Washington Redskins Texas Stadium
December 31 Washington Redskins 26-3 Dallas Cowboys RFK Stadium
1973 October 8 Washington Redskins 14–7 Dallas Cowboys RFK Stadium
December 9 Dallas Cowboys 27–7 Washington Redskins Texas Stadium
1974 November 17 Washington Redskins 28–21 Dallas Cowboys RFK Stadium
November 28 Dallas Cowboys 24–23 Washington Redskins Texas Stadium
1975 November 2 Washington Redskins 30–24 (OT) Dallas Cowboys RFK Stadium
December 13 Dallas Cowboys 31–10 Washington Redskins Texas Stadium
1976 October 31 Dallas Cowboys 20-7 Washington Redskins RFK Stadium
December 12 Washington Redskins 27–14 Dallas Cowboys Texas Stadium
1977 October 16 Dallas Cowboys 34–16 Washington Redskins Texas Stadium
November 27 Dallas Cowboys 14–7 Washington Redskins RFK Stadium
1978 October 2 Washington Redskins 9–5 Dallas Cowboys RFK Stadium
November 23 Dallas Cowboys 37–10 Washington Redskins Texas Stadium
1979 November 18 Washington Redskins 34–20 Dallas Cowboys RFK Stadium
December 16 Dallas Cowboys 35–34 Washington Redskins Texas Stadium

1980s (Cowboys 11-9)

Year Date Winner Result Loser Location
1980 September 8 Dallas Cowboys 17–3 Washington Redskins Texas Stadium
November 27 Dallas Cowboys 14–10 Washington Redskins RFK Stadium
1981 September 6 Dallas Cowboys 26–10 Washington Redskins RFK Stadium
November 22 Dallas Cowboys 24–10 Washington Redskins Texas Stadium
1982 December 5 Dallas Cowboys 24–10 Washington Redskins RFK Stadium
1983 January 22 Washington Redskins 31–17 Dallas Cowboys RFK Stadium
September 5 Dallas Cowboys 31–30 Washington Redskins RFK Stadium
December 11 Washington Redskins 31–10 Dallas Cowboys Texas Stadium
1984 October 14 Washington Redskins 34–14 Dallas Cowboys RFK Stadium
December 9 Washington Redskins 30–28 Dallas Cowboys Texas Stadium
1985 September 9 Dallas Cowboys 44-14 Washington Redskins Texas Stadium
November 10 Dallas Cowboys 13–7 Washington Redskins RFK Stadium
1986 October 12 Dallas Cowboys 30–6 Washington Redskins Texas Stadium
November 23 Washington Redskins 41–14 Dallas Cowboys RFK Stadium
1987 October 19 Washington Redskins 13-7 Dallas Cowboys Texas Stadium
December 13 Washington Redskins 24–20 Dallas Cowboys RFK Stadium
1988 October 9 Washington Redskins 35–17 Dallas Cowboys Texas Stadium
December 11 Dallas Cowboys 24–17 Washington Redskins RFK Stadium
1989 September 24 Washington Redskins 30–7 Dallas Cowboys Texas Stadium
November 5 Dallas Cowboys 13–3 Washington Redskins RFK Stadium

1990s (Cowboys 12-8)

Year Date Winner Result Loser Location
1990 September 23 Washington Redskins 19–15 Dallas Cowboys RFK Stadium
November 22 Dallas Cowboys 27–17 Washington Redskins Texas Stadium
1991 September 9 Washington Redskins 33–31 Dallas Cowboys Texas Stadium
November 24 Dallas Cowboys 24–21 Washington Redskins RFK Stadium
1992 September 7 Dallas Cowboys 23–10 Washington Redskins Texas Stadium
December 13 Washington Redskins 20–17 Dallas Cowboys RFK Stadium
1993 September 6 Washington Redskins 35–16 Dallas Cowboys RFK Stadium
December 26 Dallas Cowboys 38–3 Washington Redskins Texas Stadium
1994 October 2 Dallas Cowboys 34–7 Washington Redskins RFK Stadium
November 20 Dallas Cowboys 31–7 Washington Redskins Texas Stadium
1995 October 1 Washington Redskins 27–23 Dallas Cowboys RFK Stadium
December 3 Washington Redskins 24–17 Dallas Cowboys Texas Stadium
1996 November 28 Dallas Cowboys 21–10 Washington Redskins Texas Stadium
December 22 Washington Redskins 37–10 Dallas Cowboys RFK Stadium
1997 October 13 Washington Redskins 21–16 Dallas Cowboys Jack Kent Cooke Stadium
November 16 Dallas Cowboys 17–14 Washington Redskins Texas Stadium
1998 October 4 Dallas Cowboys 31–10 Washington Redskins Jack Kent Cooke Stadium
December 27 Dallas Cowboys 23–7 Washington Redskins Texas Stadium
1999 September 12 Dallas Cowboys 41–35 (OT) Washington Redskins Jack Kent Cooke Stadium
October 24 Dallas Cowboys 38–20 Washington Redskins Texas Stadium

2000s (Cowboys 14-6)

Year Date Winner Result Loser Location
2000 September 18 Dallas Cowboys 27–21 Washington Redskins FedExField
December 10 Dallas Cowboys 32–13 Washington Redskins Texas Stadium
2001 October 15 Dallas Cowboys 9–7 Washington Redskins Texas Stadium
December 2 Dallas Cowboys 20–14 Washington Redskins FedExField
2002 November 28 Dallas Cowboys 27–20 Washington Redskins Texas Stadium
December 29 Washington Redskins 20–14 Dallas Cowboys FedExField
2003 November 2 Dallas Cowboys 21–14 Washington Redskins Texas Stadium
December 14 Dallas Cowboys 27–0 Washington Redskins FedExField
2004 September 27 Dallas Cowboys 21–18 Washington Redskins FedExField
December 26 Dallas Cowboys 13–10 Washington Redskins Texas Stadium
2005 September 19 Washington Redskins 14–13 Dallas Cowboys Texas Stadium
December 18 Washington Redskins 35–7 Dallas Cowboys FedExField
2006 September 17 Dallas Cowboys 27–10 Washington Redskins Texas Stadium
November 5 Washington Redskins 22–19 Dallas Cowboys FedExField
2007 November 18 Dallas Cowboys 28–23 Washington Redskins Texas Stadium
December 30 Washington Redskins 27–6 Dallas Cowboys FedExField
2008 September 28 Washington Redskins 26–24 Dallas Cowboys Texas Stadium
November 16 Dallas Cowboys 14–10 Washington Redskins FedExField
2009 November 22 Dallas Cowboys 7–6 Washington Redskins Cowboys Stadium
December 27 Dallas Cowboys 17–0 Washington Redskins FedExField

2010s (Cowboys 9-5)

Year Date Winner Result Loser Location
2010 September 12 Washington Redskins 13–7 Dallas Cowboys FedEx Field
December 19 Dallas Cowboys 33–30 Washington Redskins Cowboys Stadium
2011 September 26 Dallas Cowboys 18–16 Washington Redskins Cowboys Stadium
November 20 Dallas Cowboys 27–24 (OT) Washington Redskins FedEx Field
2012 November 22 Washington Redskins 38–31 Dallas Cowboys Cowboys Stadium
December 30 Washington Redskins 28–18 Dallas Cowboys FedEx Field
2013 October 13 Dallas Cowboys 31–16 Washington Redskins AT&T Stadium
December 22 Dallas Cowboys 24–23 Washington Redskins FedEx Field
2014 October 27 Washington Redskins 20–17 (OT) Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium
December 28 Dallas Cowboys 44–17 Washington Redskins FedEx Field
2015 December 7 Dallas Cowboys 19–16 Washington Redskins FedEx Field
January 3 Washington Redskins 34–23 Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium
2016 September 18 Dallas Cowboys 27-23 Washington Redskins FedEx Field
November 24 Dallas Cowboys 31-26 Washington Redskins AT&T Stadium

Monday Night Football

The Cowboys and Redskins met for the 17th time on Monday Night Football in 2015, tied with the Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders for the most frequent pairing in Monday Night Football history. The series has been played nine times at Washington's home field (five times at RFK Stadium and four times at FedEx Field) and eight times at Dallas' home field (six at Texas Stadium and twice at AT&T Stadium).

MNF (Cowboys lead 9–8)

Year Winner Result Location
1973 Washington Redskins 14–7 Washington, D.C.
1978 Washington Redskins 9–5 Washington, D.C.
1980 Dallas Cowboys 17–3 Washington, D.C.
1983 Dallas Cowboys 31–30 Washington, D.C.
1985 Dallas Cowboys 44–14 Irving, Texas
1987 Washington Redskins 13–7 Irving, Texas
1991 Washington Redskins 33–31 Irving, Texas
1992 Dallas Cowboys 23–10 Irving, Texas
1993 Washington Redskins 35–16 Washington, D.C.
1997 Washington Redskins 21–16 Landover, Maryland
2000 Dallas Cowboys 27–21 Landover, Maryland
2001 Dallas Cowboys 9–7 Irving, Texas
2004 Dallas Cowboys 21–18 Landover, Maryland
2005 Washington Redskins 14–13 Irving, Texas
2011 Dallas Cowboys 18–16 Arlington, Texas
2014 Washington Redskins 20–17 (OT) Arlington, Texas
2015 Dallas Cowboys 19–16 Landover, Maryland


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