After improving to 2-0 with a 22-21 win against the Arizona Cardinals last week, the NFC East-leading Washington Redskins head to Texas in Week 3 to face their archrival, the Dallas Cowboys, on Monday Night Football. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET.
The game will be broadcast on ESPN with Mike Tirico calling the play-byplay and Jon Gruden and Ron Jaworski providing color analysis. The contest can be heard on the Redskins Radio Network with Larry Michael on the call and Pro Football Hall of Famers and Redskins legends Sam Huff and Sonny Jurgensen adding color analysis.
With last week's win, Head Coach Mike Shanahan has now opened a season 2-0 nine times in his career, tied for fifth-most in NFL history with Chuck Knox, George Allen, Paul Brown, and Mike Ditka. Its the 15th time in team history the Redskins have opened the season 2-0, including 10 seasons in which the Redskins qualified for the playoffs. NFL teams opening the season 2-0 have qualified for the playoffs 64 percent of the time since expanding the postseason to 12 teams in 1990. This week, the Redskins will attempt to open the season 3-0 for the eighth time since the NFL merger.
The Cowboys enter the game at 1-1 following a 27-24 overtime victory against the San Francisco 49ers. Monday's game will be the Cowboys' home opener.
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The Redskins starting the season 3-0 for the first time since 2005, when they defeated the Chicago Bears, 9-7, on Sept. 11, the Dallas Cowboys, 14-13, on Sept. 19 and the Seattle Seahawks, 20-17 (OT), on Oct. 2. The Redskins starting the season 3-0 vs. the NFC for the first time since that same season.