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September 26, 2011, 04:03 PM
According to "WIKI":

The Cowboys???Redskins rivalry is a sports rivalry between two professional American football teams in the National Football League (NFL), the Dallas Cowboys and the Washington Redskins. Sports Illustrated has called it the top NFL rivalry of all time, and "one of the greatest in sports." During the tenure of this rivalry, the two franchises have won 27 combined division titles and eight combined Super Bowls. They are the two wealthiest franchises in the NFL. The rivalry started in 1960 when the Cowboys joined the league as an expansion team. 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 during every regular season.

Dallas Cowboys???Washington Redskins (Updated: 23 SEP 2011)

Regular season history:

First meeting October 9, 1960
First result Washington Redskins 26, Dallas Cowboys 14
Latest meeting December 19, 2010
Latest result Washington Redskins 30, Dallas Cowboys 33
Next meeting September 26, 2011
Rivalry status 100 meetings
Largest victory Dallas Cowboys 38, Washington Redskins 3 (1993)
Current streak Dallas Cowboys with one win (2010)
All-time series Dallas Cowboys lead 60-38-2
September 26, 2011  04:04 PM ET

For those who actually care....should be an interesting game all the same.

September 26, 2011  04:07 PM ET

The top NFL rivalry of all time is the Packers/Bears although the Cowboys/Redskins and Steelers/Raiders rivalries rate a close second.

September 26, 2011  04:11 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

The top NFL rivalry of all time is the Packers/Bears although the Cowboys/Redskins and Steelers/Raiders rivalries rate a close second.

Well, the Pack/Bears is the oldest, but even the actual players don't view it as the most intense anymore. That would probably be the Ravens/Steelers street fight. SI seems to think the best is this one, but like you, I'm still partial to the Bears/Packers too! lol

September 26, 2011  08:21 PM ET

GAME ON!

September 26, 2011  09:34 PM ET

I don't know, I mean, the Redskins haven't had a decent team in 20 years. How can you have two decades of mediocrity and call yourself anyone's rival? Steelers/Ravens, Giants/Eagles, Jets/Patriots... to the guy who said raiders/steeler, the 70's called, they said they want their haircut and Buick LeSabre back.

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September 26, 2011  10:12 PM ET
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Just because a team stinks doesn't mean they can't play a particular opponent tough.

DITTO! But watching the first half.....it is really a snooze fest.

September 27, 2011  08:59 AM ET
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I don't know, I mean, the Redskins haven't had a decent team in 20 years. How can you have two decades of mediocrity and call yourself anyone's rival? Steelers/Ravens, Giants/Eagles, Jets/Patriots... to the guy who said raiders/steeler, the 70's called, they said they want their haircut and Buick LeSabre back.

The Redskins and Cowboys, although not as....."intense".....as in years past, is still a rivalry. The game rules, players, and owner changes over the years have abated some of the dislike and hatred from years past. George Allen used to live for no other reason than to beat the Cowboys, as did Marshall and Jack Kent Cooke, the previous owners of the Redskins, and Clint Murchison of the Cowboys.

A lot of the credit for the Cowboys to even exist is because of George Halas of the Bears. Not to mention the Cowboys owned the right to the Redskins' fight song.

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September 27, 2011  09:05 AM ET

The Cowboys kicked six FG's and won a sloppily played MNF game. You would have to be an ardent Redskins or Cowboys fan to stay awake through this snooze fest.

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September 27, 2011  09:06 AM ET
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congrats-dallas, 6-field goals got the boyz the win !.......i guess i'm too used to high-scoring pats games myself !

I'd much rather watch a high scoring game than a sluggish one like this.

September 27, 2011  09:28 AM ET
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The Cowboys kicked six FG's and won a sloppily played MNF game. You would have to be an ardent Redskins or Cowboys fan to stay awake through this snooze fest.

I watched every minute of it.

Yes, it was a snooze fest, but considering the injuries to a lot of key players, what do you expect? Actually, the Redskins should have won the game hands down, but credit should go to the Cowboys for fighting through all the adversity, and still managing to win the game.

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September 27, 2011  09:37 AM ET
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WIKI...are you serious, that is updated by any homer Cowboy fan that has a computer...NFL Network did a poll last weekend and the Bears & the Packers was #1 with the Ravens & Steelers #2...The Cowboys & Redskins had 6%...this has not been a top rivalry since Tom Landry was the coach.

This is something we both agree on. The Packers/Bears rivalry is #1 in the NFL.

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