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Redskins Legacy: `72 Redskins Dominate Cowboys

Redskins Legacy: `72 Redskins Dominate Cowboys


In the four-plus decades of the Redskins-Cowboys rivalry, the players with stars on their helmets have built a sizeable advantage, winning 64 of the 109 times the two teams have clashed.

However, the Redskins have prevailed when the stakes have been highest: the 1972 NFC championship and the 1982 NFC championship.

The first victory punched the Redskins' ticket to Super Bowl VII, where they fell to the Dolphins, 14-7.  But as Redskins defensive end Ron McDole said, destroying the Cowboys, 26-3, on Dec. 31, 1972, was "kind of like our Super Bowl.