Origins of a rivalry: Cowboys vs. Redskins

Dallas Cowboys, TCIPF Staff, Top 10, Washington Redskins

A Cowboys-Redskins game used to mean something all on its own, without the drama of an NFC East crown on the line. This was one of the greatest NFL rivalries in the 60’s and 70’s, but where does it stand today? It didn’t even make a 2012 list of NFL Films “Top 10 Rivalries,” so why is this such a fierce feud?

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To understand this rivalry, we must look back its origin in 1960 and the coaches who fueled it in the 1970’s. Watch the creation story of the Cowboys-Redskins rivalry, as originally presented in 1991’s “NFL’s Greatest Rivalries.”

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