The last time the Dallas Cowboys lost to the Washington Redskins at home and then faced the Philadelphia Eagles at home was in 1991 in Week 3. The Eagles shutout the Cowboys 24-0.
A win would bring the Cowboys’ all time wins to 454. The Cowboys are at the bottom of the Top 12 teams with most wins in league history, but they are the only team founded in the 1960’s to be on the list.
Alex Henery is the first kicker the Eagles have drafted since Manny Matsakis and Paul McFadden in the 1984 draft. In the same span, the Cowboys drafted 4 kickers (Max Zendejas, Jeff Ward, Nick Folk, and David Buehler).
Buddy Ryan targeted his ex-kicker Luis Zendejas in the 1989 Bounty Bowl. Curiously, until signing David Akers in 1999, the Eagles had three ex-Cowboys kickers: Roger Ruzek, Eddie Murray, and Chris Boniol.
In his 8 seasons with the Cowboys, Rafael Septien earned the franchise’s top spot for game-winning field goals at 7. In 27 games, Dan Bailey is 2nd with 5.
Dan Bailey is already tied with Rafael Septien for most overtime field goals in franchise history at 3.
Whether the roof is open and doors closed (2-0), or the roof closed and the doors open (3-0), the Cowboys are undefeated in their home.
This is the first time since 2001 that the Dallas Cowboys have played on Sunday, December 2nd. In 2007, though the calendar had a Sunday, December 2nd, the Cowboys played that Week 13 game against the Packers on Thursday, November 29th.
This is the first 12/2 game in Cowboys Stadium. They played one game at the Cotton Bowl, two at Texas Stadium, three on the road, and are undefeated in all.
The Dallas Cowboys are 6-0 on 12/2, with four of those wins coming against divisional foes. Three of their total wins came on the road, with two of those road games being against Philadelphia and Washington. Sunday night’s contest will be played during the full moon phase. Here’s the breakdown of all six 12/2 games by moon phases:
New Moon: 1-0
First Quarter: 1-0
Full Moon: 4-0
Last Quarter: N/A