Since 1990, 47% of the teams that have made the playoffs have had 1-1 records, just like the Dallas Cowboys and St. Louis Rams.
The Dallas Cowboys have been 1-1 on 21 occasions in franchise history: 1964, 1974, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012. They have made the playoffs only 9/21 times.
The Dallas Cowboys are an all-time 14-12 against 1-1 opponents.
The Dallas Cowboys are 15-15 all-time against the Rams franchise, including playoffs. Other franchises which are .500 against the Cowboys are the San Francisco 49ers and the Minnesota Vikings.
The St. Louis Rams haven’t won a playoff game since 1/8/05, the tenth-longest current playoff win drought.
2005 was the last time the Dallas Cowboys played Missouri’s two NFL teams in the same season. The Cowboys defeated the Chiefs 31-28 in Texas Stadium while losing to the Rams in the season finale 10-20, also in Texas Stadium.
This is the first time since 1983 that the Dallas Cowboys have played both of Missouri’s NFL teams in consecutive weeks. In ’83, Dallas defeated Kansas City 41-21 and then trounced the St. Louis Cardinals 35-17 the next week. Both contests were at home in Texas Stadium.
The Rams moved to St. Louis in 1995, and the Dallas Cowboys did not play the St. Louis Rams until the year 2002. Since the Cowboys’ inception, this is the longest the Cowboys have waited to play a team that relocated to its “new” city.
The Rams franchise is 1/11 teams against whom the Dallas Cowboys have not exacted postseason revenge. The other nine teams are the Cleveland Browns, the Colts franchise, Washington Redskins, San Francisco 49ers, Detroit Lions, Carolina Panthers, Arizona Cardinals, Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks, and the New York Giants.
The Dallas Cowboys are 5-1 against the St. Louis Rams in the month of September.
The Dallas Cowboys and Rams franchise have met each other 8 times in the postseason. Only in the conference championship round do the Cowboys own a winning record against the Rams.
The Rams franchise is the only franchise against which the Cowboys can claim an undefeated record in the NFC Championship game.
The St. Louis Rams lost their first encounter in AT&T Stadium 7-34 back in 2011, while head coach Jeff Fisher’s Tennessee Titans beat Dallas 34-27 in 2010, sending the Cowboys to 1-3 on the season.
Aside from NFC East foes, the only team the Dallas Cowboys have defeated twice in AT&T Stadium is the Seattle Seahawks.