Just the Facts: Cowboys-Chargers

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The Dallas Cowboys are 2-1 for the 25th time in franchise history. Since 1990, when the playoff format was restructured to its present form, 47% of the NFL’s qualifying teams were 2-1.

Out of the 24 previous times that the Dallas Cowboys started off 2-1, 12 of those times resulted in the team not making the postseason: ‘61, ’65, ’84, ’86, ’87, ’97, ’02, ’04, ’05, ’11, and ’12.

The Dallas Cowboys are wearing their “cursed blues” this week in San Diego. Since 2002, the Dallas Cowboys are 10-10 in their blue road jerseys.

The 1992 San Diego Chargers are the only team to start the season 0-4 and make the playoffs.

The Dallas Cowboys are 6-3 all-time against the San Diego Chargers.

August 18, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers running back Jackie Battle (44) is tackled after a short gain during the third quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at Qualcomm Stadium. The Chargers won 28-20. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

The San Diego Chargers are one of 10 AFC teams against whom the Dallas Cowboys hold a winning record. It is the second-highest at .667.

The Dallas Cowboys are 2-1 against the Chargers in September.

The Dallas Cowboys are 4-1 in San Diego and have faced the Chargers in two different home venues:

San Diego Stadium: 1-0

Jack Murphy/Qualcomm Stadium: 3-1

Qualcomm Stadium has hosted only one AFC Championship game: the 1980 AFC Championship game, where the visiting Oakland Raiders defeated the home team 34-27.

The San Diego Chargers and Dallas Cowboys nearly met in the Super Bowl on three separate occasions. In 1980, 1981, and 1994, both teams were conference champion runner-ups. The Chargers lost to the Raiders, Bengals, and defeated the Steelers to be in Super Bowl XXIX, while the Cowboys lost to the Eagles and 49ers twice.



Week 4 features Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, and Tony Siragusa calling the game on FOX this Sunday. The Cowboys are 10-4 with this announcing team, their most recent loss coming in Seattle in Week 2 2012:

2003 – @TB, 0-13 – L

2004 – DET, 31-21 – W

2007 — @MIA, 37-20 – W

2008 – @Rams, 14-34 – L

2008 – TB, 13-9 – W

2009 – @TB, 34-21 – W

2010 – DET, 35-19 – W

2010 – WAS, 33-30 – W

2010 – @PHI, 14-13 – W

2011 – @WAS, 27-24 – W-OT

2012 – @SEA, 7-27 – L

2012 – @CAR, 19-14 – W

2012 – NO, 31-34 – L-OT

2013 – Rams, 31-7 – W

Though Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, and Tony Siragusa called games together for a couple of weeks in late October through early November while Dick Stockton was away covering FOX’s Major League Baseball postseason games, they did not become an official team until the 2007 season.

This is the first time since the inception of Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, and Tony Siragusa as a broadcast team that the Cowboys have had them in consecutive weeks.

The last time the Dallas Cowboys had the same commentators for consecutive weeks was Week 17 2011 and Week 1 2012 when NBC’s Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth called the Cowboys’ season finale against the Giants and also their season opener against the Giants.

The last time the Dallas Cowboys have had the same FOX Sports commentators for consecutive weeks was Week 4 and Week 6 of 2011 when Joe Buck and Troy Aikman called the Cowboys home contest with the Lions and their road game against the Patriots. Week 5 was the Cowboys’ bye week.

In AFC games on FOX, since the package’s inception, the Dallas Cowboys are 15-19.

When facing the NFC on FOX, the San Diego Chargers are 19-21.

Including 2003-2006 results when they weren’t yet an official team, the NFC is 8-23-1 in inte-conference games called by Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, and Tony Siragusa.

The only San Diego Chargers game Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, and Tony Siragusa called was a 38-24 victory over the visiting St. Louis Rams on 10/29/06 to improve to 5-2 on the season.

Since 2000, when Ed Hochuli referees a game broadcasted by FOX, the home team is 51-38.

Since 2000, in inter-conference contests broadcasted by FOX, where Ed Hochuli is officiating, the AFC is 8-5.

The last time Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, and Tony Siragusa called on FOX that Ed Hochuli refereed was the 10/28/12 contest between the Carolina Panthers and Chicago Bears. The Bears beat the visiting Panthers 23-22.

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