- George Allen, December 31st, 1972, just before the NFC Championship coin flip.
We came to Washington thinking we'd just float by the Redskins, but they had something for us. They beat us soundly..."
- Mel Renfro, referring to the 1972 NFC Championship
"We were all on top of the world after that game."
- Ron McDole
"George Allen never used to say 'the Dallas Cowboys', it was always 'the goshdarned Dallas Cowboys.' It's the Cowboys' uniform. It strikes hate and loathing in my mind, almost in a Pavlovian sense."
"Die you dogs. Die you Dallas dogs."
- Sam Wyche
"Roger Staubach can't read defenses and wears skirts..."
- Ron McDole to the press, when asked about what he thought of the Cowboys quarterback
"Any helicopter that came over (the practice field), the coaches would look up and say 'Damn, that's George Allen up there with a notebook.'"
"If you knock Staubach out, you've got that rookie facing you. That's one of our goals."
- Diron Talbert (Staubach was knocked out in the 3rd quarter, Thanksgiving Day, 1974, with the Redskins leading 16-3 -- but the rookie, Clint Longley, came in to beat Washington, 24-23)
"Who in the hell is Longley???"
-Diron Talbert to the press after the game.
"When you sign with Washington, you sign a contract to hate the Cowboys."
"Losing to Dallas was the worst feeling in the world. You'd rather have your arm cut off."
"Tom Landry, hahahaha. Tex Schram, hahhaha. Roger Staubach, hahahha."
-George Allen to a television camera, after beating Dallas in Texas Stadium in 1976.
"If you grow up in metro Washington, you grow up a diehard Redskins fan. But if you hate your parents, you grow up a Cowboys fan."
"I picked him up and pushed him back... It wasn't a smooth play, it was a desperation play. It was such an eerie feeling when it happened. There wasn't any noise in the stadium for maybe three seconds. All of a sudden... the place went crazy. I had never seen anything like it."
-Ken Houston, on stopping Walt Garrison at the one yard line in the final seconds of the Monday night game in October, 1973
"If you came out of the (Dallas) game and you weren't bleeding, you hadn't played."
- Ken Houston
"We don't like them, they don't like us."
- Roger Staubach
"We loved to play them. It was always the perfect setting - Monday Night, Thanksgiving Day, a 4 o'clock start, RFK. Those kinds of games still give me goose bumps."
- Ken Houston
"Yeah, but only after he went for my knees three times."
-Jack Pardee, after being accused of trying to knee Dallas receiver Lance Alworth in the head.
"My front four will be faced with the task of beating the sweat-hogs. It's my belief that to be a defensive lineman, you have to have a personal hate for your opponent."
- Ernie Stautner, defensive coordinator, Dallas
"Plain & Simple - WE HATE DALLAS"
- home made sign hung at RFK Stadium during the 1982 NFC Championship game.
"It was like walking into a dungeon of thieves..."
- Danny White, commenting on entering RFK Stadium.
"That's the loudest the stadium's ever been. You could hear it in the locker room. 'We want Dallas! We want Dallas!' Everybody was pretty pumped up."
"The stadium was unbelievable. Those stands were moving three feet ... up and down..."
"I felt the ground shake beneath my feet - literally."
- Joe Theismann
"We're standing there for the national anthem. When it's over, Joe (Bugel) looks over to the other sideline at Ernie Stautner, who's the Cowboys defensive line coach. Joe yells over to him and flips him off."
"I got to the line, and I said to Randy White, 'Our coaches love you. We're going to run it over you again and again.' Randy wasn't very happy, but after three or four times, he didn't say a word."
"I wanted to just... put his lights out ....because, you know, ...Dallas sucks..."
- Dexter Manley, referring to Danny White whom he knocked out of the first half of the 1982 NFC Championship game.
"It was probably the next morning before I knew where I was,... I must have gotten knocked out. ... I never did regain any memory of that game. From the trip up there, first quarter, second quarter, third or fourth."
"When you're in a game like that and it's back and forth and back and forth, who's gonna blink? Who's gonna blink first? They blinked. ...It was the most incredible moment -- in my life."
-Joe Theismann, referring to winning the 1982 Championship game.
"Joe Theismann is a garbage-mouth little SOB. He's such a hot dog that all he needs is a bun."
"The one game that really gave us confidence in the 1980s was that NFC Championship game against Dallas."
"They were so demoralized. They were so pissed. The officials had to drag them out of the locker room, they wouldn't come out."
-George Stark, referring to the final play of the game after players had prematurely retired to the locker room. This was the 3rd NFC Championship in a row Dallas had lost.
"This is controlled delirium. This is a coagulation, a community of interest here that is astonishing in its depth. All over this city. The rich, the poor. The black, the white. The communists, the socialists. The affluent, the unpossessed. All are bound together in this city on this day by these Redskins."
-Jack Kent Cooke, moments after the NFC Championship win against Dallas in January, 1983.
"No, Danny! No!"
-Coach Tom Landry, in an uncharacteristically emotional moment, from the sidelines to his QB Danny White, during a 4th and inches play after it became clear the drawing the Redskins offsides ploy wouldn't work. The Cowboys win-loss record at the time was 12-2, and Dallas victories, both in the regular season and the post-season, were routine. White was supposed to call a timeout, but instead, he continued the snap count, and the ball was snapped. Cowboys lost yardage, the ball, and the game, December 11, 1983. The Cowboys went on to lose three in a row and were knocked out of the 1983 wild card round. That single play seemed to mark the end of an era of Cowboys dominance in the league. They would not win a playoff game again until 1991.
"There are three great things in life: Winning the lottery, having a baby, and beating the Cowboys..."
- Mark May, after a 41-14 route of Dallas in 1986.
"I know we don't have any Dallas people here — they are the ugliest people in the world."
- Joe Gibbs during Fan Day, Training camp, 2005.
"This is my moment, this is my chance to make a difference, and you know, I just went for the ball, I attacked it, and I went and got it, ... I was gonna catch that ball, regardless of what happens..."
- Santana Moss, referring to the Monday Night Miracle game vs Dallas in Sept, 2005.
"This ****'s for the TRIO!",
-Santana Moss, to a video camera immediately after catching his 2nd TD pass at Texas Stadium in September, 2005. The trio he was referring to was Troy Aikman, Emmit Smith, and Michael Irving, who were being honored and included on the Ring of Fame at Texas Stadium that day.
"I mean, there wasn't a lot of hope for that one, yet we found out, you know, we found a way to win that game, AGAINST our rival, at their place, on Monday night, and uh, the locker room was just -- it was just unbelievable."
"...one of the greatest moments for me in sports"
- Joe Gibbs after the game at Texas Stadium, September, 2005.
"We always seem to have these big, crazy endings. It's unbelievable."
- Renaldo Wynn
"Ever since I've been here, our games against Dallas have ... been wild."
"I'll tell you what - if you attend a Cowboy-Redskins game, you better not leave til that clock hits zero..."
-Joe Gibbs, 2006
Chris Cooley, as autographed on one of his photos on his site
"These guys are done...we can do whatever we want now...",
- Tony Romo, just after throwing a TD pass to Owens to open the second half and tie the game at 17 on Sept 28th, 2008 at Texas Stadium. Dallas would not score again until the final minute. Redskins won 26-24.
"Any Cowboys fan that thinks the Redskins game is just another game is either very young or very stupid."
-unknown veteran Dallas fan.
“The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.”
grew up in the 60's and 70's watching the media fawn over the rise of the Pokes. Watching the rarely ruffled Landry walking the sidelines composed, almost pristinely being a calm, calculating influence over his team. Looking confident, they were the good guys. Then you watched the guys on the field, the way that Drew Pearson and Michael Irvin pushed off in order to get free to catch the ball. The way that Jay Novacek would engage with a LB and then use them to get themselves separation. The hand checking, the knee dives, the uniform pulling were all there. What made it worse, was that they were talented guys, many of who were really special players, but against Washington, they let their inner dark sides out. I mean we all knew that Staubach was a good guy (so was Danny White too) and that Meredith was the kind of guy you could gladly share a beer with. Plenty of guys on each and every team had their quirks and issues but there was just something about how the Dallas guys were able to skate away with only a whiff of impropriety.
In short, I hate those *ers.... lets bury them...
Last Edit: Jan 3, 2016 12:39:08 GMT -5 by Monkster