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Morning Look: Skins, Cowboys the Same

DeAngelo Hall celebrates. (By Jonathan Newton - TWP)

If the Redskins had won last night, that would have been three straight against Dallas. The last time that happened? Starting in the Super Bowl year of 1987-'88, and continuing on to the next season, a trio of wins that happened more than 20 years ago.

But recent years have brought the definition of head-to-head equality. For three straight years, the teams have split their two meetings. Both teams have won one on the road, two at home. Total points scored? Washington has 120, and Dallas has 117. The teams even celebrate the same, as seen here.

(Look, you try writing funny about two straight night losses on national television. No one was making funnies in the Redskins locker room last night.)

Anyhow, for as much as I might quote Redskins fans saying they'd like to fight Dallas fans, there were also thousands of them who shared food with each other before the game, and shared rides after the game, and even said they'd be happy for their friends/neighbors/wives if the wrong team won. Sure, maybe they said this while mentioning in an aside that their wrong-team-rooting friends were a little bit "special," but at least it felt like a normal NFL rivalry, and not a trip to Pittsburgh.

Plus, there were no car bonfires in the parking lot, at least not that I heard of. Little victories, right?

Jay Ratliff celebrates. (By Evan Vucci - AP)

The Cowboys leap. (By Jim McIsaac - Getty)

The Redskins leap. (By Toni L. Sandys - TWP)

By Dan Steinberg  |  November 17, 2008; 8:52 AM ET
Categories:  Morning Look , Redskins  
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Don't you think it was a little to cold for shorts at Ikea yesterday? :)

Posted by: dkeedick | November 17, 2008 9:56 AM | Report abuse

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