Top Sports Rivalries of All Time
Washington Redskins vs Dallas Cowboys
The team of America s capital versus America s team. This rivalry began even before the Dallas Cowboys franchise existed. Clint Murchison Jr. was a Texas oil tycoon who wanted his own NFL team in the 1950s. Murchison tried buying the Washington Redskins from George Preston Marshall but the deal fell through. He then pushed for the creation of an expansion team which was blocked by Marshall until the Redskins owner found out Murchison owned the rights to Washington s fight song. A deal was reached and the Cowboys were born. In the expansion draft, the Cowboys picked the Redskins star quarterback who was left unprotected. This rivalry has deep roots and, after 100 head-to-head games, favors the Cowboys who are 65-43-2.