Cowboys–Eagles rivalry

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Dallas Cowboys–Philadelphia Eagles
Teams involved Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles
First contested September 30, 1960
Philadelphia Eagles 27, Dallas Cowboys 25
Number of meetings 112 meetings (including playoffs)
Most recent meeting December 14, 2014
Dallas Cowboys 38, Philadelphia Eagles 27
Next meeting TBD
All-time series Dallas Cowboys lead 63-49
Postseason results

Dallas Cowboys 3-1

Most recent
January 9, 2010
(NFC Wild Card Playoff)
Philadelphia Eagles 14 Dallas Cowboys 34
Largest victory October 9, 1966
Dallas Cowboys 56, Philadelphia Eagles 7
Current win streak Dallas Cowboys, 1 win
Championship Success

History of NFL Championships (8)

NFL Divisional Championships (33)

Super Bowl appearances (10)

The Cowboys–Eagles rivalry is a rivalry between the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles. The rivalry has been one of the higher profile rivalries in the NFL over the past three decades, characterized by bitterly contested games that are typical of the NFC East.

Notable moments[edit]

  • 1980 NFC Championship Game, January 11, 1981 - After losing to the Eagles in all but 3 games from 1967–79, the Cowboys finished first in the NFC East in 1980 due to tie-breaking procedures (both teams 12-4 and splitting the meetings between each other, but the Eagles having scored more points) and thus claimed the number one overall seed. The 1980 NFC Championship was also called the "Blue Jersey Game", on the account that the Eagles, having the choice as the home team, made the Cowboys wear their seemingly cursed blue jerseys (a stigma that dated back to Super Bowl V). To the cheers of a roaring Veterans Stadium crowd, the Eagles defeated the Cowboys 20-7.
  • The 1987 NFL Season - With many of the Cowboys players crossing the picket line during the strike, Dallas humiliated the replacement-laden Eagles 41-22. Buddy Ryan accused Tom Landry of running up the score (something that he had done before against the Eagles), and Ryan had his heart set on revenge. With little time remaining and the Eagles up by ten, Randall Cunningham faked a kneel down and tossed a long pass into the end zone, resulting in a pass interference call. With the Eagles at the one, a final touchdown sealed the revenge for the Eagles, 37-20.
  • The Bounty Bowls (I and II) and The Porkchop Bowl - The first two Cowboys-Eagles games of the Jones-Johnson era in Dallas were dubbed the Bounty Bowls, due to the accusation by Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson that the Eagles had set a bounty on Dallas players, particularly Quarterback Troy Aikman and Kicker Luis Zendejas.
  • 1991 Regular Season - The Eagles began the 1991 season by pounding the Cowboys 24-0 in Texas Stadium in Week 3. Riding a three-game winning streak, Dallas entered Veterans Stadium in Week 16 with a chance at a playoff berth, their first since 1985. The Cowboys benefited from Eagles QB Randall Cunningham being injured, and rode a Kelvin Martin punt return for a touchdown to a 25-13 victory. The loss jolted the Eagles from the playoff picture. A rivalry was rejuvenated.
  • 1992-1995 - With Cunningham back to health, the Eagles went five weeks into the 1992 season without a loss and met the undefeated Cowboys on Monday Night Football. En route to a 31-7 win, the Eagles' number one-ranked defense held the Cowboys' high-powered offense to one first-quarter touchdown; it was the fewest points the Cowboys would score all season, and the most points they would allow. However, later that year, the Cowboys ousted the Eagles from the Divisional Round Playoffs in a 34-10 rout, which ended the Eagles' prospects for a "Super Bowl season" in Jerome Brown's honor. Two years later, the Cowboys bounced the Eagles from the Divisional Round of the Playoffs a second time, triumphing in a 30-11 rout. The Cowboys eventually advanced to, and won, Super Bowls in both seasons.
  • On October 10, 1999, in Week 5 of the 1999 season, Dallas wide receiver Michael Irvin suffered a career ending spinal cord injury while playing at Veterans Stadium. The crowd cheered when Irvin did not get up and chanted "Deion sucks" when Irvin's teammate, Deion Sanders, consoled him.
  • On October 8, 2006, controversial wide receiver Terrell Owens, who had previously played for the Eagles, played his first game in Philly as a Cowboy. The Eagles won 38-24 with a late interception return for a touchdown by Lito Sheppard. Owens was held to just 3 catches and 45 yards.
  • On December 28, 2008, in Week 17 of the 2008 season, the Eagles and Cowboys faced off in Philadelphia with a wild card playoff berth on the line. The winner would claim the sixth and final wild card spot in the NFC, and the loser would be eliminated from playoff contention. This situation was brought about by losses earlier in the day by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Chicago Bears, which kept the Eagles playoff hopes alive. The Eagles did not squander the opportunity, and took a 27-3 halftime lead on their way to a 44-6 blowout of the Cowboys. It was Terrell Owens' last game as a Cowboy. The Eagles went all the way to the NFC Championship before losing to the Arizona Cardinals.
  • On January 3, 2010, in Week 17 of the 2009 season, the Cowboys (10-5) hosted their regular season finale against the Philadelphia Eagles (11-4) in a regular season-sealing claim for the NFC East crown. The Cowboys would win the day, shutting out the Eagles, 24-0. With the victory, the Cowboys would once again reclaim first place in their division and improve to 11–5 to top off their regular season. Despite the loss, the Eagles claimed the #6 seed in the NFC, while the Cowboys claimed the #3 seed, setting the stage for a rematch in the first round of the playoffs. For the third time that year, the Cowboys defeated the Eagles, with a final score of 34-14. The Cowboys and Eagles combined to set an NFL record for the most penalty yards in a playoff game, ever. The two teams were penalized 23 times for 228 yards. With the win, not only did the Cowboys improve to 12–5, they finally won their first postseason game since 1996.
  • On December 29, 2013, in Week 17 of the 2013 season, the Eagles and Cowboys faced off in Dallas for the de facto NFC East Championship. The winner would thus claim the sixth and final playoff spot in the NFC, and the loser would be eliminated from playoff contention. The Eagles did not squander the opportunity, as they won 24-22. Brandon Boykin intercepted a pass by backup quarterback Kyle Orton to Miles Austin with 1:43 remaining to seal the victory.
  • On November 27, 2014, on Thanksgiving day the Eagles and Cowboys had their first meeting of the season played at AT&T Stadium in Dallas. The Eagles gained a fast lead which they never let go all while shutting down the Cowboys offense by keeping Tony Romo to have 0 touchdown passes and holding Demarco Murray to under 100 yards.
  • On December 14, 2014, the Cowboys met the Eagles on a Sunday night with both teams at 9-4, however the Eagles still led the NFC East due to their better division record. The Cowboys took a 21-0 lead early in the 2nd Quarter, but the Eagles would score 24 straight points capped off by a Darren Sproles 1-yard run to take a 24-21 lead with 5 minutes left in the 3rd. The Cowboys would however re-take control and win 38-27 to split the season series and take sole possession of the NFC East lead for the first time in the season.

Game Results[edit]

This is a list of results from all of the Cowboys-Eagles meetings as of 2014.

1960s (Eagles 10-9)[edit]

Year Date Winner Result Loser Location
1960 September 30 Philadelphia Eagles 27-25 Dallas Cowboys Cotton Bowl
1961 October 22 Philadelphia Eagles 43-7 Dallas Cowboys Cotton Bowl
November 26 Philadelphia Eagles 35-13 Dallas Cowboys Franklin Field
1962 October 14 Dallas Cowboys 41-19 Philadelphia Eagles Cotton Bowl
November 25 Philadelphia Eagles 28-14 Dallas Cowboys Franklin Field
1963 October 6 Philadelphia Eagles 24-21 Dallas Cowboys Franklin Field
November 17 Dallas Cowboys 27-20 Philadelphia Eagles Cotton Bowl
1964 November 15 Philadelphia Eagles 17-14 Dallas Cowboys Cotton Bowl
December 6 Philadelphia Eagles 24-14 Dallas Cowboys Franklin Field
1965 October 10 Philadelphia Eagles 35-24 Dallas Cowboys Cotton Bowl
December 5 Dallas Cowboys 21-19 Philadelphia Eagles Franklin Field
1966 October 9 Dallas Cowboys 56-7 Philadelphia Eagles Cotton Bowl
November 6 Philadelphia Eagles 24-23 Dallas Cowboys Franklin Field
1967 October 29 Philadelphia Eagles 21-14 Dallas Cowboys Franklin Field
December 10 Dallas Cowboys 38-17 Philadelphia Eagles Cotton Bowl
1968 September 29 Dallas Cowboys 45-13 Philadelphia Eagles Franklin Field
October 13 Dallas Cowboys 34-14 Philadelphia Eagles Cotton Bowl
1969 October 5 Dallas Cowboys 38-7 Philadelphia Eagles Franklin Field
October 19 Dallas Cowboys 49-14 Philadelphia Eagles Cotton Bowl

1970s (Cowboys 17-3)[edit]

Year Date Winner Result Loser Location
1970 September 20 Dallas Cowboys 17-7 Philadelphia Eagles Franklin Field
November 1 Dallas Cowboys 21-17 Philadelphia Eagles Cotton Bowl
1971 September 26 Dallas Cowboys 42-7 Philadelphia Eagles Veterans Stadium
November 14 Dallas Cowboys 20-7 Philadelphia Eagles Texas Stadium
1972 September 17 Dallas Cowboys 28-6 Philadelphia Eagles Texas Stadium
November 19 Dallas Cowboys 28-7 Philadelphia Eagles Veterans Stadium
1973 October 28 Philadelphia Eagles 30-16 Dallas Cowboys Veterans Stadium
November 18 Dallas Cowboys 31-10 Philadelphia Eagles Texas Stadium
1974 September 23 Philadelphia Eagles 13-10 Dallas Cowboys Veterans Stadium
October 20 Dallas Cowboys 31-24 Philadelphia Eagles Texas Stadium
1975 October 26 Dallas Cowboys 20-17 Philadelphia Eagles Veterans Stadium
November 23 Dallas Cowboys 27-17 Philadelphia Eagles Texas Stadium
1976 September 12 Dallas Cowboys 27-7 Philadelphia Eagles Texas Stadium
December 5 Dallas Cowboys 26-7 Philadelphia Eagles Veterans Stadium
1977 October 23 Dallas Cowboys 16-10 Philadelphia Eagles Veterans Stadium
December 4 Dallas Cowboys 24-14 Philadelphia Eagles Texas Stadium
1978 October 22 Dallas Cowboys 14-7 Philadelphia Eagles Texas Stadium
December 10 Dallas Cowboys 31-13 Philadelphia Eagles Veterans Stadium
1979 November 12 Philadelphia Eagles 31-21 Dallas Cowboys Texas Stadium
December 8 Dallas Cowboys 24-17 Philadelphia Eagles Veterans Stadium


1980s (Tied 10-10)[edit]

Year Date Winner Result Loser Location
1980 October 19 Philadelphia Eagles 17-10 Dallas Cowboys Veterans Stadium
December 21 Dallas Cowboys 35-27 Philadelphia Eagles Texas Stadium
1981 January 11 Philadelphia Eagles 20-7 Dallas Cowboys Veterans Stadium
November 1 Dallas Cowboys 17-14 Philadelphia Eagles Veterans Stadium
December 13 Dallas Cowboys 21-10 Philadelphia Eagles Texas Stadium
1982 December 26 Philadelphia Eagles 24-20 Dallas Cowboys Texas Stadium
1983 October 16 Dallas Cowboys 37-7 Philadelphia Eagles Texas Stadium
November 6 Dallas Cowboys 27-20 Philadelphia Eagles Veterans Stadium
1984 September 16 Dallas Cowboys 23-17 Philadelphia Eagles Texas Stadium
December 2 Dallas Cowboys 26-10 Philadelphia Eagles Veterans Stadium
1985 October 20 Philadelphia Eagles 16-14 Dallas Cowboys Veterans Stadium
November 24 Dallas Cowboys 34-17 Philadelphia Eagles Texas Stadium
1986 October 19 Dallas Cowboys 17-14 Philadelphia Eagles Veterans Stadium
December 14 Philadelphia Eagles 23-21 Dallas Cowboys Texans Stadium
1987 October 11 Dallas Cowboys 41-22 Philadelphia Eagles Texas Stadium
October 25 Philadelphia Eagles 37-20 Dallas Cowboys Veterans Stadium
1988 October 23 Philadelphia Eagles 24-23 Dallas Cowboys Veterans Stadium
December 18 Philadelphia Eagles 23-7 Dallas Cowboys Texas Stadium
1989 November 23 Philadelphia Eagles 27-0 Dallas Cowboys Texas Stadium
December 10 Philadelphia Eagles 20-10 Dallas Cowboys Veterans Stadium

1990s (Cowboys 14-8)[edit]

Year Date Winner Result Loser Location
1990 October 28 Philadelphia Eagles 21-20 Dallas Cowboys Texas Stadium
December 23 Philadelphia Eagles 17-3 Dallas Cowboys Veterans Stadium
1991 September 15 Philadelphia Eagles 24-0 Dallas Cowboys Texas Stadium
December 15 Dallas Cowboys 25-13 Philadelphia Eagles Veterans Stadium
1992 October 5 Philadelphia Eagles 31-7 Dallas Cowboys Veterans Stadium
November 1 Dallas Cowboys 20-10 Philadelphia Eagles Texas Stadium
1993 January 10 Dallas Cowboys 34-10 Philadelphia Eagles Texas Stadium
October 31 Dallas Cowboys 23-10 Philadelphia Eagles Veterans Stadium
December 6 Dallas Cowboys 23-17 Philadelphia Eagles Texas Stadium
1994 October 16 Dallas Cowboys 24-13 Philadelphia Eagles Texas Stadium
December 4 Dallas Cowboys 31-19 Philadelphia Eagles Veterans Stadium
1995 November 6 Dallas Cowboys 34-12 Philadelphia Eagles Texas Stadium
December 10 Philadelphia Eagles 20-17 Dallas Cowboys Veterans Stadium
1996 January 7 Dallas Cowboys 30-11 Philadelphia Eagles Texas Stadium
September 30 Dallas Cowboys 23-19 Philadelphia Eagles Veterans Stadium
November 3 Philadelphia Eagles 31-21 Dallas Cowboys Texas Stadium
1997 September 15 Dallas Cowboys 21-20 Philadelphia Eagles Texas Stadium
October 26 Philadelphia Eagles 13-12 Dallas Cowboys Veterans Stadium
1998 November 2 Dallas Cowboys 34-0 Philadelphia Eagles Veterans Stadium
December 20 Dallas Cowboys 13-9 Philadelphia Eagles Texas Stadium
1999 October 10 Philadelphia Eagles 13-10 Dallas Cowboys Veterans Stadium
December 12 Dallas Cowboys 20-10 Philadelphia Eagles Texas Stadium


2000s (Eagles 13-6)[edit]

Year Date Winner Result Loser Location
2000 September 3 Philadelphia Eagles 41-14 Dallas Cowboys Texas Stadium
November 5 Philadelphia Eagles 16-13 (OT) Dallas Cowboys Veterans Stadium
2001 September 30 Philadelphia Eagles 40-18 Dallas Cowboys Veterans Stadium
November 18 Philadelphia Eagles 36-3 Dallas Cowboys Texas Stadium
2002 September 22 Philadelphia Eagles 44-13 Dallas Cowboys Veterans Stadium
December 21 Philadelphia Eagles 27-3 Dallas Cowboys Texas Stadium
2003 October 12 Dallas Cowboys 23-21 Philadelphia Eagles Texas Stadium
December 7 Philadelphia Eagles 36-10 Dallas Cowboys Lincoln Financial Field
2004 November 15 Philadelphia Eagles 49-21 Dallas Cowboys Texas Stadium
December 19 Philadelphia Eagles 12-7 Dallas Cowboys Lincoln Financial Field
2005 October 9 Dallas Cowboys 33-10 Philadelphia Eagles Texas Stadium
November 14 Dallas Cowboys 21-20 Philadelphia Eagles Lincoln Financial Field
2006 October 8 Philadelphia Eagles 38-24 Dallas Cowboys Lincoln Financial Field
December 25 Philadelphia Eagles 23-7 Dallas Cowboys Texas Stadium
2007 November 4 Dallas Cowboys 38-17 Philadelphia Eagles Lincoln Financial Field
December 16 Philadelphia Eagles 10-6 Dallas Cowboys Texas Stadium
2008 September 15 Dallas Cowboys 41-37 Philadelphia Eagles Texas Stadium
December 28 Philadelphia Eagles 44-6 Dallas Cowboys Lincoln Financial Field
2009 November 8 Dallas Cowboys 20-16 Philadelphia Eagles Lincoln Financial Field


2010s (Cowboys 7-5)[edit]

Year Date Winner Result Loser Location
2010 January 3 Dallas Cowboys 24-0 Philadelphia Eagles Cowboys Stadium
January 9 Dallas Cowboys 34–14 Philadelphia Eagles Cowboys Stadium
December 12 Philadelphia Eagles 30–27 Dallas Cowboys Cowboys Stadium
2011 January 2 Dallas Cowboys 14-13 Philadelphia Eagles Lincoln Financial Field
October 30 Philadelphia Eagles 34–7 Dallas Cowboys Lincoln Financial Field
December 24 Philadelphia Eagles 20-7 Dallas Cowboys Cowboys Stadium
2012 November 11 Dallas Cowboys 38-23 Philadelphia Eagles Lincoln Financial Field
December 2 Dallas Cowboys 38-33 Philadelphia Eagles Cowboys Stadium
2013 October 20 Dallas Cowboys 17–3 Philadelphia Eagles Lincoln Financial Field
December 29 Philadelphia Eagles 24–22 Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium
2014 November 27 Philadelphia Eagles 33-10 Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium
December 14 Dallas Cowboys 38-27 Philadelphia Eagles Lincoln Financial Field

Monday Night Football[edit]

The Cowboys and Eagles have met 12 times on Monday Night Football, with the last meeting on September 15, 2008. The series has been played at Dallas' home field 7 times and 5 times at Philadelphia's home field.

MNF (Cowboys 7-5)[edit]

Year Winner Result Location
1974 Philadelphia Eagles 13-10 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1979 Philadelphia Eagles 31–21 Dallas, Texas
1992 Philadelphia Eagles 31–7 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1993 Dallas Cowboys 23-17 Dallas, Texas
1995 Dallas Cowboys 34–12 Dallas, Texas
1996 Dallas Cowboys 23–19 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1997 Dallas Cowboys 21-20 Dallas, Texas
1998 Dallas Cowboys 34–0 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2004 Philadelphia Eagles 49–21 Dallas, Texas
2005 Dallas Cowboys 21–20 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2006 Philadelphia Eagles 23–7 Dallas, Texas
2008 Dallas Cowboys 41–37 Dallas, Texas

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