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I'm sure this has been covered at some point, but I was wondering how many times we have swept those 'Boys in the past. I was talking to my girlfriend, and she mentioned seeing something on the news about 40 years and three times. Just wondering if that might be it.

Sorry if this is already been discussed...



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The Redskins have swept the Cowboys 2 times in their history, Cowboys have swept the Redskins 14 times (last line of article)


Redskins: Washington cornered by injury

By JOSEPH WHITE, AP Sports Writer

Preparing for their biggest game in several years, the Washington Redskins walked out to practice yesterday with only one healthy cornerback on the roster.

Ade Jimoh, who is probably best known for being ridiculed by former coach Steve Spurrier, strapped on his helmet and went through the drills. Everyone else with a "CB" by his name - starters Shawn Springs and Carlos Rogers and nickel back Walt Harris - was idle as the team broke in the game plan for Sunday's showdown with the Dallas Cowboys.

All three were listed as "probable" on the injury report, but the Redskins were otherwise cagey about the trio's prospects. Springs stymied reporters with "No comment - don't ask" when approached at his locker, and coach Joe Gibbs said it was too early in the week to tell who will play and who won't.

Regardless, this is hardly the best week to be banged up or undermanned. The Redskins (7-6) are facing their biggest rival in a game both teams need to stay in serious playoff contention, and any weakness in the secondary will be a quick target for Dallas quarterback Drew Bledsoe.

"We know their quarterback is a veteran guy, been around, knows where to go with the ball," Gibbs said. "You don't like it to happen, but it has, and we just have to deal with it."

Springs strained his lower back and groin, and Rogers badly bruised his left biceps in Sunday's 17-13 victory over Arizona. Rogers was able to remain in the game, but he was wearing a sling on Monday. Harris missed the game altogether with a strained calf muscle.

Rogers, a rookie, and Jimoh, primarily a special teams player, were the only cornerbacks left when the Cardinals were driving for a potential winning touchdown in the final minutes. Arizona quarterback Kurt Warner threw to Jimoh's side to complete a 9-yard pass to Washington's 28-yard line, but the Redskins were fortunate when Warner's next throw played to Jimoh's strength as a tackler - a screen to Larry Fitzgerald on third down gave Jimoh the chance to dump the receiver for a 1-yard loss.

"It's just what you're paid to do," said Jimoh, who was singled out by Spurrier for blowing coverages during his rookie year in 2003.

Safety Sean Taylor then made the stop on fourth down when J.J. Arrington tried to run wide, and the Cardinals' final threat was done.

Taylor is so versatile that he can help fill the holes if any of the cornerbacks can't play. He has the speed to cover receivers one-on-one and the strength to be a run-stopper as a conventional strong safety. He's confident his fellow safeties - Ryan Clark, Matt Bowen, Pierson Prioleau and Omar Stoutmire - can do more or less the same.

"It's not a concern," Taylor said. "I think everybody is accountable on this team. We know we have to step up when people are down. That's just what we're dealt with. I'm sure everybody's played a little bit of corner in practice or played it in college or Pop Warner or high school. It's nothing different. It's a greater level, but you've got to step up."

The Redskins also have the option of promoting rookie cornerback Dimitri Patterson from the practice squad, but he would serve as an emergency replacement at best.

The Redskins did have some good injury news. Defensive tackle Joe Salave'a, who has missed two games with a foot injury, practiced and appears ready to return. Special teams standout James Thrash, who has sat out three games with a pulled hamstring, was back and is expected to play. Linebacker LaVar Arrington was also on the field after missing the Cardinals game with a badly bruised thigh.

Left tackle Chris Samuels did not practice because of a sprained right knee and sprained right ankle. He is listed as probable.

But the biggest concern is at cornerback.

"It hurts that all the corners have nicks and are beat up right now," defensive end Phillip Daniels said. "But it just puts more emphasis on us up front to go out and do our job and get more pressure. Hopefully we'll have a couple of those guys get healthy."

Notes: Usually media-shy, Taylor held a lengthy interview session with reporters. Asked about the touchdown the Cowboys scored on a trick play - a flea flicker - during the teams' first meeting in September, he said: "There won't be any tricks this time. You best believe that." ... The Redskins will be trying to sweep Dallas for the first time since 1995 and the third time overall. The Cowboys have swept the Redskins 14 times.

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That replacement game like ½ of the cowboys came back for that game.. a few skins and we still beat em, what what :)

That was such a great game! I remember the Cowboys had players like Randy White, Danny White and Hershel Walker cross the picket line and still the Replacement Redskins went into Big D and pulled off the upset! :notworthy

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