Some Eagles & Cowboys Trivia
So, it's Wednesday before "the Game of the Year", as many have dubbed it. Momentum is building for the circus on Sunday. Coming off of last year's 21-20 Monday night embarrassment, the Birds should be even more motivated than ever for this classic division match-up.
Here are some tidbits about the respective franchises...um, for fun:
* The Eagles all-time record against the Cowboys is 40-53.
* The Cowboys franchise was established in 1960 which was (coincidentally?) the last season that the Eagles won a league championship. The Cowboys were 0-11-1 that year (ah, how it would have been nice to see those games) - the Birds beat them 27-25 that year, the difference being 2 blocked extra points.
* In their 46 years, the Cowboys have had 29 winning seasons (and 2 .500 seasons), made the playoffs 27 times, and have been in 8 Super Bowls, winning 5. Between 1966 and 1985, the Cowboys had 20 consecutive winning seasons.
* 9 Hall of Famers:
Troy Aikman (QB 1989-2000)
Tony Dorsett (RB 1977-87)
Tom Landry (Head Coach 1960-88)
Bob Lilly (DT 1961-74)
Mel Renfro (S/CB 1964-77)
Tex Schramm (Pres/GM 1960-89)
Roger Staubach (QB 1964-79)
Randy White (DT 1975-88)
Rayfield Wright (OT 1967-1979)
*The Eagles franchise, as we should all know, was established in 1933 - known as the Frankford Yellow Jackets originally (pretty intimidating!), it was re-named in that year in honor of the symbol of FDR's New Deal.
* The Birds have 9 Division championships, 4 of which have come under Andy Reid. Wow, that's pretty weak for 73 years!
* 14 Hall of Famers:
Chuck Bednarik (1967) - 1949-1962
Bert Bell (1963) - 1933-1940
Bob Brown (2004) - 1964-1968
Mike Ditka (1988) - 1967-1968
Sonny Jurgensen (1983) - 1957-1963
Ollie Matson (1972) 1964-1966
Tommy McDonald (1998) - 1957-1963
Earle "Greasy" Neale (1969) - 1941-1950
Pete Pihos (1970) - 1947-1955
Jim Ringo (1981) - 1964-1967
Norm Van Brocklin (1971) - 1958-1960
Steve Van Buren (1965) - 1944-1951
Reggie White (2006) - 1985-1992
Alex Wojciechowicz (1968) - 1946-1950
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