Topic: Top 10 Cowboys-Eagles moments of all-tim

Top 10 Cowboys-Eagles moments of all-tim

Some rivalries take a while to get going, while others start fast before fading into the past. Few rivalries start strong and never cease to lose that intensity and pa sion, but this is the space where the Cowboys-Eagles rivalry lies, as it has been a good one since its first matchup over 60 years ago. The spirit of the rivalry has lived on ahead of this Sunday night, when the Kris Dunn Jersey two bitter NFC East division rivals will square off in a game to decide first place in the NFC East.Both teams are off to surprising starts. The Eagles, led by the play of and the 's seventh-ranked scoring defense, are the NFL's last undefeated team. The Cowboys are just one game behind the Eagles in the standings despite being without for the past four games. Like the Eagles, the Cowboys boast one of the NFL's best defenses, led by linebacker and cornerback .Before Sunday's game, here's a look at the 10 most memorable moments in the Cowboys-Eagles rivalry.The Eagles' existence began in 1933, the same year as the Pittsburgh Pirates (later renamed ) and now-defunct Cincinnati Reds (which became the St. Louis Gunners before ceasing operations after the 1934 season). The franchise blo somed into the NFL's best team following World War II, as the Eagles, led by Hall of Fame running back Steve Van Buren and Hall of Fame defensive end Pete Pihos, lost the 1947 NFL Championship Game before capturing consecutive league titles the Cam Reddish Jersey following two seasons. After a promising 1959 season, Philadelphia was gearing up for another championship run in 1960. The Eagles' roster was flooded with talent that included Hall of Famers in quarterback Norm Van Brocklin, receiver Tommy McDonald and center/linebacker Chuck Bednarik. Philadelphia's roster that season also included Pro Bowlers in end Pete Retzlaff, kicker/tight end Bobby Watson, linebacker Maxie Baughan, and cornerback Tom Brookshier,The Cowboys, an expansion team, were led by Tom Landry, a former Pro Bowl cornerback for the who then served as the team's defensive coordinator from 1954-59. Landry accepted the Cowboys' head coaching position after falling to Johnny Unitas and the Baltimore in consecutive NFL Championship Games that included the epic '58 title game, the first game in NFL history that was decided in overtime.After falling to the Steelers in a hard-fought game in Week 1, the Cowboys weren't expected to give the Eagles much of a fight in Week 2. But despite being heavily out-matched, Dallas, which trailed 13-6 at intermi sion, made it a one-point game in the third quarter on a 75-yard touchdown pa s from Eddie LeBaron to . Clark's touchdown set the stage for a prolific fourth quarter, as each team scored two touchdowns that included Gene Babb's 27-yard pa s from LeBaron that cut the Cowboys' deficit to two points. Unfortunately for the Cowboys, that would stand as the game's final score, as the Eagles held on for a 27-25 victory. After forcing the Eagles to settle for field goals twice in the first half, the Cowboys' defense was unable to mimic that succe s in the second half, with Eagles halfback Billy Ray Barnes scoring both of Philadelphia's fourth quarter touchdowns. Fellow halfback Clarence Peaks led both teams with 68 rushing yards, while McDonald's 16-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter would be his only catch of the game.While the Cowboys would not win a Steve Smith Jersey game that season (finishing 0-11-1 in Landry's first season on the sideline), the Eagles would win their third NFL title after defeating Vince Lombardi and the defending champion in the league championship game. No. 52: 1960 : Greatest Teams on NFL (@NFL) It would be the Eagle's final championship of the 20th century, while Landry's Cowboys eventually blo somed into one of pro football's dominant teams. Landry's Cowboys would go onto lose their first three games against the Eagles, including both of their games against Philadelphia in 1961 by a combined score of 78-20. The Cowboys weren't having much succe s against the rest of the NFL, either, winning just four games during the '61 season after not winning a single game during the franchise's inaugural season.The Cowboys' fortunes started to turn in 1962. After tying the in Week, 1 Dallas lost another hard-fought game to the Steelers before defeating the in Week 3. After losing a competitive game in Cleveland to the mighty , Dallas was feeling good about its prospects of finally beating the Eagles heading into their Week 4 matchup. The Eagles, conversely, were not Skylar Mays Jersey feeling as good after starting the season with three lo ses after failing to succe sfully defend their league title the previous year.Similar to their first matchup, the Cowboys' defense held the Eagles to field goals on their initial scoring drives. Dallas also received another stellar outing from Frank Clarke, who gave the Cowboys a 17-6 lead on an eight-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter. Before the Eagles could catch their breath, Clarke found the end zone again, catching a 57-yard touchdown pa s from quarterback Don Meredith that gave the Cowboys an insurmountable 24-6 lead in the third quarter. After an Eagles' touchdown made it a 15-point game at the start of the fourth quarter, the Cowboys extinguished any hopes of a Philadelphia comeback when Amos Marsh ran the ensuing kickoff back 101 yards to put the Cowboys ahead 34-12. The Eagles' scored again before Mike Gaechter's 100-yard interception return put the Cowboys' first-ever victory over Philadelphia on ice.Philadelphia never recovered from their slow start, as they finished the '62 season with just three wins in what would be the first of four consecutive losing seasons. And while the Cowboys would finish one just game ahead of the Eagles in the standings that season, the seeds of their future championship succe s were just beginning to grow, led by "Mr. Cowboys": defensive tackle Bob Jaylen Adams Jersey Lilly and Meredith, the Cowboys' first superstar quarterback. No. 17: QB Don Meredith: The original Dallas Cowboy: Greatest Characters on NFL (@NFL) While the Eagles posted just one winning season from 1962-1977, the Cowboys had become a juggernaut, winning nine division titles, four NFC championships and two titles during that same span. Dallas had also dominated its matchups with Philadelphia. The Cowboys won 11 straight games over the Eagles from 1967-72 before winning eight straight games in the rivalry from 1974-78. The Cowboys of that era were loaded with talent that included Hall of Famers in quarterback Roger Staubach, receivers Lance Allworth and Bob Hayes, tight end Mike Ditka, running back Tony Dorsett, cornerbacks Herb Adderley and Mel Renfro, and defensive tackle Bob Lilly and Randy "The Manster" White. The Cowboys of that era also included Pro Bowlers in receiver Drew Pearson, running backs Calvin Hill and Duane Thomas, fullback Walt Garrison, tight end Billy Joe Dupree, defensive linemen Ed "Too Tall" Jones and Harvey Martin, linebacker Thomas