Dateline: Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas – December 19, 2o1o
The Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins played two games in one on Sunday. The first was a blowout, with the Cowboys jumping out to a comfortable, commanding 27–7 lead. The second game was a nailbiter that saw the Redskins, still down by 16 going into the fourth quarter, make an improbable comeback to tie the game, 30–30.
The Cowboys ultimately won the two-in-one game, 33–30.
But I am burying the lead here.
The big story of the day is that I attended my first ever game at the new Cowboys stadium. Well, I was technically in the stadium. My father-in-law and I were in row 11, section 453. We may have been closer to home plate at the nearby Rangers Ballpark than we were to midfield at Cowboys Stadium, but we were in the house, thanks to a wonderful birthday gift from my lovely wife.
Consequently, I am able to file this official bleacher report for the 102nd meeting between one of the NFL’s most storied rivalries.