Thursday, March 5, 2015

Eagles-Cowboys on Equal Footing

This will be the 13th time the Eagles and Cowboys will meet with the same records heading into the contest.

Eagles-Cowboys on Equal Footing

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo runs for a first down past Eagles outside linebacker Mychal Kendricks. (LM Otero/AP file photo)
Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo runs for a first down past Eagles outside linebacker Mychal Kendricks. (LM Otero/AP file photo)

Sunday's game will mark the 15th time in the Eagles-Cowboys series that both teams enter the game with the same record.

The home team is just 7-7 in the 14 previous meetings. Dallas has won nine of the those contests, including the last three. 

The teams have also met in Week 1 four times (both 0-0), with the Cowboys winning three, although the Birds took the last of those, 41-14, at Texas Stadium in 2000.

The scores (*won NFC East):

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       Final Records
 Year  W-L  Final Score
 (Home in CAPS)
 Eagles  Cowboys
 2012  3-5  Cowboys 38, EAGLES 23  4-12  8-8
 2009  5-2  Cowboys 20, EAGLES 16  11-5  11-5*
 2008  1-0  COWBOYS 41, Eagles 37  9-6-1  9-7
 2002  1-1  EAGLES 44, Cowboys 13  12-4*  5-11
 1997  1-1  COWBOYS 21, Eagles 20  6-9-1  6-10
 1994  4-1  COWBOYS 24, Eagles 13  7-9  12-4*
 1993  4-2  Cowboys 23, EAGLES 10  8-8  12-4*
 1992  3-0  EAGLES 31, Cowboys 7  11-5  13-3*
 1991  9-5  Cowboys 25, EAGLES 13  10-6  11-5
 1991  1-1  Eagles 24, COWBOYS 0  10-6  11-5
 1984  1-1  COWBOYS 23, Eagles 17  6-9-1  9-7
 1980  5-1  EAGLES 17, Cowboys 10  12-4*  12-4
 1965  4-7  Cowboys 21, EAGLES 19  5-9  7-7
 1960  0-1  Eagles 27, COWBOYS 25  10-2  0-11-1
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