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Roger Staubach may have fared well in Aurora’s Monday Night Football computerized game, but he only went 6-7 as a starter on the real MNF.
As one of the NFL’s highest profile teams, the Dallas Cowboys were often featured on Monday Night Football. The Cowboys appeared on MNF at least once each year between 1970 and 1988. After returning in 1991, the team has been featured on a Monday each year except 2002.
At 43-31, the team’s total record on Monday Night Football is respectable enough. The Cowboys have won four of their last five games on Monday night, with the only loss coming against the Giants in 2010 when Tony Romo was knocked out for the season after a hard sack in the first half.
Each of the last five games was rather memorable, including the team’s 25-24 come-from-behind win over the Bills in 2007. Here are those games:
Oct. 8, 2007: Dallas 25, Buffalo 24
Sept. 15, 2008: Dallas 41, Philadelphia 37
Sept. 28, 2008: Dallas 21, Carolina 7
Oct. 25, 2010: N.Y. Giants 41, Dallas 35
Sept. 26, 2011: Dallas 18, Washington 16
A few trivial matters:
- Dallas has faced Chicago on Monday Night Football only once, losing at Chicago to open the 1996 season. That marked Deion Sanders‘ first game as a starting receiver. He caught 9 passes for 87 yards.
- The team played on Monday three times before ABC introduced Monday Night Football in 1970. Those games included a 20-13 loss to the Cardinals in1965, a 28-17 loss to the Packers in 1968, and a 25-3 win over the Giants in 1969.
- The most successful starting Dallas quarterback on Monday Night was Troy Aikman, who had a record of 13-9. Danny White went 9-7, while Roger Staubach surprisingly went just 6-7. Tony Romo is now 4-2.
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What happens when one of the leaders in professional sports collides with the leader in women's lingerie?
You get a Victoria's Secret store opening in Cowboys Stadium.
On Monday, the Dallas Cowboys and Victoria's Secret announced that a store will open Monday at Cowboys Stadium before the team takes on the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football.
The store will be a "...
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How genius and G is that.
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