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Cowboys have history of knocking off undefeateds

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The Cowboys shouldn’t necessarily be intimidated by going to play the undefeated Falcons Sunday.

If anything, the Falcons should be worried, given the Cowboys’ history of picking off the perfect.

According to Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com, the Cowboys have won their last three games against teams which were at least 7-0 at the time.

The current group has been involved in two of those, with Tony Romo leading wins over the 9-0 Colts in 2006 and the 13-0 Saints in 2009.

The other was a 1991 win over the 11-0 Redskins.

Of course, the Cowboys are still reeling from Sunday’s loss to the Giants, making it hard for them to ponder history and whether the Falcons resemble the Saints in terms of what a win could mean.

“I think every game for now is always, ‘We’ve got to win that game,’” DeMarcus Ware said. “We’ve got to find some way to win no matter what because we made so many mistakes in the beginning of the season.

“You’ve got to sort of get over that hump. It’s all about just winning. Winning out. That’s how I feel about the situation.”

If the Cowboys do win, the Falcons can take consolation that those previous three teams the Cowboys handed a first loss to all went on to win the Super Bowl.

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16 Responses to “Cowboys have history of knocking off undefeateds”
  1. fuglyflorio says: Oct 31, 2012 11:37 AM

    This is true. In fact every year the Cowboys are undefeated for a while … but they always find a way to crush their fans’ dreams.

  2. hookem6903 says: Oct 31, 2012 11:45 AM

    How bout 2007 when they got stomped by the Patriots, 48-27?

  3. texansdude says: Oct 31, 2012 11:49 AM

    They also have a long history of losing to the undefeated……and the underdog………and the favorite. The Cowboys should care about history, though. Look at the way Romo is playing; they ARE history!

  4. tindeaux says: Oct 31, 2012 11:50 AM

    the cowboys choked as the chargers. those are dysfunctional organizations.

  5. dirtybirdkert says: Oct 31, 2012 11:55 AM

    The Eagles were also 13-0 after a bye under Andy Reid. We see how that worked out. These useless stats are just that, useless. The birds are going to put the Cowboys, Jerry Jones, and these useless stats in the dirt on Sunday.

  6. sfm073 says: Oct 31, 2012 11:55 AM

    I really hate stats like this. How many current players were on any of those teams? 10 maybe?

  7. tsizzlehotpiss says: Oct 31, 2012 12:01 PM

    They also have a history of losing half their games over the past 15 years.

  8. dutzer36 says: Oct 31, 2012 12:12 PM

    Dirtybirdkert u hit it right on I would say the same thing. And it seems like every week the media needs to find a new statistic that will “prove” that this is the week the falcons lose! Not sayin we go out to prove them wrong but they are just statistics (and in this case a relatively stupid one unlike Reids streak which actually had to do with his great preparation with the added week…) and not another “reason” that a event will happen… As long as your trying to find reasons for us to lose that means where at least doing something right so we love it!

  9. raymondtx says: Oct 31, 2012 12:13 PM

    They are history. Has beens. Should have….could have…would have….

  10. dccowboy says: Oct 31, 2012 12:28 PM

    So the Falcons should throw the game then, right?

  11. jason1980 says: Oct 31, 2012 12:31 PM

    The Falcons have a history of laying a turd in big games. They are not built for the national stage. This game goes to the Cowboys. Of course, I hate them too, almost as much as the Falcons. On the bright side, both teams are irrelevant, since neither will end up in the big dance.

  12. cowpiesnotcowboys says: Oct 31, 2012 12:43 PM

    The Cowboys also have a history of being totally erratic, beating the best and losing to the worst. They went 120-120 over the past 15 seasons, and are 3-4 this year. They have passed through 1-1, 2-2, and 3-3. I believe 4-4 (and eventually 8-8) is their destiny.

  13. metalhead9652 says: Oct 31, 2012 1:05 PM

    “tsizzlehotpiss says:Oct 31, 2012 12:01 PMThey also have a history of losing half their games over the past 15 years.”

    I guess they also have a history of winning half their games over the last 15 years then.

  14. scrp2 says: Oct 31, 2012 1:32 PM

    Tony Romo is a great quarterback. All this talk of a quarterback controversy with Kyle Orton is absolutely ridiculous!

  15. vavikingfan says: Oct 31, 2012 4:12 PM

    You left out how many times they have beaten 1-0 teams. 3 times in 22 years is hardly, by my definition, a history. I guess if I scored 3 times in 22 years that would be considered a history of scoring?

  16. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Oct 31, 2012 10:29 PM

    Two words, “ain’t happening.”

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