The reigning Super Bowl champion New York Giants met the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium on September 5, 2012, to kick off the National Football League's 93rd season. The meeting between these NFC East rivals was the NFL's first regular-season game on a Wednesday in 64 years. The last time they played each other was on October 7, 1948, with the Cowboys defeating their rival 33-0 at Texas Stadium. The Giants went on to win the World Series that year.
There have been many great games over the years including several that were played on Thanksgiving Day. But no game is more important than the one being played today between the Washington Redskins and the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. That's because if the Redskins lose tonight's game, they will go home early from Philly with their tails between their legs after losing for the fourth consecutive year now. But if the Eagles lose, they'll be out of the race for one of the two remaining playoff spots before you know it!
In addition to having one of the best football players of all time in Roger Staubach, the '77 Redskins are always known for their explosive offense that features former University of Miami Hurricanes star Gary Clark and current Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Mark Duper. They've had many other famous players over the years including Darrell Green, Alvin Harper, Kevin Greene, Tony Banks, Donnie Jones, Ricky Watters, and Sean Taylor.
The 2018 National Football League season was the league's 99th (NFL). The NFL season began on September 6, 2018, with the reigning Super Bowl LII champion Philadelphia Eagles defeating the Atlanta Falcons 18-12 in the NFL Kickoff Game. The regular season ended on February 2, 2019, with the Kansas City Chiefs defeating the New England Patriots 41-10 in Super Bowl LIV.
The postseason began on February 5 with the NFC Championship Game between the Rams and Packers. Los Angeles won 21-13 to advance to the NFL Super Bowl LIII against the New England Patriots on February 4, 2020. If the Patriots win, they will be the first team to beat both the Rams and Saints in the same season. If the Saints win, they will be the first team to beat both the Rams and Patriots in the same season.
In addition to these games, there are several other post-season contests including the Divisional Playoffs, Conference Championships, the Super Bowl LIV, and the Pro Bowl. These games are all played within a few days of each other beginning on January 13, the day after the conclusion of the NFL Regular Season.
The most recent NFL season ended with the Patriots winning their fifth championship over the Rams 13-3.
The following is a complete list of all regular season and postseason games between the Dallas Cowboys and the San Francisco 49ers. The two clubs have met 36 times (including seven playoff games), with the Dallas Cowboys winning 18 and the San Francisco 49ers winning 17. They've also tied once before. The first game between these teams was on December 9, 1980, at Texas Stadium in Irving, Texas. The last game was on January 3, 2013, at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California.
These teams will meet for the 89th time on Sunday, October 8, 2014, in Dallas. The match-up was announced by Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on Monday, June 23. It'll be the second time this year that the Cowboys travel to San Francisco; they lost 24-17 at Candlestick Park in March. The two sides have never met during the regular season or playoffs at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
They are 2-0 against each other in the NFL's post-season. The 49ers won 26-16 in 1990 at Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta as Joe Montana broke the thumb on his left hand late in the fourth quarter. Then again in 2001 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego as Jeff Garcia threw four touchdowns passes and Michael Vick had two touchdown runs in a 38-28 NFC Championship Game victory over New York Giants.
The 1970 NFL season was the league's 51st regular season and the first following the AFL-NFL merger. The Baltimore Colts defeated the Dallas Cowboys 16-13 in Super Bowl V at the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida. It was the second time that the Colts had won the game after losing the first three contests by a total of only seven points.
The 1970 season saw many changes to the league's structure as well as its product. The biggest change came with the merger between the American Football League (AFL) and the National Football League (NFL). The two leagues had been competing against each other for many years before the AFL joined the NFL as an equal partner. The merger created a single national football league with increased financial resources that allowed for better players and equipment. It also led to more exciting games as both old rivals Indianapolis Colts vs Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants vs Pittsburgh Steelers became 1 team instead of 2.
Another major change for this year was the addition of two new teams: the Houston Oilers and the Seattle Seahawks. The Oilers were awarded to Houston as part of the AFL-NFL merger while the Seahawks were granted an NFL franchise as a replacement for the San Francisco 49ers who moved to Sacramento as part of their attempt to move to Seattle. Both these teams played their first season in 1971.
The final change for this year was the elimination of several teams through bankruptcy.
Wrigley Field originally held the record for the most NFL games played in a single stadium, with 365 regular season games, but this record was exceeded in September 2003 by Giants Stadium in New Jersey, owing to its dual-occupancy by the New York Giants and New York Jets. Wrigley now holds the record for the most NFL playoff games played at a single venue, with 14.
The Cardinals have played their home games at Wrigley Field since 1960. A deal was reached on August 24, 1959, where the Cardinals would move into Wrigley Field for the 1960 season if owner William Wrigley Jr. agreed to pay them $750,000 over four years. The team has not left since then.
Wrigley Field is owned by an affiliate of the Chicago Cubs organization. The stadium is managed by the Chicago Cubs organization. It is expected that the Cardinals will leave Wrigley Field after the 2019 season when a new ballpark is built across the street from the current site.
In addition to the Cardinals, Wrigley Field has hosted several other National Football League teams during its history. The Chicago Bears played two preseason games at Wrigley Field in 1964 and 1965 before they moved into their own newly constructed stadium, Soldier Field, which opened in 1966. The Bears returned to Wrigley Field in 1980 and 1991.