Snyder one-ups Jones, again

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For all of the Redskins’ mediocrity during their decade of Dan Snyder’s ownership, Washington’s owner still likes to crow that he achieved something his buddy, Jerry Jones, hasn’t during that span: a playoff victory.

In fact, Snyder’s Redskins have two playoff triumphs (in 1999 over Detroit and in 2005 at Tampa Bay) while Jones’ Cowboys haven’t won a postseason game since 1996, three years before Snyder took command in Washington.The only NFC team with a longer playoff drought than Dallas is long-downtrodden Detroit, which went 0-16 last year.

Jones’ Cowboys are 14-6 against Snyder’s Redskins (including 6-4 in Washington), but they haven’t won when it counted since the 1991-96 heyday of the Three Amigos.

However, Jones will soon have something that Snyder craves: a Super Bowl in his stadium. The Cowboys’ as-yet unnamed palace, which opens this season, is the site for Super Bowl XLV in February 2011.

The North Texas Host Committee has already put out a glossy brochure promoting the game. But here’s the kick in the pants for ol ‘Jer. The brochure mentions the words Washington Redskins before Dallas Cowboys! That’s because it’s dedicated to late native Texan/TCU star Sammy Baugh, who was the Redskins’ first superstar and Hall of Famer.

- David Elfin

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David Elfin

David Elfin

David Elfin has been following Washington-area sports teams since the late 1960s. David began his journalism career at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., history) and Syracuse University (M.S., telecommunications). He wrote for the Bulletin (Philadelphia), the Post-Standard (Syracuse) and The Washington Post before coming to The Washington Times in 1986. He has covered colleges, the Orioles ...

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