Boyd’s 1997 Replay Game 98 (Week 8) Jacksonville at Dallas

The Sky is Falling in Big D

In one of the worst defeats at home in franchise history, the Dallas Cowboys were obliterated by the Jacksonville Jaguars, 38-3, Sunday in front of over 64,000 fans at Texas Stadium.

The worst defeat at home in franchise history was a 44-0 trouncing at the hands of the ’85 Bears, but this was the worst in the Troy Aikman era. The Cowboys’ strength in this era has been their offensive line. Not anymore. The Cowboys rushed for 63 yards and Cowboy QBs were sacked 7 times. The Boys have now lost 3 in a row, and many are pointing at the leadership in Big D.

As for the Jaguars, they are getting hot. After starting the season 1-4, the Jaguars have won two in a row over the NFC East as they trounced the Eagles, 38-10, last week.

With Natrone Means down with an injury, RB James Stewart picked up the slack. He rushed 28 times for 102 yards and 3 TDs. Brunell was 16 of 27 for 277 yards with a TD. Jimmy Smith (an ex-Cowboy) torched his old team with 8 catches for 154 yards and a score. Keenan McCardell caught 6 passes for 99 yards.

The Jaguars will try to keep it rolling as they have a stiff test as they travel to take on the undefeated Steelers. The Cowboys will travel to Philadelphia next week.

1997 Game 98 Stats

Boyd’s 1997 Replay Game 94 (Week 7) – Dallas at Washington

Redskins outshoot the Cowboys

After falling behind 21-10 late in the 3rd quarter, the Washington Redskins went on the warpath in the 4th behind QB Gus Frerotte and the Redskins outgunned the Dallas Cowboys, 24-21, at Jack Kent Cooke Stadium on Monday Night Football.

The Cowboys proved their championship moxie when they scored two TDs in the 3rd Quarter. Troy Aikman hit David LeFleur in the back of the end zone for a 19-yd TD. Then Sherman Williams plunged in on a 3-yd scoring run.

The Boys seemed to have all the momentum until Frerotte started to move the Skins. He hit Larry Bowie for a 34-yd TD pass and then moved the Skins inside the Dallas 5-yd line on a big third down conversion to Leslie Shepherd. Then Terry Allen capped off the comeback with a 4-yd TD run.

Aikman had one more opportunity to move the Boys into position of a field goal to tie the score, but his pass was batted in the air and Darryl Pounds outrebounded a few players to seal the win with a big interception.

The Redskins now take control of the NFC East with a 4-2 record, while the Cowboys have dropped two straight games to even up at 3-3. The Redskins travel to Tennessee next week, while the Cowboys hope to get back on the horse as they host Jacksonville next week.

1997 Game 94 Stats