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Rams/Cowboys Notes

January 10, 2019

On Saturday night, the Los Angeles Rams and Dallas Cowboys will meet in the NFL playoffs for the ninth time, but first time since 1985.

The teams met in the ‘offs six times in eight seasons from (1973-1980, not meeting in ’74 and ’77) and again in 1983 and 1985.

This will be just the second Saturday playoffs clash between the teams, however, a second straight. They have met six times on a Sunday and once on a Monday (that essentially no longer possible, the Monday meeting in the ’83 wild card round game).

Dallas and L.A. (the teams did not meet in the ‘offs during the 21 years (’95-2015), the Rams were based in St. Louis and Dallas was 15 years from entering the NFL when the Cleveland Rams won the 1945 crown, in their last game representing what was/is called “The Forest City.”

Previous division round games between the two teams have produced great memories and great efforts by such as Drew Pearson, Merlin Olsen and Eric Dickerson.

Another was a Vince Ferragamo to Billy Waddy touchdown pass that gave L.A. the lead to stay, late in the ’79 game. The Rams have won (the last) 3 of the previous 4 division round games.

Click below to view Ferragamo to Waddy in that ’79 tilt, with Vin Scully and George Allen on the CBS telecast.

Ferragamo to Waddy (Rams vs Cowboys 1979 NFC Divisional Playoff Game)

 

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