Dallas 27, Washington 21

Tuesday, September 19th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

LANDOVER, Md. – Washington owner Daniel M. Snyder spent the offseason purchasing the best team money can buy.

He added stars Deion Sanders and Bruce Smith, as well as two of the top three players in the college draft to a team that came within a botched field goal of advancing to the NFC Championship game last season.

It didn't matter Monday night.

The Cowboys still own the Redskins.

Dallas upset Washington, 27-21, extending its winning streak over the Redskins to six games. The Redskins led early, 7-0, after a long Champ Bailey punt return set up a Washington touchdown. But from there, it was all Cowboys, who improved to 1-2.

Mr. Snyder has lost to Cowboys owner Jerry Jones three consecutive times, including twice at home. Dallas' victory adds another chapter to the storied annals of the Cowboys-Redskins rivalry.

For the Cowboys, it gives them hope they can advance to the playoffs and still compete for a championship because they defeated one of the NFL's best teams, which the Redskins are supposed to be.

Now, the Redskins – NFC East and Super Bowl favorites – must spend the week answering questions about why they're 1-2.