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 â€“ NFC East and Super Bowl favorites â€“ must spend the week answering questions about why they're 1-2.