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Roger Staubach Last Win – December 16, 1979

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Roger Staubach won his last game on December 16, 1979. The win didn’t come easy. The Dallas Cowboys were playing the Washington Redskins. The ‘Skins needed to win in order to make the playoffs.

Staubach and his Dallas Cowboys let Washington jump out to 17-0 lead early in the second quarter. Then the Cowboys came back and scored three unanswered touchdowns, taking a 21-17 lead into the fourth quarter.

But the Redskins were far from dead. They kicked a field goal and followed that up with two more touchdowns. With 5:21 left in the game, and Washington leading 34-21, much of the Dallas faithful began shuffling toward the exits. Some of those folks got to hear a great finish on their car radios.

With 2:20 left Roger the Dodger hit Ron Springs for a 26-yard touchdown. Then with 39 seconds remaining he caught Tony Hill in the end zone for an eight-yard strike.

Two weeks later Staubach played his last game, a loss in the division championship game to the Los Angeles Rams.


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