Since 2007, the NFL has had a team lose its first two games in the regular season 75 times. Only seven of those teams have gone on to make the playoffs. Sunday afternoon in Landover, Maryland, the Dallas Cowboys will try to avoid their first 0-2 start since 2010.
“Any time you play the Redskins it’s a huge game,” Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee said. “We know it’s a very big game for us.”
A loss to the Redskins would also be a second against an NFC East rival in the young 2016 season. A victory could increase the confidence of a team that is trying to prove 2015’s 4-12 record was an aberration.
“I think that’s part of the process of moving forward,” tight end Jason Witten said. “It’s one game, you have to evaluate it and get better.”
The Cowboys have won four straight games in FedEx Field against the Redskins, including a 19-16 win in December of 2015. Sunday's game kicks off at noon central time.