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Cowboys' Memories of Seattle Keep Them Sleepless



    Cowboys' Memories of Seattle Keep Them Sleepless
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    ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 28: Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys walks off the field after beating the New Orleans Saints at AT&T Stadium on September 28, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

    The last time it happened gas was $2.10 per gallon, the Expos were in Montreal, we were saying goodbye to Friends and hello to Napoleon Dynamite.

    The year was 2004, and it was the last time the Cowboys won a football game in Seattle.

    Bad memories linger in the otherwise beautiful Pacific Northwest. Charlie Waters tore up a knee in the old Kingdome. And of course Tony Romo once infamously bobbled a snap to spoil a playoff game-winning field goal.

    The losing streak is only three games, but stretches a decade. Last victory for the Cowboys at the Seahawks – Dec. 6, 2004 – occurred on a crazy Monday night when Keyshawn Johnson and Julius Jones scored touchdowns in the final 1:45 for a 43-39 victory. Jason Witten is the only current Cowboy to play in that game, which was quarterbacked by Vinny Testaverde and coached by Bill Parcells.

    Despite starting the season 4-1, the Cowboys are 8-point underdogs to the defending Super Bowl champs on Sunday.

    A look at the cities with the longest current droughts without a Cowboys’ victory:

       Baltimore, Jacksonville    Never        

       New England                     1987

       Denver                               1992

       Oakland, Minnesota          1995

       Pittsburgh                          1997


    A native Texan who was born in Duncanville and graduated from UT-Arlington, Richie Whitt has been a mainstay in the Metroplex media since 1986. He’s held prominent roles on all media platforms including newspaper (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Observer), radio (105.3 The Fan) and TV (co-host on TXA 21 and numerous guest appearances, including NBC 5). He currently lives in McKinney with his wife, Sybil, and two very spoiled dogs.