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Something Special: A Lot of Marbles

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The undefeated 1991 Washington Redskins face their stiffest challenge yet - a young, talented Dallas Cowboys team trying to stay in the playoff picture.

Emmitt Smith #22

Getting to 11-0 was a lot of fun, but playtime was over.

If the 1991 Redskins were going to finish undefeated, the last remaining major roadblock would be their arch-rival Dallas Cowboys.

Coached by Jimmy Johnson and led by Emmitt Smith, Troy Aikman, Michael Irvin, and rookies Russell Maryland and Erik Williams, the Cowboys looked to upend Washington at RFK Stadium.

It wouldn’t be easy.

It was the biggest game in the NFL that week. John Madden. Pat Summerall. Redskins. Cowboys. A perfect fall afternoon at RFK.

What more could you want?

The full story of this classic game can be heard in the player. Prior episodes are linked below the player.

Episode 1: Laying the Groundwork

Episode 2: Putting Romeo and Juliet to Shame

Episode 3: Why Did You Wait So Long?

Episode 4: A Long Time Coming

Episode 5: Keeping the Dream Alive

Programming note - Due to the Redskins’ game on Thursday, “Something Special” will be off next week, and will resume the week after Thanksgiving.