5 Biggest Week 1 Blowout Wins in Cowboys History

Can we do it against the Giants again?

Michael Irvin helped the Cowboys blow out the Giants by 35 points in Week 1 of the 1995 season in one of their biggest season-opening blowouts.
Michael Irvin helped the Cowboys blow out the Giants by 35 points in Week 1 of the 1995 season in one of their biggest season-opening blowouts. / PAUL BUCK/GettyImages
facebooktwitterreddit
Prev
5 of 5
Next

1. 1968: Cowboys 59, Lions 13 (+46)

The Cowboys set their biggest ever margin of victory in 1966 with a 49-point win, and it wasn't long before they came close to matching that in 1968. And to this day, over 50 years later, this win over the Lions remains the second-biggest blowout in franchise history.

The 1968 season proved to be the final one of Dandy Don Meredith's career, and he started it off with a bang.

Meredith didn't even get to play out a full three quarters because it was such a blowout, but he led the Cowboys to a 38-6 lead.

A 50-yard bomb to Bob Hayes opened the scoring for Dallas, and Meredith also hit Craig Baynham for a first-half touchdown.

The rushing attack did the bulk of the scoring though, as Dan Reeves and Walt Garrison each had 2 touchdowns. Four different Cowboys (Reeves, Garrison, Don Perkins and Baynham) all had 20-plus yards on the ground.

Craig Morton ended up getting plenty of run in the blowout ,adding another touchdown and setting up Garrison’s pair of 1-yard TD runs to really make this a bloodbath.

Honestly this game was kind of two blowouts in one. The 38-6 beating Meredith laid out, followed by the sound 21-7 win Morton led.

And of course because watching 60's highlights is always a blast, check out the recap of the game: