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'Jim Zorn Show': Redskins-Cowboys Rivalry Up Close


Jim Zorn may have grown up on the West Coast and spent the bulk of his NFL career as a player and coach in Seattle, but he is well aware of the Redskins-Cowboys rivalry.

He said his first memory of the rivalry is when Clint Longley threw a 50-yard touchdown pass to Drew Pearson to beat the Redskins on Thanksgiving Day in 1974.

"I knew that play was going to be remembered for a lot of years to come," said Zorn, who was a college quarterback at Cal Poly Pomona at the time.

Now Zorn is head coach of the Redskins and he sees the rivalry up close and personal.

In his first outing last year against Dallas, Zorn's Redskins defeated the Cowboys 26-24 at Texas Stadium. He lost the rematch 14-10 at FedExField.

This Sunday, Zorn leads the 3-6 Redskins into the new Cowboys Stadium.

Zorn discussed the Redskins' preparations during Dallas Week in his appearance on "The Jim Zorn Show," which airs on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC-WRC 4. The show is hosted by Dan Hellie and Larry Weisman.

Last Sunday, the Redskins' offense produced its best showing of the season in a 27-17 win over the Denver Broncos.

Zorn pointed to ball possession as a key. The Redskins did not have any turnovers and won the time of possession battle by a 35:43-to-24:17 margin.

"One of the major keys from last week that I hope carries over this week is that ball possession. When we take care of the football, and don't turn it over, good things can happen," Zorn said.

Zorn praised the makeshift offensive line and said he would use the same starting five from last week. Due to injuries, the Redskins have started five different lineups on the offensive line.

This week's edition of "The Jim Zorn Show" also includes a Wired Up segment with special teams coordinator Danny Smith and a chalk talk session on running trick plays.

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