WRC-98AM Washington DC....President Nixon, Pat Buchanan, Tom Braden, Joe Gibbs. Produced by Tony Keevan
Jan. 22, 1983, NFC Championship Game at RFK Stadium, the Redskins defeated the Cowboys to earn a trip to Super Bowl XVII. Prior to the game the stadium physically shook as a capacity crowd of 54,000 chanted "We Want Dallas!" The game is best remembered for the sack by Dexter Manley that sent Cowboys' quarterback Danny White into the locker room shortly before halftime and defensive tackle Daryl Grant's interception of a Gary Hogeboom pass tipped by Manley to score the decisive points. John Riggins rushed for 140 yards and two touchdowns on 36 carries and the Redskins went on to defeat Miami for their first Super Bowl championship.
Before a sold-out 1983 season opener on Monday Night Football, the Redskins were leading the visiting Cowboys 23--3. Danny White's second half comeback erased the lead and the Cowboys took an improbable 31--30 victory.