Heading into the 1972 season, the Cowboys were Super Bowl champs
and the Redskins hadn't won an NFL title since the '40s. Yet
Washington coach George Allen proclaimed, "This is the year
Dallas falls from grace." The Skins backed up Allen--and went to
their first Super Bowl--by beating their archrival Cowboys 26-3
in the NFC title game behind two TD passes from Billy Kilmer to
TWO COLOR PHOTOS: WALTER IOOSS JR. (ALLEN; KILMER) ALLEN WAS RIDING HIGH AFTER HIS PREDICTION CAME TRUE AND QB KILMERLED A ROUT OF DALLAS.