It is incomprehensible that The Post could recall the great games and great photographs in the Redskins-Cowboys rivalry and yet mention only in passing the 1972 game that sent the Redskins to their first Super Bowl [“A rivalry is renewed,” Sports, Dec. 25].

It was on New Year’s Eve, and the roar from the fans — “We Want Dallas” — and the shaking of RFK Stadium when the Cowboys took the fieldmust have made the Dallas players feel like Christians sent into the Colosseum to face the lions.

James E. Clayton, Arlington

The writer was assistant managing editor for sports from 1972 to 1974.