Cowboys At Redskins: Sunday’s Game Is As Big As Week 2 Gets

    East hatred is the best hatred in all of sports.

    Yes, better than college rivalries like Duke/North Carolina and better than (sort of) dying baseball rivalries like Red Sox/Yankees. rivalries run deep, and refuse to die in spite of poor play, bad records, or “meaningless” games. While most NFC East trash talk has begun to boil down to “yeah, my favorite team's no good but at least they're not as sorry as yours is,” the fans still live and die on every moment.

    I even voluntarily watched the last week just because I was hoping to see the Eagles fail. That is how important these rivalries are.

    There is no bigger NFC East rivalry than that of the Dallas Cowboys and the Washington Redskins.

    Even the mascot names are juxtaposed and set the stage for hatred, with the Cowboys framed as the “good guys” (depending who you ask) entering Washington looking for blood.

    Since the inception of the in 1960 these two teams have met 112 times, with our Cowboys leading the series with a record of 66-44-2. Only the have seen the Cowboys more than the Redskins, and the Cowboys' 66 wins over the Redskins is the most they have against any opponent in .

    Historically, the Cowboys own the Redskins. More recently, well, the Cowboys still own the Redskins. Winning 10 of the last 15 match-ups the Cowboys even found a way to beat and company with at the helm last season, in a thrilling Monday Night game which I'm “sure” will be remembered in Cowboys lore. Cowboys Headlines - Dallas Cowboys At Washington Redskins: 5 Bold Predictions 3

    Cowboys versus Redskins means something. It always has, and it always will. This is a big game no matter the circumstance. But today, the stakes are even higher than usual.

    After falling at the hands of the at home in the season opener, the Cowboys absolutely cannot afford to drop this game. Not only would it result in the Cowboys being 0-2, but both losses would come against divisional opponents who will almost certainly be in the playoff race this winter.

    On top of that, the New York Giants home game against the today could be a cakewalk, potentially putting the Cowboys 2.5 games back of first place only 2 games into the season.

    I try to be a level-headed, rational fan, but even I will be “freaking out” if this becomes a reality.

    Listen, I understand that it is only game two. I understand that even with a loss, the Cowboys have four divisional games (hopefully all with ) left to climb back atop the standings.

    Regardless, today's game is as big as it gets in week two, and I hope for the Cowboys sake and our sake as fans, that Dallas can come through.

    Kevin Brady
    Kevin Brady
    Die-hard Cowboys fan from the Northeast, so you know I am here to defend the 'boys whenever necessary. Began writing for a WordPress Cowboys Blog, and have been with ITS since 2016.


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