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Cowboys vs Commanders: New Name for Old Rivalry

After two years of waiting, Washington's finally decided on a new name for its football team. They are now known as the Commanders effective immediately, beginning a new era in their longstanding with the and the rest of the .

Two years ago, decades of public backlash regarding the name “Redskins” led to Washington finally discarding it's historic moniker. They've operated the last two seasons as simply the Washington Football Team.

Washington will retain it's tradition red and yellow as the primary team colors.

Dallas and Washington have been grouped together since 1961, only the Cowboys' second season after becoming an NFL franchise. Though battles with the Eagles and Giants for division dominance have been more common in the modern era, it's always nostalgic when the Cowboys cross paths with Washington.

Those games will now have a new marquee; Cowboys versus Commanders. But with Dan Snyder still running the show, hopefully Washington continues to have the same old results.

Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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