57 Years Of Hatred

By Colten Hagadus

One of the most historic rivalries in the NFL has been between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys.

Their first meeting came on September 30, 1960, with the Eagles coming away with a 27-25 win. The teams play twice per year as they both play in the same division, the NFC East. 117 is the magic number of games played between both franchises, with the Cowboys leading the series 65-52. Jealousy could be a big part of this rivalry as Dallas has won 5 super bowls to Philadelphia’s 0. This is due to to a dynasty taking place in the 90’s featuring legends Troy Aikman and Emmitt Smith, where they won the Big Game 3 times. Their most recent matchup was won by the Eagles as Quarterback Carson Wentz led them to a 37-9 win. This win came without star player Ezekiel Elliott for the Cowboys, who was suspended a few weeks prior. With him, the outcome is most likely more exciting. In the Philadelphia sports market, the week of the Eagles-Cowboys game is known as Dallas Hate Week. Players from both squads state, “We don’t like them and they don’t like us.” Lastly, the rivalry sweetens even more this year when Dallas takes host to the 2018 NFL Draft. This comes after it was held in Philadelphia in 2017, and had one of it’s most profitable outcomes in years. This should be a fun, but hostile rivalry for years to come.

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