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Sunday, December 2, 2012

CSN Washington: Redskins Chronicles: Redskins-Cowboys Rivalry: Why its The Best in The NFC East

I'm sure a lot of other Redskin fans disagree with this but the Redskins-Cowboys rivalry is not the. Best in the NFL, perhaps the second best but the Bears-Packers Rivalry is better and longer and you might. Be able to make a case the Raiders-Broncos rivalry is better then the Redskins-Cowboys and perhaps the Raiders-Chiefs as well. And maybe even the Giants-Eagles as well but the Redskins-Cowboys Rivalry is the best in the NFC East and big reason. Why is that over the years, the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys have been good at the same time. And they play in the same division, which means they play each other at least twice a year every. Year and their games directly effect each other and over the years they've tended to play for the same thing that only one. Team can win every year, which is the NFC East championship and the right to host at least one home playoff game. This rivalry was never better then in the 1970s and 1980s and again why because both franchises were good at the same time. Both franchises made the NFC Playoffs on a regular basis during this period.

You can't have a great rivalry and I would even argue a good rivalry, unless both teams are good, who wants. To see a couple of 3-7 teams play each other, except for the fans of both teams or a 7-3 team play a 3-7 team. Again except for the fans of both teams and except for the last 10-15 years, when both the Redskins and Cowboys have. Slipped into mediocrity, both of these franchises have been good at the same time since the rivalry took off. When George Allen came to Washington and not only make the Redskins a winner but make them champions and. Super Bowl contenders but why has the rivalry slipped in the last 10-15 years, Its not because the. Redskins and Cowboys especially the fans have started disliking each other less or the games are. Now seen as just another game but because the teams haven't been contenders in the NFC for the most part in this time period. Instead of worrying about how are they going to win the NFC and go to the Super Bowl, they are both concern but how to just make the NFC Playoffs.

Again great rivalries have to have two good teams playing each other on a regular basis that don't like. Each other but at least respect the others abilities enough to give that team their best effort into beating them. And winning that game and then winning that game is so important that its a difference in whether those teams. Have a successful season or not and of course the Redskins-Cowboys rivalry is a great historic rivalry but its not what it use to be. Because the teams just haven't been very good in the last 10-15 years, the Redskins have a losing record. In this time period and the Cowboys are about 500, which is why right now as a Redskin fan I've been. Getting up more for the Redskins-Giants games or the Redskins-Eagles game, two other franchises. That the Redskins have great rivalries with, because both of those clubs are where the Redskins want to get back to. Which are champions and contenders.

Just some personal moments of this great historic rivalry, 1982 the NFC Final at RFK Stadium, when. Cowboys QB Danny White drops back to throw the ball and Redskins DE Dexter Manley beats his man overwhelmingly. And literally crushes Danny White into the ground and sacks him so hard he knocks White out of the game. And in the same game when Cowboys backup QB Gary Hogeboom drops back again to throw a pass and Dexter comes around again. And tips Hogeboom's pass into the air and DT Darryl Grant catches it and takes the ball into the end zone for a touchdown. This rivalry is full of moments like that for fans of both teams.