Rivalry Doesn’t Even Begin to Describe It

To some Cowboys fans it doesn’t get much worse than the Washington Redskins, to others its the New York Giants. While those are intense games and definitely rivalries, the Philadelphia Eagles are the team that really boils my blood.

Roy WilliamsI won’t go on and on about the Michael Irvin injury story that broke hearts all over America, although it really is the true root of my hatred. I won’t even talk about the infamous horse collar and Roy Williams slamming Donovan McNabb down to the ground with all his might. Rest assured I won’t mention the name that added fuel to the fire only a few years ago.

All we really have to do is go back 314 days ago when the Philadelphia Eagles crushed our dreams of making the playoffs. We had already beaten them that same season on Monday Night Football in a damn good game for the entire country to witness. All the Cowboys had to do was win and they were in. Unfortunately it never happened, not even close.

I will admit to you right here and now, I cried my eyes out. I’m not afraid to admit it. I guarantee you there were many holes punched in walls and coffee tables smashed, and sure enough even televisions destroyed.

I don’t know how we moved on from that day, but we did.

This Sunday is the day the Cowboys have been waiting for all year long. It has been 44 weeks and 6 days since the most lopsided loss in Cowboys history, oh those haunting numbers, 44-6.

Maybe the Eagles and their lowly fans have that cold day in December of ’08, but the Cowboys still own the Eagles. Sunday will mark the 100th meeting the two NFC East teams, with the Cowboys coming out on top, 55-44.

Hey, not to mention our five Super Bowl victories to their zero. Yeah that’s the die-hard fan pride coming out in me.

It’s going to be a big game that’s for sure. Is the season riding on it? Possibly. The Cowboys and Eagles and Giants are running a tight race to lead the division, leaving the Redskins in the dirt. Every game counts and division match-ups are the toughest games period.

Dallas is riding on a three game winning streak and Tony Romo has won 12 consecutive starts in November.

Cowboys EaglesInterestingly enough the Cowboys have fond memories of playing the Eagles during Week 9 of the season. Back in the glory years on the 90′s, the Cowboys defeated the Eagles back to back in ’92 and ’93. And only two years ago when the Cowboys finished the year 13-3, they defeated the Eagles 38-17. All in all the ‘Boys are 6-2 during Week 9 over the Eagles.

But honestly, the only numbers that will matter Sunday night is the final score when the time clock runs out. Us Cowboy fans know that. We know that statistics are fun and trash talk is inevitable, but in the end anything can happen… any given Sunday.

It won’t be an easy game by any means. Do we have a chance? Hell yeah we do.

I want Tony Romo leading the way, Keith Brooking firing up the ‘D’ and DeMarcus Ware looking to catch up on his sacks. Miles Austin will be truly tested and Roy Williams definitely has something to prove. Jason Witten is due for a major breakout game as well. Be confident but stay focused.

So get ready for the Sunday night show, fasten your seat belts its going to be a wild ride!

And one last thing, a message to all the Eagle fans out there – Payback is a bitch!

Comments
  1. nate

    i am so with ya and i love the last line, kelly. this mean streak needs to come out more often. i vote for kelly as a pass rush specialist in rivalry games…who’s with me?!!!GO COWBOYS!!!

    • ~lin

      WHOOOOAaaaaaa YEA!!! I’m in brother! (+_/) GETTIN’ MY GAME FACE ON!!!

    • Raina

      Hell Yeah!

  2. Tanya

    I hate any team that comes out of Philly. The stupid Giants could not take the Eagles down last week. So I’m hoping the Cowboys can kill the Eagles tomorrow night. From everything you wrote, this game is in the Cowboys’ favor. So go get ‘em.

  3. Can’t wait to watch this game. Reading this blog is getting me more pumped up for it! Crush dem dirty birds!

  4. Rob V.

    Nice job on the 44 weeks and 6 days Kelly. Hey! You forgot to mention the Buddy Ryan days and the bounty bowl.

    • nate

      lmao…buddy ryan and his fat butt…when jimmy johnson said that i almost peed…

    • Raina

      Rob I forgot about Buddy Ryan! OMG! Now I am just PISSED all over again! That is when I started HATING the Eagles. Thanks Rob! I need a nerve pill! lol

  5. Dan

    Great read!!! The 1st few sentences were as if I was reading my EXACT feelings to my self

    God I HATE Philthydelphia

    • ~lin

      DITTO!

  6. Mary Lou Herrera

    Crush the feagles COWBOYS!!! You have the potential to beat .Let’s Go!!!GO COWBOYS!!! Revenge is sweet!!!

  7. Full Metal Black

    The rivalary with Eagles right now is our biggest rivals. Our nemesis!!!! The Redskins v. Cowboys is still our deepest but since the late 90′s the Eagles have been the thorn in our side! LETS KILL’M!

  8. ~lin

    Ooooooooooooooo….Mu-fa-sa! Grrrrrrrrrr! Totally relate Kelly! Couldn’t have said it any better!!!! NICE JOB! ~lin ;)

    • Raina

      lin u crack me up!

  9. Raina

    Thanks Kelly for lighting a fire under me! I was already nervous now JUST PISSED! Great Great Blog Missy!

  10. irvin ross jr

    FIRST THANK GOD FOR THAT VICTORY IT SHOULD GIVE THE BOYS A SPARK AND ROY DID GOOD I LOVE HIS SILLY FIRST DOWN CELEBRATION GO AUSTIN WADE SHOWING EMOTION THEY NEED TO STOP LOOKING FOR A KILL SHOT ALL THE TIME AUSTIN WONT SCORE ON EVERY CATCH THEY NEED TO WORK ON DRIVIN THE BALL GET THE RUNNING GAME GOING AND STAY HEALTHY TO CLOSE IT OFF I FEEL IT LIKE WARE SAID THEY GOTTA SHOW ME THO SO GO GET THAT RING BOYS YOU SHINING AND LADY THIS WAS A DAM GOOD ARTICLE YOU DONE TYPED UP

    • Thank you! And Happy Birthday – GO COWBOYS!

  11. irvin ross jr

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME TODAY MY BDAY BUT IM SAD I NEED A HEART TRANSPLANT MY HEART GETTING WEAKER WELL HOPE THE BOYS GET ONE MORE BEFORE I GO ON HOME TO GRACE