It took until Week 10 of the 2018 NFL season

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It took until Week 10 of the 2018 NFL season

Postby chenyan94 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:47 pm , but the Dallas Cowboys all-time leader in receiving touchdowns officially has a new home. Dez Bryant is joining the New Orleans Saints.Word broke just before the Cowboys kicked off against the Tennessee Titans on Monday night that Dez would be working out for New Orleans on Tuesday. It seems that Sean Payton and Co. liked what they saw and are wanting to pair Dez with Michael Thomas. That certainly sounds quite interesting on paper.Dez is immediately joining one of the better teams in the NFC and one of the favorites to play in and win the Super Bowl. Not only will he have an elite receiver across from him in Thomas and fantastic offensive mind in charge of things in Payton, but Dez is going to get to play with quarterback Drew Brees. It will be interesting to watch.As Cowboys fans we’ll actually get to watch it in person in just a few weeks. Dallas hosts New Orleans seven days after Thanksgiving when they play on Thursday Night Football on November 29th (the same night Gil Brandt will go into the Ring of Honor). This game will actually come on almost the one-year anniversary of Dez breaking the receiving touchdowns record as he did it last season against the Washington Redskins on TNF.Dez Bryant is going to walk into AT&T Stadium with an offense that is significantly better than the one the Cowboys have in every single capacity in just a few weeks. Considering all of the lashing out he’s done at his former team since being released by them it stands to reason that he’s going to want to make an impact. An already tough game for the Cowboys was just made all the more difficult, and all the more emotional. It’s rivalry week and it comes at a good time as the Dallas Cowboys will be hosting the Washington Redskins on Thanksgiving.Washington is obviously one of three NFC East division rivals for the Cowboys, but we were curious who you think the biggest rivals of America’s Team are. There are a few options.A lot of this depends on your age. If you’ve been around for a while you might consider the Redskins as the ultimate rival for Dallas, newer generations might feel it’s the Green Bay Packers after the last few playoff losses. SB Nation’s FanPulse tool allows us to poll users on questions like this (sign up here if you want to participate!) and the answers are in. Cowboys fans generally view the Eagles as their top rival. The Giants are last. Washington still comes in second as far as Cowboys rivals which will definitely make Thanksgiving all the more fun. Again, Green Bay isn’t exactly a new rival of the Cowboys as there’s tons of history there Dallas Cowboys Customized Jerseys , but the last four years certainly haven’t helped that cause.These games mean more. It’s why the win in Philadelphia a few weeks back was so sweet. The Eagles have literally never defeated the Cowboys while a Super Bowl banner hangs in their stadium. This is a fact and will be one for some time, but is that sentiment returned? How do NFC East teams rank their rivals and where do the Cowboys rank for them?The entire NFC East is obsessed with the Cowboys and rank them as their top rivalMariah Carey has a song called “Obsessed” and it might as well be the anthem of the Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants, and Washington Redskins when it comes to the Cowboys. Each fan base ranked America’s Team as their top and undisputed rival. Grid View The NFC East is really only obsessed with the Cowboys primarily and the Eagles behind them. No more than six percent of a single fan base views the Giants as their top rival and that one was ours. People simply don’t hold that same level of history with them, it seems.While division teams all cited the Cowboys as their top rival there were other teams that listed the Cowboys among their four most-hated teams. Dallas was listed as a rival by nine different teams, tied for first with the New England Patriots among the league. Those other five teams:Arizona CardinalsDetroit LionsHouston TexansMinnesota VikingsNew Orleans SaintsSome of these make sense. Obviously Vikings fans are still sore about Drew Pearson’s Hail Mary Dallas Cowboys T-Shirts , the Texans have little brother syndrome, and the Lions might not exactly be over what DeMarcus Lawrence did to Matthew Stafford in the 2014 wildcard round. Rivalries become what they are for different reasons, but it’s interesting to see who else considers the Cowboys among theirs.Do you agree with the Eagles as the top rival for the Cowboys? How do you feel about the entire division hating us more than anyone else? Rivalries bring out the best, and often worst, in folks after all!
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