A Philadelphia Eagles star and a Dallas Cowboy on the same team? Yuck!
Football can’t start fast enough. There were no rookie camps, no voluntary or involuntary OTAs, and so far, it appears that training camp won’t resemble anything that we’ve ever seen. If you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan or a fan of the other 31 teams, you’re, no doubt, hoping that the 2020 NFL season goes on without a hitch, but with no on-field practices to dissect, we’re all doing the best we can to find something, anything, to talk about.
How about an All-Pro team? Those always work. Recently, ESPN Staff Writer Mike Triplett pieced together several that were unusual but interesting. In his piece on ultimate all-conference teams that feature current NFL stars, the SEC squad finished second among the Power Five conferences to the Big Ten.
That alone is debatable, but it gets better. Two members of the NFC East made the squad. One is the guy who was voted on the roster as the team’s quarterback, Dak Prescott of the Dallas Cowboys. The other is the Eagles’ best player, defensive tackle Fletcher Cox.
Even in an imaginary world, the mention of an Eagles star on the same team with a Cowboy is enough to send die-hard Eagles fans over the edge. Be honest. How would you feel if you saw Prescott in an Eagles jersey or Cox wearing blue and grey?
The Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys rivalry stretches beyond the field of play.
If you think any of that is a bit excessive, just ask any “Birds” fan in any Fantasy football league. It isn’t impossible to find Eagles fans who won’t put any members of the New York Giants, the Washington Redskins or the Dallas Cowboys on their squad.
Every one of us who plays Fantasy plays to win and maybe it sounds a little petty, but the idea of hoping for a great game from a Cowboy, Redskin, or Giant for any reason is one that’s foreign to “Birds” fans. Rivalries in the NFC East run deep, and thinking of Cox and Prescott on the same team is almost sickening.