Gruden: Rivalry Gives Meaning to Sunday’s Cowboys-Redskins Game

From about any angle, Sunday's matchup between the Cowboys and Redskins looks like a meaningless game

Ashley Reyes

Sunday’s matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins sure looks like a meaningless game.

There are no playoff implications, as the Redskins already have the NFC East title locked up, and the Tony Romo-less, 4-11 Cowboys would actually be better served losing. But Redskins head coach Jay Gruden would contend that no Cowboys-Redskins game is truly meaningless, because the two sides hate each other so much.

"If you sign up to coach the Washington Redskins, you automatically have a hatred for the Dallas Cowboys, that's for sure," Gruden said, per the Dallas Morning News. "It's a big time rivalry. There's a lot of respect there but you take this game very seriously because I know our fans do and I know our ownership does and everybody that wears Redskins colors, they really want this football game. 

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“Whatever the situation, whatever is at stake, it's a big game for a lot of people and we take it very seriously.”

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