Return to AT&T Stadium Emotional for Jason Hatcher

Jason Hatcher played eight seasons in Dallas before departing for Washington

Longtime Cowboys defensive tackle Jason Hatcher got emotional in his return to Dallas before he ever arrived at AT&T Stadium on Monday night.

When I got in here it felt weird,” Hatcher said after the Redskins 20-17 overtime victory, per the Dallas Morning News. “Driving into the stadium, I replayed, reminisced, all the times I drove into the stadium, I got a little emotional. But at the end of the day I put it behind me. I knew what was at stake. We had to go win a ball game and I was ready to roll.”

Hatcher, who joined the Redskins as a free agent this offseason after eight seasons and a Pro Bowl with the Cowboys, did not record a tackle on Monday night. But he was feeling good after his new team shocked his old team, giving the Redskins their first back-to-back wins of the season.

“Absolutely,” he said. “Coming home and beating the team that you played so long for, but it’s all business. We came here to win the ball game. It wasn’t anything personal like, ‘Ah, I beat you.’ We came here to win the ball game.”

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