"The Redskins-Cowboys rivalry was down to the bone, down to the marrow," he said. "I'm from Grand Prairie, just outside of Dallas, and my mom would get threatening phone calls when we played the Cowboys. It was an intense series, because about half of our ballclub was from Texas, so it was like a homecoming, with all the family and friends in the stadium when we played there. All the guys from Texas had to produce because we had to live down there in the offseason."
Redskins Hall of Fame wide receiver Charley Taylor once told me it was a blood feud game because so many of the Redskins players were from Texas.