The rivalry between the Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys used to be "to the bone," Redskins Hall of Fame receiver Charley Taylor once told me. "To the marrow."
"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."