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Wildcard Round ‘18: Examining the history between the Cowboys and Seahawks

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Cowboys and Seahawks: A different sort of rivalry.

There are different sort of rivalries that all NFL teams have and the Dallas Cowboys are no exception.

Obviously, you’ve got the division rivalries. Nobody likes the Washington Redskins, New York Giants, or Philadelphia Eagles. We’ll never like them and we’re fine with that reality being the way things work forever.

There are also a few other teams that Cowboys fans aren’t fond of. Squads like the Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers, and Green Bay Packers. There’s history there.

The Seattle Seahawks don’t quite fall into any of these categories but there’s definitely a cosmic sort of connection between them and the Cowboys, at least over the last decade or so. They met in the playoffs following the 2006 season and everybody knows what happened. Tony Romo bobbled it as the Cowboys lost, then Romo proceeded to have a long career and in a twist of fate saw that career end on the very same turf where the bobble occurred in the Pacific Northwest.

Dallas also lost to Seattle on Christmas Eve back in 2017 in an effective playoff game. It ensured the first “meaningless” game of the Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott era, and after the game the following offseason was kicked into overdrive before it ever began when Earl Thomas chased down Jason Garrett imploring him to “go get him” if he had the chance.

There’s something between the Cowboys and Seahawks, so we discussed it all in this week’s video preview on the official BTB YouTube Channel. Subscribe to it right here and let’s add a chapter in this relationship that we don’t cringe at when we look back.