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The Dallas Cowboys will officially have a newly-named NFC East rival in 2020

A new chapter is being written in the NFC East.

NFL: Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Cowboys play in the NFL’s most storied division, and the rivalries within it are ones that have likely led you to an argument with someone at one point or another.

As a whole the NFC East is without question the most successful division in the NFL as it is the only one in which all four teams have won the Super Bowl. Collectively the NFC East boasts 13 total world championships, five of them belonging to America’s Team.

You have likely seen that a part of this division could be changing soon and on Monday that became official. Starting in 2020 the Dallas Cowboys will play their division games against the Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants, and Washington to-be-determined.

The Washington football franchise is officially changing their name

As noted, on Monday it was announced by the Washington football franchise that they will be changing their name starting this season. In terms of recent developments this has happened rather quickly and given the proximity to the scheduled start of the season it makes sense that the organization would have a new nickname rather soon.

The Dallas Cowboys played many a game against Washington under their old nickname and will play plenty against them under their new one. Interestingly, the last game that Washington will have ever played under their old nickname was a 47-16 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 17 of last season.

Here in 2020 we are entering the fifth year of the era that began in 2016 with Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott. In that timeframe, the Cowboys lost only once to Washington, a road contest in 2018 that was actually the final game that the team played before trading for Amari Cooper.

Dallas leads the overall series with Washington 73-45-2 and are currently scheduled to play their traditional Thanksgiving game against them. Names like the Redwolves, Redtails, and Warriors have all been suggested as new nicknames for the organization (with the color scheme staying the same), it makes sense that the franchise would keep a nickname beginning with the letter “R” so as to use their alternative logo and traditional fight song.

What do you think Washington’s new name will be?

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