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Kelce: 'Never appreciated what Cowboys stood for'

Angelo Cataldi and the Morning Team
November 07, 2018 - 8:27 am

Dallas Week is always a big deal in Philadelphia for Eagles fans and it certainly rubs off on the players. 

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Jason Kelce, who has been an Eagle since he was drafted in 2011, admits he does not like what the Cowboys stand for. 

"There's certainly a rivalry there, we play them twice a year," Kelce said of the Cowboys on Wednesday's 94WIP Morning Show. "I would say mostly I just don't think a lot of players, in particular me, just don't really like the franchise, the organization, what is stands for—what it's always stood for. This goes back to the lockout when they were getting replacement players, how outspoken the Dallas Cowboys franchise was in ending that. I've just never really appreciated what the organization—and what its fans really stood for. A lot of fair weather people from across the country that just kind of fell in love because they're winners instead of having any type of emotional connection to the team whatsoever. 

"There's a ton of players they got that I got a lot of respect for, Sean Lee, Travis Frederick—unfortunately is going through some serious health concerns, but he's a tremendous player. I've got some respect for some of their guys, it's most of the organization that you don't like."

Angelo Cataldi also asked Kelce about the team's acquisition of Golden Tate over the bye week. 

"I loved it," Kelce said. "That guy (Tate) has been a tremendous player in this league for a long time. We've been looking to get some help, probably, on offense for awhile. 

"It just gives Carson and this offense something to utilize, another person the defense has to worry about and defend. I think that he's a big time player, he's got a great personality that will probably fit into this city, and I'm excited to work with him."

Kelce and the 4-4 Eagles are 6-point favorites at home on Sunday Night Football against the 3-5 Cowboys this week.