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McNabb, T.O. provide compelling backdrop to prime-time showdown

In a weekend full of rivalry games, the Monday night matchup between the Eagles and Cowboys -- thanks largely to the McNabb vs. T.O. backdrop -- is clearly the headliner, writes John Clayton.

Originally Published: September 11, 2008
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Welcome to Rivalry Weekend in the NFL.

It doesn't get better than Eagles-Cowboys, Steelers-Browns and Jets-Patriots. Tom Brady's absence thanks to season-ending knee injury will bring the Patriots closer to their AFC East rivals. The Jets, who acquired Brett Favre on a wild-card whim, suddenly find themselves playing for the division title.

The top Week 2 matchup, though, is on Monday night (ESPN, 8:30 ET). The Cowboys and Eagles probably were the most impressive teams ...

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