Jason Kelce is in his 12th season with the Philadelphia, gearing up to make his 128th consecutive NFL start for the Eagles.
Sunday night at Lincoln Financial Field will mark the 21st game he's played against the Dallas Cowboys, all as an Eagle.
"You feel it right away from the fan base," the 34-year-old four-time first team All-Pro said when asked about the Eagles-Cowboys rivalry on Thursday's 94WIP Morning Show.
"The moment you get here, almost the first thing any Philadelphia fan says to you outside of the stadium, in the stadium—we don't what you do throughout the season, we just care that you beat the Dallas Cowboys. This is such an engrained rivalry that means so much to both fan bases.
Kelce described the two fan bases as polar opposites.
"Two polar opposites that have been in the same division that have played so many meaningful games of football together. You have the Philadelphia fan base which is this extremely localized die hard fan base that is authentic to all of them growing up together in this community and this environment that breeds authenticity," he said. "And you have the Cowboys fan base, which they have that in Dallas, but the majority of the fan base is built on commercialism and all of this pop culture, Lakers, Yankees type fandom that I think is the complete opposite of what the Philadelphia fan base stands for. And also you have the north and the south going into it. You have so many factors and different things that it's led to being almost a game of cultures and values, that I certainly feel and love to represent on the side I am on."
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