The rivalry dates back to the AFL days, when the Chiefs were the AFL's Dallas Texans and the NFL's Cowboys entered the market.
As Chiefs fans know, the team’s founder Lamar Hunt moved his Dallas Texans to Kansas City in 1963 and renamed the team to the Chiefs.
Kansas City is 3-6 all-time versus the Cowboys and 2-1 in games played at Arrowhead Stadium. Not surprisingly, Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt wants nothing more than to start the season off at home with a win.
“We’re very excited to open the 2013 season at home against the Dallas Cowboys,” Hunt noted. “We don’t get to play them every year, so anytime we do play them, it’s a very big deal. In addition, to have this game be our home opener is very special. We are going to have a jam-packed house on Sunday and I can’t think of a better team that I would rather the Chiefs beat, to go to 2-0, than the Dallas Cowboys.”
- Since 2010, Chiefs QB
- With four receptions at Jacksonville, WR
- In Week 1, LB
- Kansas City held Jacksonville to just two points in Sunday’s contest. It marks the 22nd time in team history that the Chiefs have held opponents to two or fewer points.
- The Chiefs lead the league in total defense, allowing just 178.0 yards per game through Week 1.
- Chiefs and Cowboy Connections: Chiefs TE
Records to Watch
- LB Justin Houston has 18.5 sacks in three seasons to rank 12th in club history for most sacks. He needs five more sacks to pass Dan Williams (23.0) for 11th place in team history.
On This Day
On September 15th in 1949, “Lone Ranger” premiered on ABC; in 1991, the US Women’s Gymnastics team won the first World Championships medal and in 2000, the opening ceremony of the XXVII Olympics occurred in Sydney, Australia.
Former Chiefs player Will Shields (41) celebrates his birthday on Sunday, along with Prince Harry (28), Tommy Lee Jones (66) and Tom Hardy (35).