The Dallas Cowboys square off with the New York Giants on Sunday night with a chance to avenge their one and only loss of the season and clinch the NFC East. Considering the nature of the rivalry and all that’s at stake, there’s already plenty of reasons for the two teams not to like one another; however, two of the game’s biggest stars clearly have no problem keeping it cordial.
Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant and Giants receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. have become great friends since Beckham entered the league. But many NFL friendships are put on hiatus when their respective teams are matched up. Communication typically ceases, but that isn’t the case for the two megastar wide receivers.
The two talked on Wednesday night and wished each other well, according to the Dallas Morning News. Not too well, or course, but these two stars from opposing forces are proving that you can be chummy even in the lead-up to a huge game.
“I’m just happy to see him back to going up, snagging passes, being excited,” Beckham said. “They’ve got something special going on over there, and I know he’s very happy to be a part of it.
“I think that’s what makes him the happiest, catching passes and winning games.”
And while that might not sit well with some hardcore fans on both sides, it’s a perfectly normal way to handle a relationship in the midst of a competitive work environment.