The NFC East showdown between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys doesn't need added hype in order to draw viewers' attention, but when new Dallas defensive coordinator Rob Ryan made some controversial comments after a practice, that's exactly what happened.
The Philadelphia Eagles had a "field day" during this year's offseason, signing and trading for several key players, including Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.
Dallas has made some of its own moves as well, including its most publicized move to hire Ryan as its defensive coordinator.
The Ryan brothers are known for their guarantees, rants and complaints, and the Cowboys' Ryan continued that trend when he said, "I don't know if we win the all-hype team, that might have gone to someone else, but we're going to beat their ass when we play them."
Plenty of people and media members are expecting the Cowboys to be contenders this season, so the game played in Week 8 at Philadelphia will not only carry the weight of the controversy in the media, but also the high hopes of two playoff-caliber teams.