WFT Brings Own Benches to Eagles Game After Cowboys Brought Theirs to Washington

Adam WellsDecember 21, 2021

Washington Football Team helmets on display before an NFL preseason football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Friday, Aug. 20, 2021 in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Daniel Kucin Jr.)
AP Photo/Daniel Kucin Jr.

One week after the Dallas Cowboys had custom-made benches shipped to FedEx Field, the Washington Football Team is following their lead for Tuesday's game. 

The Football Team had heated benches shipped to Lincoln Financial Field to use against the Philadelphia Eagles. 

Cody Winstead @CodyWins25

It’s 39 degrees in Philly. The Washington Football Team has their heated benches to combat cold. <a href="https://twitter.com/nflnetwork?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@nflnetwork</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WFT?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#WFT</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Eagles?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Eagles</a> <a href="https://t.co/sRKTFA6SRb">pic.twitter.com/sRKTFA6SRb</a>

Per Mitchell Tischler of NBC Sports Washington, Washington reached out to Dragon Seats last week after the Cowboys game to have heated benches made. 

Tischler noted the Football Team will use these benches for their final three road games against the Eagles, Dallas Cowboys (Dec. 26) and New York Giants (Jan. 9). 

When the Cowboys had benches shipped to FedEx Field for the Dec. 12 game against Washington, it generated some buzz as a new element in the rivalry between the NFC East foes. 

Mitchell Tischler @Mitch_Tischler

As if the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Cowboys?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Cowboys</a> couldn’t be any more contemptible, they flew in their own sideline benches for the game … first time and only team that’s ever done that at FedEx … wild <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WashingtonFootball?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#WashingtonFootball</a> <a href="https://t.co/Qu46kPmP5P">pic.twitter.com/Qu46kPmP5P</a>

The actual story isn't as dramatic as that, unfortunately.

ESPN's Todd Archer reported Dallas was informed by the Seattle Seahawks, who played at Washington on Nov. 29, that the heated benches at FedEx Field were working on-and-off throughout the game. 

Per DragonSeats.com, the company provides heated benches to 19 different NFL teams. The company began making benches for professional football teams in 1999 when the Cleveland Browns started using them on their sidelines at FirstEnergy Stadium. 

Washington plays three of its final four games of the season, including Tuesday's tilt with the Eagles, on the road. It will host Philadelphia at FedEx Field on Jan. 2. 

The Football Team and Eagles are tied in the NFC East standings with identical 6-7 records. The winner of Tuesday's game will move into a three-way tie with the Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints for the final playoff spot in the NFC.