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Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike McCarthy did not show up with a “Beat Philly,” t-shirt for Friday's press conference but he understands the importance of Monday. “These division games are so important all the way through. Who's the biggest rival, I get it. Been there, done that,” he said. “But this is a very important game because of what the division brings to you. The numbers speak for themselves, the success you have in the division obviously directly relates to your playoff opportunity.”

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Monday's home opener vs. Philadelphia is the first of three straight at AT&T Stadium for the Cowboys with an opportunity to get on a roll. “To have three in a row you definitely want to take advantage of that,” Mike McCarthy said. “At the end of the day these games are so hard to win, especially on the road. And the hardest games are the division games. That is really what our focus is on. I didn't even talk about all three games to our team. We are all about Philadelphia right now.”