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Something old, something new, something borrowed and something ... black?

A Cowboys fan displays her Christmas wish before Sunday’s game against the Raiders at Oakland Alameda County Coliseum on Dec. 17.
A Cowboys fan displays her Christmas wish before Sunday’s game against the Raiders at Oakland Alameda County Coliseum on Dec. 17. rmallison@star-telegram.com

The Dallas Cowboys and Oakland Raiders have two of the most loyal fan bases in sports. The love for their teams runs deep.

So deep, in fact, for one Raiders fan, that it means forcing your fiance to change jerseys.

That’s what happened during the first half Sunday night when the Cowboys were playing the Raiders at Oakland Alameda County Coliseum. A Raiders jersey-wearing man proposed to his Dez Bryant jersey-wearing girlfriend.

After she said yes, he pulled out a Marshawn Lynch jersey that she put on to replace the Cowboys’ jersey. Props to the woman being a good sport in front of the world. Because I’m sure there’s no way in the world that the man would have taken off his Raiders’ jersey.

Anyway, the prime time matchup between the two historic franchises brought out a plethora of wacky fans, including the usual oddballs in the Black Hole, the Raiders’ ultra diehard end zone section.

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Dallas Cowboys fan Cobi Miller, left, poses for photos with Thomas Bannon, aka the “Grim Raider” during a tailgate party before the Cowboys and Oakland Raiders’ game at Oakland Alameda County Coliseum Sunday night. Eric Risberg AP
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