It was a spiteful affair the last time the two sides met, at WIN Stadium in Round 24 last year.
A brawl broke out midway through the second half after Dragons centre Matt Cooper resented a facial from James Tamou when the Dragons led 22-18. The Cowboys took the impetus from the ‘fracas’, which saw Daniel Vidot and Ricky Thorby dispatched to the bin, and went on to win 32-22.
Their previous encounter to that, in Round 9 last year, saw Matt Prior become the first player of 2012 sent from the field for a terrible shot on Johnathan Thurston (he was suspended for five games). So there is history between these two sides.