Games like this have a different air, a different energy of sorts. The Cowboys defeated the Eagles in the first round this season on their turf and this Sunday Philly will visit AT&T Stadium for the first time since handing the Cowboys the worst loss in the building’s history 13 months ago.
With games like this sometimes the trash talk jumps up a level. As noted, this rivalry runs deep. Eagles linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill took to an open microphone on Wednesday and let his thoughts on the Cowboys be known. He called them chokers.
No one is going to sit and tell you that the Cowboys haven’t lost a big game before. They obviously have. Every team has. Dallas has definitely let their fans down on more than one occasion, but the thing is, so has Kamu specifically. In fact, he did it the last time he faced the Cowboys.
You’ll remember early on when the Cowboys were in Philadelphia that Dak Prescott threw a not so good pass (no doubt about that). It went right to the hands of Kamu Grugier-Hill but he managed to bobble it and not catch it. I’m not an expert or anything, but this looks an awful lot like Kamu “choking.”
It’s funny how Kamu used that word specifically to insult the Cowboys when it was just a week ago that they used it themselves as a rallying cry of sorts. DeMarcus Lawrence proclaimed that Dallas was going to “choke out” the New Orleans Saints and they wound up holding Drew Brees and Co. to 176 total offensive yards and 10 points. Choking is kind of good around here, as weird as that sounds.
Trash talking is a bold idea when it comes to rivalries like this. Think back to earlier in the season when New York Giants safety Landon Collins challenged Dak Prescott (who did throw a horrible pass up above but we’re focusing on positives!). His team lost. So did Jason Kelce’s (that happens to be the Eagles as well) in the game that Kamu choked after Kelce’s choice words concerning Cowboys fans. Whoops.
All Kamu is doing is giving the Cowboys, who have an opportunity to all but end the NFC East race on Sunday, more bulletin board material. He might have forgotten that they just completely dominated the Saints (the same Saints who hung 48 points on Kamu’s squad).
Sunday will be fun.