Jason Kelce takes brutal shot at Cowboys, team’s fans ahead of showdown
Familiarity breeds contempt, as the old saying goes. One needn’t look any further than some brutal comments made by Jason Kelce to establish both that adage and also how the bitter rivalry between the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys is alive and well.
The Eagles and Cowboys square off on “Sunday Night Football” in Week 10, and Kelce pulled no punches when providing his unflattering perspective on not only the Cowboys organization, but the team’s fans as well.
“There’s certainly a rivalry there, we play them twice a year,” Kelce said of the Cowboys, during an appearance Wednesday on Philly’s 94.1 WIP, as transcribed by CBS Sports. “I would say mostly I just don’t think a lot of players, in particular me, just don’t really like the franchise, the organization, what it stands for — what it’s always stood for. This goes back to the lockout when they were getting replacement players, how outspoken the Dallas Cowboys franchise was in ending that.
“I’ve just never really appreciated what the organization — and what its fans really stood for. A lot of fair weather people from across the country that just kind of fell in love because they’re winners instead of having any type of emotional connection to the team whatsoever.”
Kelce of course is making reference to the Cowboys being reverently referred to as “America’s Team” and how the team has no shortage of fans nationwide. Granted, the Cowboys certainly have fallen on hard time over the past few decades, but the team nevertheless has an intensely loyal, widespread fan base, something that clearly sticks in Kelce’s craw.
That said, Kelce does note he does respect some Cowboys players, specifically Sean Lee and Travis Frederick. Still, the safe assumption is that the outspoken Eagles center really liked what Cowboys legend Troy Aikman had to say this week about the state of the iconic organization.