Dak Prescott has great response to Eagles linebacker’s smack talk
The Philadelphia Eagles got the trash talk started ahead of Sunday’s huge divisional showdown with the Dallas Cowboys courtesy of harsh comments from starting linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill. Dak Prescott reacted to the putdown with a brilliant comeback.
“Who?” Prescott quipped when asked if he had heard what the Eagles linebacker had to say.
Grugier-Hill issued his missive about the Cowboys’ penchant for letdowns in big games Wednesday while talking to reporters.
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“Look at Dallas’ history,” Grugier-Hill said. “They always choke. So we’ll go down there and make them choke.”
Prescott did admit later that he had in fact heard the trash talk, but shared some sage advice from his head coach on the topic.
“You know, coach (Jason) Garrett has a great saying, and I don’t know where he got it from, but winners worry about winning and losers worry about winners,” Prescott said, via The Dallas Morning News. “We’re focused on ourselves in this locker room about what we need to do to get better in each and every phase of this game to be ready for this week.
“We’re not worried about he say, she say.”
Sunday’s showdown between the bitter NFC East rivals could very well determine who emerges with a division championship. The Cowboys, winners of four straight, currently occupy the top spot with a 7-5 record. The Eagles (6-6), meanwhile, have a two-game winning streak of their own and are nipping at the Cowboys’ heels.
With so much on the line, it goes without saying tensions will likely continue to get ratcheted up as the teams near kickoff. Prescott downplayed the importance, though, of any smack-talk shenanigans.
“When you play a team like this, a game like this that means what it means, what somebody says doesn’t add any motivation,” Prescott said.
The Cowboys signal-caller implied it’s the Eagles, not the Cowboys, who require such antics to get pumped up.
“That’s the reason they talk trash,” Prescott said. “It brings attention.
“If that’s what they want, good for them.”