The Eagles versus Cowboys rivalry might be one of the NFL's worst kept secrets. And it's not just limited to the fans. The players also get involved. A few Eagles players about their disdain for the Cowboys leading up to this week's big game in Dallas. Starting nose tackle Bennie Logan revealed his thoughts on the Eagles' rivals via CBS Philly:
"They just whine and complain about everything," Logan said. "Shut up and play ball. I’m gonna hit you hard every snap. Stop complaining about this and this. That just bugs me. You’re a man. It’s football. Shut up and get hit and take it like a man."
You may remember Logan talking a little bit of trash prior to the Eagles-Cowboys game on Thanksgiving last season. While everyone around the NFL was going out of their way to praise the Cowboys' offensive line, Logan called them "nothing special."
Logan wasn't the only Eagles player to weigh in. Rookie cornerback Eric Rowe, who is new to the rivalry, echoed Logan's sentiment about how the Cowboys complain a lot.
"From the last game, I saw at least on the offensive side, a lot of them cried a lot," Rowe explained. "They also want a lot of penalties. I saw Jason Witten, every time he was covered he looked for a flag and complained and pointed at the ref. Couple of the receivers were looking at the refs looking for PI [pass interference]. Cry babies? Well, yeah if you want to put it like that."
Rowe isn't wrong. Here's at least one example of Witten calling for a flag after his legs got tangled with Walter Thurmond, which isn't a penalty.
Despite their in-game antics, Cowboys players didn't have much to complain about after that Week 2 game since they beat Philadelphia by a final score of 20 to 10. Now it's up to the Eagles to leave Dallas with a win this time around.