Eagles-Cowboys week is here and the back-and-forth banter has already begun. Just not like you’d expect.
Following the Cowboys getting dominated in a loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, the one and only Howard Eskin fired off a tweet about the game.
The #cowboys have real problems as we saw in loss to #falcons. Without RB Zeke Elliott QB Dak Prescott is not that special. As it turns out Jerry Jones should have let Elliott take his suspension early in the season. #eagles next Sunday night. @SportsRadioWIP— Howard Eskin (@howardeskin) November 13, 2017
Howard’s not wrong: Dak Prescott didn’t look very good against Atlanta. Dak went 20/30 for a mere 176 yards (5.6 average), zero touchdowns, zero interceptions, and a 82.1 passer rating. He did run for a touchdown, yes, but he also committed two turnovers by fumbling twice.
You can make excuses that Prescott didn’t have his left tackle (Tyron Smith) and his best running back (Ezekiel Elliott), but he was bad any way you slice it. Besides, Carson Wentz is also missing a number of key players but that hasn’t stopped him from being an MVP candidate.
This didn’t stop Cowboys wide receiver Cole Beasley from chiming in.
This is the dumbest shit I've ever heard. Dak is that dude. https://t.co/bnlUlYsWkV— Cole Beasley (@Bease11) November 13, 2017
I didn't know the dude was from philly. Don't care honestly. Nobody is about to discredit my quarterback who has done nothin but ball since he stepped through the door.— Cole Beasley (@Bease11) November 13, 2017
Look, I totally understand a player wanting to show support for his teammate. Especially his quarterback.
But this comes off as Beasley having thin skin. It’d be one thing if, say, another NFL player was trashing Dak. But, with all due respect to Howard, this is just commentary from a reporter. Beasley shouldn’t be concerned with Eskin’s opinion.
King fired back at Beasley on Monday morning.
If Dak is that Dude he should be better at feeling the pressure and reading the pressure. Easy to give him a pass because of OL injury. Prescott not same QB without running game. The #cowboys got SMOKED by an ordinary #Falcons team. See ya next week @SportsRadioWIP https://t.co/OczQT8YiOU— Howard Eskin (@howardeskin) November 13, 2017
Again, Prescott was legitimately bad on Sunday. Watch for yourself below.
Today was opening day for The Dak Show and the reviews are in, it was certified rotten. pic.twitter.com/NN4JuCUWYk— Kyle (@IgglesNest) November 13, 2017
Eagles-Cowboys week is just getting started. Sunday night’s game is going to be a fun one.