On Thursday, Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott was asked about Grugier-Hill saying the Cowboys “always choke.” His response, via SportsDay:
“Who?’’ Prescott asked.
”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. “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.’’
Ah, yes, the great wisdom of Jason Garrett, who has definitely won a lot of big games. He definitely knows more about winning than, say, a player from the team that won the Super Bowl earlier this year.
I guess it’s fair to ask if Prescott was worried about winning when he guaranteed the Cowboys would win the NFC East in 2017? Which they didn’t.
Anyway, Prescott wasn’t the only person to give their take on Grugier-Hill’s comments. Eagles head coach Doug Pederson had the following to say in a session with Dallas media, via Star-Telegram:
“It’s unfortunate … one guy … I think it’s already bulletin board material so we’re well past that. I have a ton of respect for Jason Garrett and the Dallas organization.” [...] “This has always been a great rivalry. I’ve played in this game before as a player so I know what it’s all about,” he said. “Just like probably every coach in America, high school, college and pro. I talked to the guys every single day about things like that. Sometimes it happens, it’s unfortunate.”
Whether you like Grugier-Hill’s comments or not, the reality is they have no bearing on the outcome of this week’s game. Honestly, this whole situation is only getting a lot of attention because there’s not much else going on with these two teams this week.
Kamu’s comments will look especially dumb if the Eagles lose. At the same time, it’s not like losing to the Cowboys would be much less painful even if he said nothing. On the flip side, it’ll be fun to point to Grugier-Hill being right if the Cowboys do manage to choke this game away — and the NFC East lead with it.
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