Collectively speaking, the Dallas Cowboys haven’t had much of an interesting response to Doug Pederson’s comments from earlier this week. As a reminder:
“I know the sky is falling outside. It’s falling. And I get that. And the fans are reeling just a little bit. But we’re going down to Dallas, and our guys are going to be ready to play. And we’re going to win that football game and when we do we’re in first place in the NFC East. We control our own destiny. We’re right where we need to be. Has it been perfect or beautiful or all of that? No. But all we’ve got to do is try to be 1-0 this week, beat the Dallas Cowboys, and we’re in first place. And, listen, they’re reeling, too. They’re struggling, too. They’ve dropped their last three games. So this will be an exciting football game.”
The Cowboys’ response has been pretty tame. That is, until now.
Cowboys been mostly pc on Doug Pederson's guarantee of Eagles win until DE DeMarcus Lawrence talked: "Alright. He’s gotta come here. Tell him to come on. We ready. Can he play the game? He might want to shut his ass up and stay on the sidelines. He can’t play the game for them."— Clarence Hill Jr (@clarencehilljr) October 18, 2019
There’s some bulletin-board material for the Eagles.
On that topic, Lawrence already provided the Eagles with some extra motivation earlier this year. You may have forgotten that Lawrence took a shot at Carson Wentz after the Eagles signed their starting quarterback to a contract extension earlier this year:
The richer they get, the better it feels when we humble they a**.— DeMarcus Lawrence (@TankLawrence) June 7, 2019
The Eagles will have a chance to both prove Pederson right and humble Lawrence — who has zero career sacks in nine career games against Philadelphia — on national television this Sunday evening.