Does Trash Talk Equal Motivation?

Last week the Cowboys beat the Eagles 24-0 in Cowboys Stadium. The reward for their victory? The NFC East Championship and an opening round playoff game. Because of how the seeding in the NFC worked out the Eagles will need to come back to Cowboys Stadium this weekend. So why would the Eagles start talking trash? Well, why would DeSean Jackson talk trash? Is it motivation for the Cowboys? Does trash talk really make it to the bulletin board in teams locker rooms? I know as a fan it makes me hope the Cowboys beat them worse then they did in last weeks game.

Kelly sent me this quote she found from DeSean Jackson earlier this week.

“Got smashed by them cowboys 2daaaaaay sheeeeesh its all good we gonna sting they a$s next week lil buddy.”

Then today I read this comment from Jackson on DallasNews.com.

“them boys are scared of me.”

When asked about his comments Jackson said

“it is what it is.”

“I’m a very competitive person,” Jackson said. “Everyone I play against I feel that way.”

Also reported on DallasNews.com. Mike Jenkins read the comments from Jackson and he responded.

“I’m about to release it to the dogs,” Jenkins said. “I’m about to take it to the secondary and let them boys see”.

“We’ll deal with it on Saturday.”

“It’s all good-natured,” Jenkins said. “You have to make it fun. This is a long season and you have to make something entertaining out of it”.

“We look at it as a challenge.”

“It’s been a lot of talk to about double-covering or triple-covering this guy,” Jenkins said. “I haven’t seen it yet.  We single it up. We call [man] every play. There’s one man on him and we’re just sitting in it. We’re holding our own and that’s pretty much it. We’re holding our own. That’s pretty much it. We’re not doing anything special for him or anybody else.”

Here’s a quote from Rodney Harrison on DallasNews.com. Hey, doesn’t Harrison work with Tony Dungy who said a few weeks ago that the Cowboys had no chance of beating New Orleans?

“I actually picked Philly to go to the Super Bowl. I don’t know how Dallas — with the pressure of them not winning a playoff game in the last decade, all the hype and pressure surrounding them — in back-to-back weeks, can beat Philadelphia, especially with Andy Reid, an experienced coach. Donovan has played in the playoffs and played in a Super Bowl and I flat out think Andy Reid is a better coach. I’m picking Philly to win this game and go all the way to the Super Bowl.”

I’ll finish this post off with a video I found that was mentioned on DallasNews.com and ProFootballTalk.com, but when I followed the link to the Eagles web site I found that the video was removed. I did find it on YouTube. It’s supposed to be someone from the Eagles organization who was on the field before last weeks game. This morning I saw another post on ProFootballTalk.com that had the person who recorded the video apologizing for what he had done.

“As you may have seen, I went too far with my Spudcam video prior to Sunday’s game against the Cowboys,” Spadaro writes.  “Acting alone, and without permission from the Eagles organization, I walked out to the middle of the field at Cowboys Stadium and spit on the Cowboys star, and for that I deeply apologize to the outstanding Cowboys organization and the fine people there, from Jerry Jones to the rest of the team.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZDUYDfFGMI

Comments
  1. NAtt

    That is why I cant stand PHILTY!!!!!!! No class what so ever!…I cant wait for game day saturdat night Jenkins is gonna put it on Jacksons A**!!!!
    “HOW BOUT THEM COWBOYS”!!!!!

  2. D-Ware Fan

    Desean cracks me up. wasn’t Desean the guy who spiked the ball at the 5 yd line 2 years ago. I thought I was watching a Married with Childern rerun for a second lol. I want to see Desean get JACKED UP.

    As for Harrison and Dungy I really don’t give a damn.

    Pluck Philly. Go Cowboys!!!

  3. End of the video describes it alright… No class in Philadelphia, in any sport for that matter ;)

    GO COWBOYS WHOOP SOME ASS! Motivation set.

  4. Riggs

    I hate that scum place and that scum fan base..unreal. Did you hear some coach or something took a video of him spitting on the star? WTF, how rude and classless..Cowboys do all the talking on the field, the scoreboard shows this. Bye bye Seagulls!

  5. Jaime Martinez

    REALLY?! I just don’t understand how you can lose to the Cowboys not only in Philly, but in Arlington too! We beat them twice this year!!! They talk about how hard it is to beat a team 3 times, well we are talking about the Dallas Cowboys! They are the record setters and defeat all odds! Especially in Cowboys Stadium! Bring it on Philly! We will show you why we are the better team and when we win our 6th ring. You can look down at your hand and see NONE! LET’S GO COWBOYS!!! ALL THE WAY!!!! Jenkins will make sure jackson remembers his comments when Jekins doesn’t let jackson get any catches!

  6. Michelle G

    What a totally classless scumbag!!! Wonder what he’ll say when the Cowboys whip those disgusting birds’ asses AGAIN this weekend???

  7. Raina

    He spit on the star wow I hate philly fans. If u remember the last time our star was disrespected it was by TO and the players responded. They where pissed. This will motivate this team also. Can’t wait till Sat. night. Let the feathers fly!

  8. April

    The Boys don’t need any more motivation to beat the eagles. I think the Fans are all over it for sure. if you go back and check the last 4 meetings between the Boys and Philly you will notice that little mr. Jackson has zero touch downs and little mr. maclin has zero TDs in the last two meetings..and although 5 and the Eagletons beat my Boys badly in the regular season last year mr. jackson did not score a td. his only opportunity he had was reversed cause like his big talk it produced little results when he tried to get flashy week 2. I’m sure the Boys will keep him humble saturday night.. Go Cowboys!!