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.”