The Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys meet on Sunday afternoon in a battle for NFC East supremacy. The emotion heading into the game reached a fever pitch after Eagles linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill poked fun at Dallas' history of choking, being incredibly explicit with his word choice.
While the Philadelphia faithful loved the comments, the same could not be said for head coach Doug Pederson.
When asked about Grugier-Hill's comments, Pederson called them "unfortunate," and has noted that they've already become "bulletin-board material."
Eagles coach Doug Pederson called this comment “unfortunate.” When asked if he’s worried about it becoming bulletin-board material, Pederson responded: “It already is, isn’t it?” https://t.co/ITUM61AIYH— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) December 6, 2018
The last thing the Eagles needed was for Dallas to get even more motivated heading into their huge showdown.
Just a week ago, the Cowboys engaged in a war of words with the New Orleans Saints. During that sparring, Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas dismissed Dallas' ability to even compete with them. With the lights on bright, the Cowboys defense completely shut down the Saints, holding them to just 10 points.
Yes, the Cowboys have had a history of disappointment in the past decade and a half, but this team seems different. They have a top five defensive unit, and have one of the best running backs in the league in Ezekiel Elliott.
The Eagles have shown in the past couple of campaigns to never count them out, so it will remain to be seen which team will flinch first on Sunday.