The Cowboys did not look after Doug Pederson’s declaration that the Eagles would win the Week 7 matchup between the groups, however they will not let the remarks get to them.
While talking to reporters Monday, Dallas cornerback Jourdan Lewis acknowledged the remarks made by the Eagles coach as he insisted the group is barely worrying about itself.
“That’s fine,” Lewis informed USA Today. “You’ve nonetheless acquired to face an opponent and the outcomes are nonetheless unsure, in order that’s positively one thing to get his group riled up and prepared to play.
“When you place your affirmations on the market so confidently, you are feeling prefer it means one thing far more than it’s already supposed to imply.”
Added broad receiver Michael Gallup: “If you need a coach, or anybody else, to fire you up, I don’t think you really should be playing. That’s what Dak says, really every week. We shouldn’t [need] anybody else to motivate us to be fired up. You should already have that. For me, I’m not looking for anybody to fire me up.”
Cowboys coach Jason Garrett reiterated his gamers’ stance, saying he is simply prepared for what is certain to be an exciting sport.
“My response is we’re excited about the challenge,” Garrett mentioned. “Obviously they’re a great football team and we’re going to focus on ourselves and what we need to do to prepare to play our best football on Sunday night.”
Pederson expressed his confidence getting into the Eagles’ NFC East showdown with the Cowboys in Week 7 earlier Monday on WIP radio in Philadelphia.
“Anytime Dallas loses it helps, because here’s the thing — I know the sky is falling outside,” Pederson mentioned. “It’s falling and I get that and the fans are real. We’re going down to Dallas, our guys are gonna be ready to play. And we’re gonna 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 need to do is try to be 1-0 this week, beat the Dallas Cowboys, we’re in first place. Listen, they’re reeling too. They’re struggling too. They dropped their last three games so this will be an exciting football game.”
But Pederson later maintained that he did not vow to win.
“Never said guarantee a win,” Pederson mentioned. “I’d never do that.”
Should Philadelphia (3-3) pull by and prolong Dallas’ skid, the Eagles would transfer to first in the division and, importantly, stay undefeated in NFC East play.
A Cowboys win, nevertheless, would put Dallas again in management with a 3-0 division file getting into its bye week.
The Eagles go to the Cowboys at 8:20 p.m. ET Sunday.