PHILADELPHIA — Eagles linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill acquired the trash-talking began in earnest forward of Sunday’s pivotal recreation towards the Cowboys, with feedback which might be certain to make their means onto Dallas’ bulletin board.
“I imply, you have a look at Dallas’ historical past, they at all times choke,” Grugier-Hill stated, by way of NBC Philadelphia, “so we’ll go down there and make them choke.”
The defending champs are beginning to regain some swagger after successful two in a row to get to 6-6. With a win over the 7-5 Cowboys, they will pull into first place in the division.
However it’s no gimme.
The Eagles misplaced their first matchup to Dallas, 27-20, at Lincoln Monetary Discipline on November 11. That kick-started a four-game win streak for the Cowboys, who’re coming off an upset win over the New Orleans Saints. Whereas Dallas has been resting since that Thursday night time recreation, the Eagles have a fast turnaround after internet hosting the Washington Redskins Monday night time.
The Cowboys are listed as Three.5 residence favorites.
The Eagles are 2-Three towards Dallas underneath coach Doug Pederson, however do personal bragging rights when it comes to huge moments in the rivalry of late, together with a 24-22 win in Dallas in the 2013 regular-season finale to declare the NFC East championship.
The Cowboys have an 80 % likelihood to win the NFC East, in accordance to ESPN FPI, whereas the Eagles have only a 14 % likelihood. If Dallas cannot shut the deal, Grugier-Hill’s phrases would have some further weight to them.
Sunday will go a great distance in deciding each groups’ destiny.