If you’re a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles, you’ve just got to be tickled pink by what’s going on with the Dallas Cowboys. Their disfunction will help Philly’s chances in 2019.
Perhaps the biggest giveaway that the Oakland Raiders were no longer relevant came when the late, great Al Davis began to look like the NFL game had passed him by. Bad decisions came. So did some rather questionable moments during his press conferences. It appears as though history is beginning to repeat itself, this time in the Philadelphia Eagles‘ own division.
He just loves the camera. He’s kind of like P Diddy, just a little older and a worse dancer. Unfortunately, that’s hurting his football team.
Just yesterday, FS1’s Colin Cowherd made a very believable statement. The Eagles are just a better-run franchise than the Cowboys are.
Just look at how the Cowboys are handling the contract situations of the Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott, and Amari Cooper. There are three games remaining in the preseason, and Prescott’s apparently turned down a $30 million contract. That’s not all.
Amari Cooper, the guy Dallas gave up a first-round selection in the most recent draft for, is being paid $13,924,000 in 2019 but isn’t signed after that. He’ll be looking for a big deal obviously. Then, there’s ‘Zeke’. He isn’t in camp, and recently, he became the first professional athlete in history to go to Cabo to work.
To Cowherd’s point, Philly worked out a deal with Carson Wentz, and none of us even knew it was happening. Three years from now, we’ll be talking about how forward-thinking it was. Jones, who says we’ve never seen him fail to get a deal done (and he’s right) is struggling to make three of his best and most important players on offense happy, and recently, he had one of those weird Al Davis moments.
You’ve got to hear this for yourself. Pay very close attention to the five-minute mark.
Clip courtesy of the Dallas Cowboys official YouTube channel
Wait, did he just compare contract negotiations to severing his hand and bleeding? Ladies and gentlemen, things are getting really weird in Dallas, and it’s hard to imagine that none of this is distracting or affecting them. For the first time that most of us can remember, Jones looks concerned, and now, he’s just talking until something comes out that makes sense.
It’s hard to win in the NFL. It becomes harder when a team gets in its’ own way. The Eagles and Cowboys are the favorites to battle it out for NFC East superiority, but when you see all of the mess that’s going on in Dallas (and when you think about the fact that Jason Garrett is still their coach), the Eagles have an advantage over the Cowboys and that may continue for a while.