“I mean, you look at Dallas’ history, they always choke,” Eagles linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill said yesterday, “so we’ll go down there and make them choke.”
By Peter Gleason
Grugier-Hill is only a third-year NFL-er, so he can be excused for the trash talk of the young.
The defending champion Eagles have won two in a row to get to 6-6. With a win over the 7-5 Cowboys on Sunday, they’ll pull into first place in the NFC East.
The Cowboys started a four-game winning streak by beating the Eagles at the Linc last month, and they’re coming off an upset win over the New Orleans Saints. While Dallas has been resting since that Thursday night game, the Eagles have a quick turnaround after defeating the Washington Redskins on Monday night.
The Cowboys are listed as 3.5-point home favorites.
The Eagles are 2-3 against Dallas under coach Doug Pederson, but they do own bragging rights when it comes to big moments in the rivalry of late, including a 24-22 win in Dallas in the 2013 regular-season finale to claim the division title.
The Cowboys have an 80 percent chance to win the NFC East, according to ESPN FPI, while the Eagles have just a 14 percent chance. If Dallas can’t close the deal, Grugier-Hill’s words would have some extra weight to them.