Crucial NFC East game has been fueled by Grugier-Hill’s trash talk.
Eagles third-year outside linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill—who is in the middle of the best season of his career after two seasons in Patriots’ special teams—sounded pretty confident when asked about Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys, pointing out that they always choke
"I mean, you look at Dallas' history, they always choke, so we'll go down there and make them choke."
Even though the Cowboys franchise is far more successful than the Philadelphia Eagles, the recent history supports Kamu’s comments. After the ’90s—when Dallas dominated the league—they have only made six playoff appearances and a 3-9 record in the postseason after winning 1995 Super Bowl.
Philadelphia has won six of their last eight games at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. However, the 6-6 Eagles are the ones who enter the game as underdogs in a season where they haven’t been able to play consistently, while the 7-5 Cowboys ride a four-game winning streak after a shocking win over the most powerful offense of the NFL the New Orleans Saints.
This match is the most important one until now for both teams. If the Cowboys win, the Eagles will trail them by two games with only three weeks left to play, putting Dallas on track to win the Divisional title. In case the opposite happens, there will be an exciting regular-season closing in the NFC East, with Philadelphia having a tougher schedule against the Rams and Houston in the upcoming weeks.
The last time these two teams faced each other was in week 11, when the Cowboys won 27-20, stopping Carlson Wentz in fourth down two times in the last quarter.
Probably, providing his opponents with "Bulletin Board Material" was not the best idea by Grugier-Hill considering that the Cowboys are in a motivational wave, but it makes this game even more attractive.