Wizards forward Jared Dudley was the first guest on J.J. Redick's new podcast on The Vertical. He touched on the Wizards, All-Star snubs and his time with the Clippers over the hour-long interview. But nothing got him as fired up as the Dallas Cowboys.
The subject came up during a segment about overrated things. Redick listed things he feels are overrated (The Beatles, Breaking Bad and Cabernet wine), then asked Dudley to name the one thing he finds most overrated.
His answer? You guessed it!
“My most overrated thing is the Dallas Cowboys. And I was thinking hard about this and I’m going to tell you why.”
With that, he started a rant of several minutes about all the reasons the Cowboys don't deserve the love they get.
His criticism seems to fall into several categories.
Decades of losing
• “It’s America’s Team, that’s what they say. America’s Team hasn’t won a championship in over 20 years. It’s the most overrated organization in all of sports.”
• “My whole thing is now, how can they be bandwagon fans now? They haven’t won! With Tony Romo you’ve got one or two playoff wins in 10 years. I mean they dog him."
• “Am I Cowboy hater? Yes. Because I feel like you give props to who’s good. Let’s give props to Seattle. Let’s give props to the Patriots.
• “On the Clippers, you have DeAndre Jordan, Chris Paul -- huge Cowboys fans. You look at the NBA, you have LeBron James.”
• “Usually when you grow up, you support your home team. I would say the Cowboys organization has more fans that are not from Dallas."
Excessive media coverage
• "They’re on [ESPN's] SportsCenter more than any team. The Patriots are winning Super Bowls left and right. The Steelers have just as many championships. But we talk about the Dallas Cowboys like these guys are winning the Super Bowl every year. It disgusts me."
• "When this season ends, we’re going to talk about Tony Romo’s surgery. We’re going to talk about what’s Jerry Jones doing? Is Johnny Manziel going there? Who cares? It’s the Cowboys!”
Dudley has only been in Washington for one season, but he's already talking like a local.