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Golden Tate is getting ripped on social media for comments he made in January

Golden Tate is getting ripped on social media for comments he made in January

Golden Tate is getting destroyed on social media for comments he made earlier this year. However, if I was in his position, I would have done the same exact thing.

As a pending free agent, here’s what Tate said two days after the season ended about where he’d like to end up playing this season.

“I want to get back to going deep in the playoffs and winning Super Bowls. In Detroit, I’ve had a bunch of really great stats but no playoff wins. I know what talent I have and I know what I bring to the table, but at the end of the day, it’s about winning playoff games and getting to Super Bowls. And that’s what I want to do. With me going into Year 10, the stats … they’re whatever.”

Golden Tate has reportedly signed a four-year, $37.5 million deal that includes $23 million guaranteed with the New York Giants. According the Fan Duel, the New York Giants have 60/1 odds to win the Super Bowl next year. That’s ninth worst in the NFL.

People didn’t forget what Tate said.

 

How can you blame the guy, though? Of course he wants to win; who doesn’t? However, he’s 30 years old and already has a Pro Bowl and Super Bowl to his name. Getting a four-year deal from any team worth $37.5 million is probably the best thing for his future and his growing family, even if it’s with the New York Giants.

It looks like Tate is also kind of playing into that, too, with the video he posted on his Instagram (see above for video).

At the end of the day, Tate will probably have a weird relationship with Philadelphia. He underperformed his trade worth initially and is going to a division rival, but he made a few huge plays in the playoffs, and will ultimately bring a fourth-round compensatory pick back to the Eagles when he cost them a third in the trade. I’d say that’s not too bad at all.

I’m not mad at all at Tate for wanting to play for a contending team and ultimately taking the biggest payday sent his way. Think about yourself and your own family — would you have done the exact same thing?

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Eagles at Cowboys live: Highlights and analysis from NFL Week 7 game

Eagles at Cowboys live: Highlights and analysis from NFL Week 7 game

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10:45 p.m.: Cowboys just kicked a field goal. 

We still have over 12 minutes to play in Arlington, but this this is wayyyyyy over. 

Cowboys 30, Eagles 10

10:39 p.m.: We are through three quarters and this one is over already. 

The Eagles have been outgained 326-176. 

After 3: Cowboys 27, Eagles 10 

9:55 p.m.: Brett Maher just hit a 63-yard field goal against the Eagles to end the first half. It’s the longest field goal ever against the Eagles, who let the Cowboys sneak their way down the field on a few plays to get into field goal range. 

The Eagles just played about as bad a first half of football as possible. 

They were outgained 266-95. 

The Eagles’ first offensive play was a six-yard pass to Nelson Agholor. That was the only catch for an Eagles receiver in the first half. And Zach Ertz wasn’t even targeted. 

At half: Cowboys 27, Eagles 7

9:43 p.m.: The Eagles’ defense had the Cowboys in a 3rd-and-9 from their own 21-yard line, but Malcolm Jenkins was called for hands to the face. On the next play, Dak Prescott hit Amari Cooper for a 44-yard pass. At least the Eagles held them to a field goal. 

There’s 1:31 left in the first half: Cowboys 24, Eagles 7

9:20 p.m.: After Doug Pederson went conservative on 3rd-and-4, the Cowboys got the ball back and just went on a 71-yard scoring drive. The big play of the drive came on a 4th-and-1 on a pass from Dak Prescott to Ezekiel Elliott. 

Still 6:40 left in the half: Cowboys 21, Eagles 7

9:03 p.m.: Derek Barnett got his third sack of the season and then Josh Sweat followed it up with great pressure on third down. That’s a good sign as we wrap up the first quarter. 

Big stop for the Eagles’ defense. 

8:50 p.m.: The Cowboys seemed determined to make this a close game and they certainly helped the Eagles on that touchdown drive with two personal fouls. But the touchdown was a beautiful pass from Carson Wentz to Dallas Goedert for a 28-yard touchdown. The Eagles went 87 yards on that touchdown. 

With 4:38 left in the first: Cowboys 14, Eagles 7 

8:37 p.m.: An absolutely awful start in Dallas. After Carson Wentz got strip-sacked by DeMarcus Lawrence inside their own 20. Then Zeke Elliott ran over Malcolm Jenkins for 13 yards. And then punched in a touchdown from 1 yard out. 

It’s hard to imagine a worse start. This is ugly. 

Still 8:56 left in the first: Cowboys 14, Eagles 0 

8:31 p.m.: Well … that wasn’t a good start. After the Eagles gave the Cowboys the ball in their own territory, a 20 yard pitch from Tavon Austin got a 20-yard TD run. He faked Orlando Scandrick out of his cleats. 

Not a great start. 

Still 10:08 left in the first: Cowboys 7, Eagles 0 

8:27 p.m.: The Eagles got one first down on their opening drive, then Dallas Goedert fumbled the ball away to give the Cowboys great field position. Mistakes are killing this team. 

8:22 p.m.: The Eagles won the toss and … elected to receive. It’s just the second time in 33 times they’ve taken the ball under Doug Pederson after winning the toss. 

They want to start fast. Let’s see if they do. 

7:49 p.m.: We are getting closer to kickoff here in Arlington. Here are a few scenes from warmups: 

6:36 p.m.: A few scenes from early workouts. We’re under two hours before game time! 

4:51 p.m.: I have arrived to AT&T Stadium for tonight’s game. This stadium isn’t my favorite but if you haven’t been, it’s worth a trip. It’s quite the spectacle. 

11:22 a.m.: The Eagles-Cowboys rivalry is still very real. I’m not sure if these two teams really don’t like each other or they just play into what they know is supposed to be a rivalry. And I really don’t care. Because it’s still good. 

This year, we had Doug Pederson saying the Eagles were going to win and then DeMarcus Lawrence saying the head coach should shut is ass up and then Lane Johnson posted to social media about the comments from Lawrence. It’s a lot of fun. 

Earlier this week, I checked in with Kamu Grugier-Hill, who last year said the Cowboys were chokers to see if he had any declarations this time around. 

“No,” he said, while laughing. “Not this … nope. You ain’t gonna get me.”

But Grugier-Hill clearly doesn’t like Dallas. He gets it. 

“I love playing Dallas,” he said. “This is my favorite game, obviously, besides if we go back to the Super Bowl. There’s something about this game that gets the best out of us. It’s a rivalry game, everyone knows what’s going on, everyone knows the deal. It’s a kill or be killed mentality. It’s fun. It’s real fun.”

Earlier this week, Carson Wentz was asked for his favorite Eagles-Cowboys memory. Wentz is 2-3 against Dallas. 

“I don’t really have one quite yet,” Wentz said. “Let’s hope it’s this weekend. How about that?”

10:44 a.m.: Good morning, everyone! 

I had some great BBQ last night and slept in a little late. Still … there’s too much time before Sunday Night Football. So go to your pumpkin patches, finish your errands and then get ready for the highlight of your weekend. I’ll be getting to AT&T Stadium later, but for now, catch up on some of the key matchups in this game. 

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Eagles inactives: Ronald Darby and Jalen Mills return

Eagles inactives: Ronald Darby and Jalen Mills return

ARLINGTON, Tex. — A week after the Eagles’ were torched by Kirk Cousins and the Vikings, the Eagles finally have some reinforcements. 

Jalen Mills and Ronald Darby are both active for Sunday Night Football against the Cowboys. 

Mills hasn’t played for nearly an entire calendar year after he suffered a foot injury on Oct. 28, 2018. Mills began this season on PUP, but began practicing this week and was officially activated to the 53-man roster on Saturday. 

Darby hasn’t played since pulling his hamstring in the Lions game in Week 3. He had previously returned from tearing his ACL in the 2018 season. 

With both players coming off injuries, expect some sort of rotation. 

Here’s the full list of Eagles’ inactives: 

Nigel Bradham (ankle)
DeSean Jackson (abdomen) 
Timmy Jernigan (foot)
Avonte Maddox (concussion, neck)
Jason Peters (knee)
Darren Sproles (quadricep)
Nate Herbig

With six of seven inactive players predetermined because of injury, fourth-round defensive end Shareef Miller is active for the first time in his career. Herbig is the only healthy scratch tonight. 

Since Peters is out, first-rounder Andre Dillard will make his first career start at left tackle. He played 46 snaps in relief of Peters last week. 

Without Bradham in the lineup, expect Kamu Grugier-Hill, Nate Gerry and rookie T.J. Edwards to be the three starters in the Eagles’ back defense. 

Meanwhile, the Cowboys got healthy in a hurry. 

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