If there wasn’t enough on the line when the Eagles take on the Cowboys in the spotlight that is Sunday Night Football on NBC, Jason Kelce is making absolutely sure to fan those flames.
He went in on Dallas Wednesday while on the WIP Morning Show, as he discusses the Cowboys about halfway through the nine-minute clip.
While it may feel like the rivalry has lost a little bit of its luster recently than maybe in decades past, Angelo Cataldi started by asking if there’s still a special feeling of beating the Cowboys.
Kelce’s answer didn’t disappoint.
"I would say I don't think a lot of players, in particular, me, don't really like the franchise, the organization, what it stands for, what it's always stood for,“ Kelce said.
He justified that feeling by going back to the days of the NFL lockout, which even pre-dates owner Jerry Jones, and how the franchise used replacement players.
He had even harsher words for the Cowboys' fans, too, saying, “A lot of fair-weather people from across the country that just kind of fell in love because they're winners instead of having any type of emotional connection to the team whatsoever.”
Kelce did say that he has respect for many of the players on their current roster, including former Penn State Nittany Lion Sean Lee, but comments like the ones Kelce made about the franchise and the fans are exactly what the rivalry needs ahead of a big game.
At 4-4, if you can’t get excited about a major conference game against a team in your division, then there’s a problem, but I have no problem with adding a little juice to the matchup with some words off the field if you can back it up on the gridiron.
We’ll see if there’s any response from anyone in Dallas, or perhaps more from the Eagles as we lead up to this weekend’s game.
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