The Eagles have been labeled the “Dream Team”. They’ve added multiple big name stars this off-season and are the overwhelming favorite to win the NFC this year. Meanwhile, the Cowboys, coming off a disappointing 6-10 season, are said to be rebuilding. They are uncharacteristically flying under the radar this preseason. Very few think they’ll make the playoffs, much less push the
Miami Heat, excuse me, Philadelphia Eagles for the NFC East crown.
However, the Eagles can’t stop talking about the lowly Cowboys and it’s because Big D’s defensive coordinator made a somewhat vague reference to a certain “all-hype” team. Today, Michael Vick admitted that Ryan’s comments made him “mad”. In terms of smack talk, this is all about as mild as it gets in the NFL. Nevertheless, it’s noteworthy because the Cowboys and Eagles don’t meet until October 30th. If they’re already chirping at each other this early in the season, imagine how heated things will be when they’re actually preparing for each other.
Hopefully, Ryan is getting in the Eagles’ heads and not just firing them up. I loathe the Eagles with every fiber of my existence, but even I’ll admit that their talent is somewhat impressive. Still, I like the energy coming out of training camp. At the very least, this group will play with an edge this year.