In the last couple of years, it’s become a tradition for NFL teams to release some kind of funny or entertaining video on the day the schedule is released. For example, the Seattle Seahawks posted a video where they pranked their players into thinking the team had an awful schedule for 2022. The Dallas Cowboys played along with the tradition in quite a unique way.
The video starts out with a creepy Joker-like laugh and a dark silhouette of a man wearing a Cowboy hat and smoking a cigar. The “man” lifts his hat to reveal… Stephen A. Smith?! For those of you who don’t know, the ESPN analyst is probably one of the most famous Cowboys haters in the NFL world. The man lives to talk poorly about Dallas.
According to Smith, his hatred is mostly to do with the fans. He can’t stand that Cowboys Nation continually believes year after year that their team is going to make the Super Bowl despite many years of a lack of playoff success. The analyst still trolls the team with any chance he gets. He loves to watch America’s Team lose. However, in a recent segment, Smith admitted that he has a “soft spot” for Jerry Jones. We aren’t sure why, but he did say his “buddy Jerry Jones is special to [him].” Smith said it would make him happy to see Jones get another championship while he is still heading the team.
But, in this instance, the Cowboys had the upper hand. Big kudos to the franchise’s social media team for getting Smith to participate in this one. We never thought we’d see the day that the commentator would let Dallas troll him. You can watch the full video below.
Legendary Cowboys hater Stephen A. Smith plays along with the team’s hilarious schedule release video
At the beginning of the video, you see what you’re used to seeing from Smith. He’s talking crap about Cowboys fans and saying that the team has no chance against teams like Green Bay. “Y’all in trouble. I’m seeing a few wins… but not many,” Smith said in the video. In the middle of his lengthy rant, an actor posed to be someone from the film crew cuts him off. Smith tried to argue that he was just getting started with his trolling, but the man in a Cowboys shirt said the team got all they needed.
Then, we cut to a hilariously poorly acted but funny cameo from Micah Parsons. The Defensive Rookie of the Year asked a girl posing as Jerry Jones’s assistant if he can speak to the GM. She replied that he was “too busy” for Micah.
Why was Jones so busy? He “was editing” Smith’s words. Fast forward, and edits make it sound like Smith has changed his mind about the Cowboys. Smith’s words get turned into:
“Howdy! We dem Boys. I love Cowboys fans. They’re the best of the best. But let me be clear. And I’ve said this in the past. To those Cowboys fans out there… all I can say is 2022 season championship.”
As Smith slammed his computer shut the video fades into a graphic of the official schedule. It was nice to see the ESPN analyst playing along. But, if the Cowboys give him any reason to, he will likely be back to trolling them on “First Take” as soon as the season starts. Let’s hope the team doesn’t give him any reason to go on one of his famous rants in 2022.