In addition to lovingly being America’s Team, the Dallas Cowboys have a well-known slogan made famous by coaching great Jimmy Johnson. The phrase is shouted by many to show their support of the franchise, especially when the team is doing well.
“How bout them Cowboys?!”
Four words so simple yet so well recognized.
After Sunday night’s victory, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni was so amped up that he decided to take his own spin on the popular phrase.
“How bout them Eagles?!” Sirianni shouted the “new phrase” twice on his way into the locker room at Lincoln Financial Field after his team went 6-0 by beating the Cowboys 26-17.
Eagles HC Nick Sirianni swipes Cowboys slogan for “how bout them eagles?!” after sixth-straight win
This was also after the head coach was shown on camera screaming expletives on the sideline as time ran out in what appeared to be elation after beating his enemy.
Look. Sirianni has reason to be excited. He’s coaching the last undefeated team in the NFL. They beat their arch-nemesis at home in primetime. He’s also the first Eagles coach to lead his team to a 6-0 start within his first two years with the team. His once-questioned quarterback looks solid as ever and his GM has given him the puzzle pieces for an excellent team in all three phases.
Let’s also not forget that the narrative looked much different for Sirianni in his first year as an Eagles coach in 2021. The Cowboys easily swept Philly by scores of 41-21 and 51-26. The Eagles quarterback certainly didn’t forget:
"“You’d be naive to think that I hadn’t remembered that,” Jalen Hurts said. “I try to find value in all my experiences and that was a valuable experience for me.”"
The win put Philly in first place in the NFC East with the Giants shockingly in second at 5-1.
However, Sirianni has to remember a few things. For starters, his team let the Cowboys make things interesting in the second half with two touchdowns quickly scored. If Dallas didn’t make unnecessary errors, they could’ve mounted a comeback.
And, most obviously, these two teams will play again in Week 16 on Christmas Eve. This video will likely serve as serious bulletin board material and will not be forgotten by Cowboys players or fans.
There’s still plenty of football left to play, Sirianni. Fly Cowboys fly.