Philly radio host tries to trash Cowboys with dig at Trevon Diggs
By Adam Weinrib
The Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys will lock horns for the second time this season on Christmas Eve, with the Iggles traveling to AT&T Stadium to try and beat QB1 instead of swarming Cooper Rush.
Analysts are split on which NFC East behemoth has the upper hand this season. The Eagles have objectively outpaced the Cowboys, sprinting out to a 12-1 record featuring only a single Commanders-colored blemish. That hasn’t stopped the ESPN projection system from considering the Cowboys to be the true Super Bowl favorites, even though getting that No. 1 seed will be a tough row to hoe down the stretch.
Anecdotally, though, Dallas has a lot of work to do to reverse their franchise’s reputation, which likely won’t change until they find themselves in the NFC Title Game. Gronk said it best over the weekend — and by “best,” we mean “infuriatingly”.
The ex-Patriots/Bucs tight end called the Cowboys pretenders and laughed them off, which is what most of America (and all of Philadelphia) has the right to do until Dallas delivers. Never mind the Doomsday Defense reincarnate. Never mind Dak Prescott’s efficiency or the two-headed running back tandem that’s changed this team’s ceiling. The Cowboys are pretenders. Frauds. And, worst of all, the Eagles supposedly want it more.
That’s the line of critique Philly radio host Jon Johnson of WIP went with this week when he tried to rile up both fan bases by pitting Miles Sanders’ humble tweet alongside Trevon Diggs’ goofy one.
Eagles radio hosts picked up on Cowboys DB Trevon Diggs’ me-first tweet after win over Texans
Yup. Had to see that coming — especially since even Cowboys fans rolled their eyes at that Diggs tweet.
That said, the DB was clearly trying to lighten the mood after a tight win. He didn’t go to the league office and whine about having an interception stolen from him. He was just playing into his reputation as a ballhawk.
Good for Eagles running back Miles Sanders, who’s gotten his media training sessions in and knows that 12-1 teams are supposed to say they’re looking forward to securing that elusive Super Bowl title. But if Philly triumphs on Christmas Eve, or locks down the ultimate prize, it will have very little to do with an off-kilter message Diggs tweeted in mid-December.
Whatever helps Philadelphia sleep at night, though. Yeah, you’re the only city that tries hard. AJ Brown shows up to work in a hard hat. Jalen Hurts eats nails. Good luck with all that.