Being the quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys is a blessing and a curse. When the team wins, typically all the praise in bestowed on the QB’s shoulders. Lose, though, and the slings and arrows come from every which direction, whether it be from fans on social media, folks who cover the team, or national analysts.
Cowboys starter Dak Prescott has experienced this all year — and most of his career — but the back-and-forth reached a new level after it was his interception that the Jaguars returned for a touchdown to win in overtime on Sunday.
Of course, the game-ending pick wasn’t Prescott’s fault. He hit Noah Brown square in the numbers, but the wideout let the ball travel to his chest and it popped in the air, allowing Rayshawn Jenkins to snatch it and go untouched into the end zone.
Despite that, Prescott STILL hasn’t heard the end of it. Rather than consider the context of the (second) pick, they’re using the fact he threw two more INTS — giving him five in the last three games — to slander his season.
Perhaps there is no bigger Prescott hater than LeSean McCoy, former Eagles running back-turned-analyst for FOX Sports’ “Speak for Yourself.”
McCoy has toed the line of analyzing and trolling since he joined SPY. On Monday, he stooped beyond trolling while discussing Prescott. To call this rant disrespectful and embarrassing wouldn’t even begin to describe it.
Cowboys hater LeSean McCoy crossed the line with his latest Dak Prescott slander.
Anyone else punching air? Does anyone think is good television? Everyone’s entitled to their own opinion, obviously, but there’s a distinct difference between not loving what a player brings to the table, and being outright disrespectful, and McCoy personified the latter (and then some) during this segment.
Fox Cowboys writer, David Helman, did his best to rebuttal McCoy’s nonsense, but you can only do so much when an “analyst” is babbling on about nonsense. When Helman tried throwing stats in McCoy’s face that defend Dak, the former Eagle responded by calling the quarterback “trash.” Again, this is national television were talking about. Not college kids at a frat party. National. Television.
Even Emmanuel Acho, leader of the “Justin Herbert is a social media quarterback” charge, came to Prescott’s defense. That’s really all you need to know.
It’s hilarious, too, that McCoy doesn’t care about stats, but wants to use interceptions to bolster his case that the QB is holding Dallas back. And how about McCoy saying Prescott lost the game for the Cowboys even though his off-balance throw to Noah Brown while eluding pressure was right on the money?
Another bulletproof take from the former running back.
SB Nation’s RJ Ochoa hits the nail on the head. Shame on “Speak for Yourself’s” social media team for promoting this garbage. McCoy’s entitled to scrutinize Prescott’s performance, but for him to stoop this low to make his case is repulsive.
The fact it’s getting promoted is equally egregious, and further proves that ratings are the only thing that moves the needle. Good, fair analysis be damned. Let’s simply cuss live on air and not even acknowledge our colleague’s counterpoints that actually have substance and make for an interesting conversation.
Shady was never a friend to Cowboys fans given his time with the Eagles. In 10 career games against Dallas with Philly, McCoy compiled 918 rushing yards and four scores on 5.2 yards per attempt.
After this stunt, though, he’s officially public enemy No. 1.