Eagles’ Miles Sanders gives Cowboys’ DeMarcus Lawrence ultimate compliment
By Jerry Trotta
Dallas Cowboys fans are dreading the thought of the hated Eagles capturing another championship. While it would be a miserable offseason if Philly defeats the Chiefs, there’s a lesson to be had for Dallas in all this, as the Eagles are playing in their second Super Bowl in five years with almost an entirely new core of players.
Drafted in 2019, Miles Sanders is one of several players who joined Philadelphia after their Super Bowl triumph in 2017. The list includes Jalen Hurts, AJ Brown, DeVonta Smith, Josh Sweat, Haason Reddick, and Javon Hargrave, among others.
With the week off and Pro Bowl in the rearview, the Chiefs and Eagles have touched down in Arizona for Sunday’s game. Legacies will be on the line for players, coaches, and executives alike. The suspense is impossible to quantify.
As is tradition, Super Bowl Opening Night took place on Monday. A number of players and coaches fielded all kinds of questions from the media.
When Sanders was at the podium, he was asked to list the biggest trash-talker he’s encountered on an opposing team.
Cowboys fans will absolutely love Sanders’ answer.
Eagles RB Miles Sanders coins Cowboys defender DeMarcus Lawrence as biggest trash-talker in the NFL.
How about D-Law making the Cowboys a talking point during Super Bowl week. Not all heroes wear capes, though it’s pretty fitting Sanders made mention of Lawrence after the defender’s superb showing in the playoffs.
That said, what is Sanders talking about with giving hugs on the field? While the NFL is a brotherhood, the heat of battle is not the time to break bread. Wait until after the game when players and coaches meet at midfield.
Engaging in friendly conversation with Lawrence mid-game isn’t going to happen, and you can likely say that for a number of Cowboys, including Micah Parsons, CeeDee Lamb, Donovan Wilson, Jayron Kearse, and other tone-setters.
Take Lawrence’s tackle for loss on Deebo Samuel in the Divisional Round, for example. You better believe Lawrence is talking all kinds of smack when the teams broke out of the huddle and got set at the line of scrimmage for the next play.
It’d be great to get a sneak peak into Lawrence’s trash-talking ways, but he’s typically the player who fires up the team pregame so fans can certainly imagine how comfortable he is talking the talk to opposing players.
We’re undoubtedly Chiefs fans this Sunday, but credit to Sanders for recognizing Lawrence as one of the NFL’s premier trash-talkers.
Cowboys-Eagles really is a rivalry like no other.