The Dallas Cowboys loss to the Philadelphia Eagles paused the momentum wave Dallas sports teams had been riding since the Texas Rangers won the World Series. After crashing out of the playoffs in embarrassing fashion last season, the Dallas Mavericks have started out the new campaign scalding hot with a 6-1 record.
While Dallas' sports teams are typically supportive of one another, personal rooting interests oftentimes interfere with that.
Enter Mavericks forward Grant Williams, who put on his proverbial villain hat when he rocked a Jason Kelce "Kelly Green" Eagles jersey to his Monday press conference.
In any event, Williams' gesture didn't take kindly to Tad Prescott, brother of Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, who subtweeted Williams and likened his wardrobe choice to Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid rocking a Cowboys jersey to a press conference.
Dak Prescott's brother involved in Twitter spat with Mavericks star Grant Williams
You love to see Prescott defending the city of Dallas, but it seemingly slipped his mind that Cowboys superstar Micah Parsons was born and raised in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and later starred for the Penn State Nittany Lions.
Parsons admittedly has swapped jerseys with multiple basketball stars, including Celtics forward Jayson Tatum. The 76ers are bitter rivals with the Celtics, so Parsons came off as a fair-weather fan when in reality he just appreciates elite talent.
Regardless, Williams was quick to remind Prescott that Parsons sat courtside for a 76ers playoff game a few months ago decked out in a Sixers jersey. To rub salt in the wound, Williams stated his appreciation and support for Dak Prescott and that he was merely supporting his favorite team (the Eagles) after a big win.
The mild-mannered comebacks always sting more than the malicious ones.
At the end of the day, Williams' play on the court will determine the extent to which the city of Dallas embraces him; not his sports fandoms.
Has Houston native Jalen Hurts being an Astros fan dissuaded Philadelphia from falling head over heels for the QB? Of course not. Similarly, has Eagles wide receiver DeVonta Smith's rabid Celtics fandom hurt his popularity among Philly fans? Not even close.
Would it have been cool if Williams rocked a Dak Prescott jersey to his presser while professing his Cowboys allegiance following a tough loss? No doubt, but just because he plays in Dallas doesn't require him to throw away his lifelong Eagles fandom.
We understand why Prescott's brother took offense to Williams' gesture, but athletes are free to express themselves how they see fit. If that means showing support for the Eagles after a big win, then so be it.