Dallas Cowboys fans couldn't feel worse on Monday following the team's demoralizing and emasculating loss to the Buffalo Bills. They were pushed around on both sides of the ball and doubts settled in about the Cowboys' ceiling in the playoffs given they came up short in another big road game.
While those concerns haven't gone anywhere, the Philadelphia Eagles cured everything by collapsing against the Drew Lock-led Seahawks on Monday night. The Eagles led 17-10 in the fourth quarter and Pete Carroll burned two timeouts early in the quarter just to kick a field goal.
The Eagles had already embraced the "keep the clock running and get out of here with a victory" approach and were running it to perfection. Enter Jalen Hurts, your MVP candidate's favorite MVP candidate, who threw two ugly interceptions in the final 10 minutes of regulation to buoy Seattle's epic comeback.
Hurts' turnovers have been an issue all season, but the national media hasn't blown it out of proportion like it did with Dak Prescott last year.
Ever aware of the bias against Prescott, former Cowboys wideout Simi Fehoko penned an incredible tweet after the Eagles collapse.
Former Cowboys WR Simi Fehoko calls out media after Jalen Hurts' game-ending INT vs Seahawks
Fehoko might no longer be a Cowboy, but he's still a Cowboy at heart. The former fifth-round pick was with Dallas for two seasons, including Prescott's 2022 campaign when he led the league with 15 interceptions in just 12 starts.
Prescott's "turnover problem" was the lead story for every nationally televised sports show in the country. Because it fit the narrative.
Cowboys discourse drives ratings, as does negativity. When the QB of the most polarizing team in sports is throwing picks, of course the media is going to milk it for all it's worth, even though it was clearly an outlier season based on Prescott's career numbers. He entered last season fifth all-time in career TD/INT ratio and is currently sixth in that department even with the 15 picks. But you didn't hear that coming from ESPN, FS1 and other prominent networks.
Now Hurts can't help but commit turnovers and it's crickets. The Eagles had that game won on multiple occasions. All they had to do was not give the ball away and Hurts tossed two picks on needless deep shots.
Here's the game-ender.
Going for it all with 12 seconds left (and two timeouts!) while needing just 20 yards to get into field goal range with a kicker who can drill kicks from 60-plus yards is certainly a choice from Hurts, who all but torpedoed his MVP chances with this improbable gag job.
Over the last three games, Hurts has throw only on touchdown, which came in garbage time against the 49ers two weeks ago, to two interceptions. He's now tied with Josh Allen for the most turnovers in the league with 17.
What more is there to say? Hurts is experiencing significant regression after a career year last season.
The kicker, though, is that he doesn't have a history in three years as a starter of not being a turnover-prone quarterback, while Prescott had six years worth of evidence on his side before last year and the media still eviscerated him every week.
Let's see how the media treats their darling after Monday's meltdown.