Watch Jake Ferguson own Cowboys teammates in beer-chugging contest at Stars playoff game
By Jerry Trotta
A simple reading of the tea leaves would lead you to believe the Dallas Cowboys are going to select a tight end early in the NFL Draft.
That's no indictment on 2022 fourth-round pick Jake Ferguson or promising undrafted free agent Peyton Hendershot. Ferguson didn't set the world on fire as a rookie, but his 19 catches for 174 yards and two touchdowns are nothing to sneeze at, especially when you recall he played behind Dalton Schultz.
At the same time, though, Ferguson's rookie year shouldn't dissuade the Cowboys from drafting one of the top tight ends in the class.
Dalton Kincaid and Michael Mayer are real possibilities with the No. 26 overall pick, while Darnell Washington and Sam LaPorta could be in contention in the second round if Dallas addresses another position in the first round.
Amid all the talk of the Cowboys drafting a tight end, Ferguson was calm as ever with teammates at the Dallas Stars playoff game Tuesday.
That was until the Cowboys suite appeared on the jumbotron and Ferguson absolutely housed two cups of beer.
Jake Ferguson out-chugged Cowboys teammates at Stars Game 5 win vs Wild.
While Terence Steele went toe-to-toe with Ferguson, the former Wisconsin standout took the cake after he inhaled the second cup as quickly as he did the first. Ferguson even got a quick pep talk from one Dak Prescott.
That was all the motivation he needed to gulp the brewski, though he likely had ample experience in the beer-chugging department coming in thanks to his four-year stay with the Badgers. Wisconsin is widely recognized as one of the biggest party schools in the country. Ferg's form was flawless. See the connection?
No disrespect to the budding tight end, but the pan to Troy Aikman arguably is the best part of the video. The three-time Super Bowl champ had no clue how to react to Ferguson's epic chug before he waived to the raging fans.
Ferguson and Prescott did their best to rally the crowd at American Airlines Arena, but they had plenty of energy to go around before the beer-chugging match. The Stars blitzed the Wild with two first period goals, including one less than three minutes after the puck dropped, en route to a 4-0 win to take a 3-2 series lead.
If Dallas advances, it'd only be right if Ferguson and company returned for the Stars' first home game of the Western Conference Semifinals...perhaps with a worthy opponent assuming the group indulges in more brewskis.