Eagles coach Doug Pederson doesn’t regret what he said about beating Cowboys
In the week leading up to the much-anticipated NFC East clash between the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles this past Sunday, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson guaranteed a win and said his team would grab sole possession of first place in the division.
Well, that’s not exactly what happened, as the Cowboys hammered the Eagles by a score of 37-10 on Sunday night and now sit atop the NFC East themselves.
Afterward, Pederson said he did not regret his remarks:
“Nope. No,” Pederson said, according to Charean Williams of Pro Football Talk. “I just felt like we had a lot of confidence in the football team, a lot of trust, a lot of faith in the guys. We had a good week of preparation. Quite honestly, after a game like this, we all have to kind of step back and look in the mirror, especially myself. It starts with me. This is one of those games that I take personal from that standpoint. We didn’t play well. That’s personal on me so I’ve got to get that fixed.”
This is also the second straight week that Philadelphia provided its opponent with bulletin-board material and suffered the consequences.
Ahead of the Eagles’ Week 6 matchup with the Minnesota Vikings, now-former Philly linebacker Zach Brown ridiculed Vikings quarterback (and former Washington Redskins teammate) Kirk Cousins. Cousins then proceeded to light the Eagles up in a 38-20 Minnesota win.
Philadelphia cut Brown after that loss.
Obviously, the Birds won’t be cutting Pederson, but maybe next time, Pederson shouldn’t write a check that his players have to cash.
The Eagles are now 3-4 on the season.