Jalen Hurts takes the blame for Eagles getting destroyed by Cowboys
The Eagles’ second-year quarterback was ineffective for the most part of the game, constantly rolling out of the pocket and making one incomplete pass after another. He finished the night with 326 passing yards and two touchdowns but also threw two interceptions on an inefficient 25-of-39 pass completions.
After the game, Hurts was quick to place the blame on himself, per Curtis Crabtree of Pro Football Talk.
“I didn’t do a good enough job of leading. I didn’t do a good enough job of running our offense, of doing the things that I need to do. So it’s on me. This one’s on me,” Hurts told reporters after the game.
The Cowboys’ defense was all over Hurts throughout the game. He was sacked twice for a loss of 23 yards and also got hit five times. Jalen Reagor and DeVonta Smith, the Eagles’ top two receivers, barely connected with their quarterback. Hurts’ two touchdown passes to Zach Ertz and Greg Ward were made when the Cowboys were very much ahead on the scoreboard.
Many also questioned the Eagles’ play-calling, but Hurts wants everyone to direct all the blame to himself.
“Play-calling was not an issue in this game. I was the issue in this game,” Hurts said. “I take it and I learn from it and I’ll be better from it, we’ll be a better team from it.”