Jason Kelce who has been with the Philadelphia Eagles since he was drafted by them in 2011 so he knows exactly what the Eagles and Dallas Cowboys rivalry is all about. Both teams always get up for this showdown and it looks likes the Cowboys will have a little extra motivation after Kelce slammed the Cowboys saying he has never appreciated what they stand for.
“There’s certainly a rivalry there, we play them twice a year,” Kelce said of the Cowboys on Wednesday’s 94WIP Morning Show. “I would say mostly I just don’t think a lot of players, in particular me, just don’t really like the franchise, the organization, what is stands for—what it’s always stood for.
“This goes back to the lockout when they were getting replacement players, how outspoken the Dallas Cowboys franchise was in ending that. I’ve just never really appreciated what the organization—and what its fans really stood for. A lot of fair weather people from across the country that just kind of fell in love because they’re winners instead of having any type of emotional connection to the team whatsoever.”
The Cowboys are known as America’s team and seemed to pick up a lot of their fans when Troy Aikman was leading the teams to Super Bowls so maybe even if he does have a point, this type of comment isn’t going to sit well with Cowboys fans.
Kelce did go on to say that he does have respect for a lot of the players on the team, it’s just the actual organization that he doesn’t care for.
“There’s a ton of players they got that I got a lot of respect for, Sean Lee, Travis Frederick—unfortunately is going through some serious health concerns, but he’s a tremendous player. I’ve got some respect for some of their guys, it’s most of the organization that you don’t like.”
The Eagles and Cowboys will face off on Sunday night football with the Eagles currently sitting as six-point favorites.