Terry McLaurin speaks out on pulling a DK Metcalf on Thanksgiving against the Cowboys
The Seattle Seahawks were not on the Thanksgiving NFL slate, but there was a bit of DK Metcalf action caught on camera. This was brought to us by Washington Football wide receiver Terry McLaurin who came up with an amazing play that turned out to be a key play for Washington, as they took down the Dallas Cowboys, 41-16.
McLaurin channeled his inner DK Metcalf in a chase-down play that saved Washington a TD:
MCLAURIN'S CHASEDOWN SAVED THE PICK-SIX 🤯
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 27, 2020
Admittedly, it wasn’t as amazing as eye-popping as Metcalf chase down, but there’s also no denying that this was a heads up play from McLaurin.
After the game Washington’s 25-year-old WR opened up about his highlight play against the Cowboys, and according to McLaurin, this was a great moment for him to practice something that he has been preaching:
“That’s what you gotta do when you’re a leader on the team,” McLaurin said, via the team’s website (h/t Josh Alper of NBC Sports). “You just gotta . . . never give up on any plays because you never know what can happen. That ended up being a big play for us. We preach that in our wide receiver room to play through every single play, and you never know what’s going to happen. I’m glad it worked out for us.”
McLaurin helped Washington Football to their second consecutive win, as they improve to 4-7 in the season. For his part, McLaurin caught 7-of-9 targets for a 92-yard gain, and of course, that amazing game-saving play. This is a prime example of exactly why he was given the role of team captain despite being in just his second season in the NFL.