Eagles LB sorry for comments
PHILADELPHIA — Eagles linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill says he apologized to coach Doug Pederson for trash talking the Dallas Cowboys earlier this week.
Grugier-Hill told a Philadelphia television reporter Wednesday: “Look at Dallas’ history. They always choke. So we’ll go down there and make them choke.”
The defending Super Bowl champion Eagles (6-6) visit the Cowboys (7-5) on Sunday with first place in the NFC East on the line.
Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott responded Thursday first by asking “who” when told of Grugier-Hill’s comments.
“Coach (Jason) Garrett has a great saying, and I don’t know where he got it from, but winners worry about winning and losers worry about winners,” Prescott added.
Grugier-Hill wasn’t available until Friday. He expressed regret to Pederson because he said he put his coach “in a tough spot.”
“It’s a rivalry game. I didn’t think too much about it. I didn’t mean to disrespect this organization or coach Pederson,” Grugier-Hill said. “I have a lot of confidence in the guys and in myself going into this game, and I’m ready to play.
Pederson made it clear to the third-year player the comments were unnecessary.