Ea­gles LB sorry for com­ments

The Hazleton Standard-Speaker - - SPORTS - BY ROB MAADDI

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.

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