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Ea­gles LB apol­o­gizes to Ped­er­son for trash talk­ing Cow­boys

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 on 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 ex­pressed re­gret to Ped­er­son be­cause he said he put his coach "in a tough spot."

For­mer LB Robert­son killed in Texas car crash

For­mer two-time All-Pro line­backer Isiah Robert­son was killed when the limou­sine he was driv­ing skid­ded on a rain-slicked curve on a dark, ru­ral East Texas high­way and was hit by two other ve­hi­cles. Robert­son was 69.

The Texas Depart­ment of Pub­lic Safety re­ports the crash hap­pened about 10 p.m. Thurs­day on Texas Route 198 al­most 6 miles north of Ma­bank and 50 miles south­east of Dal­las.

One of the other driv­ers was treated for mi­nor in­juries. The other was not hurt.

The Los An­ge­les Rams drafted Robert­son from South­ern Univer­sity in the first round of the 1971 NFL Draft. He re­mained with the Rams through 1978, then played in 1979-82 for the Buf­falo Bills. He was named first-team All-Pro in 1973 and 1976 and was cho­sen for the Pro Bowl in his rookie 1971 sea­son, as well as 1973-77.

Ex­tra points

•DOL­PHINS: NFL in­ter­cep­tion leader Xavien Howard was ruled out of Mi­ami's game Sun­day against New Eng­land be­cause of a left knee in­jury.

•FALCONS: Af­ter miss­ing prac­tice Wed­nes­day and Thurs­day with a foot in­jury, re­ceiver Julio Jones had lim­ited par­tic­i­pa­tion on Fri­day and is ex­pected to play in Sun­day's game at Green Bay.

•BEARS: Quar­ter­back

Mitchell Tru­bisky was re­moved from Chicago's in­jury list Fri­day, clear­ing the way for a start Sun­day night against the Los An­ge­les Rams.

[AP PHOTO]

Philadel­phia Ea­gles coach Doug Ped­er­son speaks with play­ers dur­ing prac­tice at the team’s train­ing fa­cil­ity in Philadel­phia on Thurs­day.

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