Wentz can’t seem to stom­ach team­mate’s trash talk

The Times Herald (Norristown, PA) - - SPORTS - Bob Grotz Colum­nist

PHILADEL­PHIA >> It’s Dal­las week. The NFC East lead is at stake. There’s no bet­ter time for the Ea­gles to show unity.

Ea­gles quar­ter­back Car­son Wentz had a golden op­por­tu­nity Thurs­day to stand up in sup­port of em­bat­tled team­mate Kamu GrugierHill. All Wentz had to do was ac­knowl­edge he wouldn’t have used the ver­biage Grugier-Hill did to trash the Cow­boys, who the Ea­gles op­pose Sun­day, but that the bot­tom line is, “He’s my team­mate and I’ve got his back.”

In­stead Wentz switched into safe mode and dis­tanced him­self from the line­backer-turnedEa­gles fan who said the Cow­boys have a his­tory of chok­ing and would do just that Sun­day. Maybe it was hi­ber­na­tion mode.

“Yeah, I mean I don’t want to dive into that at all,” Wentz said. “All I know is we — and my­self per­son­ally — have a lot of re­spect for that team. A lot of re­spect for that team and what they’re do­ing this year.” Grugier-Hill ob­vi­ously would

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