Cowboys star DeMarcus Lawrence tells Eagles coach Doug Pederson to quiet down
In the days ahead of the Week 7 matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys, head coach Doug Pederson has made quite a stir with his comments.
Pederson had boldly stated on the radio that the Eagles would beat the Cowboys on the road that was interpreted as being a guarantee from him. It didn’t take long for that to make its way back around to their opponents as star defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence stated that Pederson better stay on the sideline. (h/t Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk)
“He’s gotta come here,” Lawrence said, via Clarence E. Hill, Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “Tell him to come on. We ready. Can he play the game? He might want to shut his ass up and stay on the sidelines. He can’t play the game for them.”
Pederson’s comments have become bulletin board material for the Cowboys, which could provide additional motivation for them in the contest. Dallas is coming off a tough last few weeks, dropping their previous three games after winning their first three contests to begin the year.
The Eagles have had their own issues this season, sitting at the .500 mark through their first six games. They are coming off a disappointing 38-20 loss against the Minnesota Vikings, where their defense couldn’t stop Kirk Cousins in the passing game.
What these comments do more than anything else is further spice up the rivalry between the franchises in a contest that will give one of these teams a leg up in the NFC East.