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‘They always choke’: Eagles get the jump on the Cowboys with trash talk


Kamu Grugier-Hill brings down Wayne Gallman in the Nov. 25 game against the New York Giants. (Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) By Cindy Boren Cindy Boren Reporter covering sports, with an emphasis on politics and national stories Email Bio Follow December 6 at 8:28 AM Ordinarily, one mediocre team talking trash about another mediocre team, especially after a victory over a bad team, might not draw too much attention.


But there is a ton on the line when the Philadelphia Eagles play the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday afternoon. The 6-6 Super Bowl champions are playing for pride and a share of the NFC East lead. The 7-5 Cowboys are on a tear, riding a four-game winning streak that they’d like to continue into the playoffs. So, you see, there are reasons for verbal smackfests and Eagles linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill got the ball rolling Wednesday.

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“Look at Dallas’ history. They always choke,” he said ( via NBC Sports Philadelphia ). “So we’ll go down there and make them choke.”

In fairness to him, he does have a point, although using the word “choke” is verbal nitroglycerin.

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The 6-6 Eagles have won six of the last games at AT&T Stadium and four of their past five. They’ve won two games in a row for the first time this year, but their latest win came against a badly depleted Redskins team. The Cowboys are coming off one of the biggest victories of the year, a 13-10 win over the Saints

Still, the month of December has not been kind to Dallas. Since winning the Super Bowl in 1995, the Cowboys have had a winning record after the start of December in six seasons and are 42-55 in those games

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