Philadelphia Eagles’ new star large receiver A.J. Brown is diving-in headfirst to the NFC East rivalry with the Dallas Cowboys. Brown participated in a charity softball home-run derby hosted by teammate DeVonta Smith. Within the ultimate, it was Brown in opposition to Micah Parsons, with A.J. coming away the victor by one dwelling run.
After taking the win, Brown grabbed the microphone and took it to Parsons.
“Get your popcorn prepared and inform Micah Parsons he can prepare for this shit.”
Right here’s a tip to any new Eagles participant, irrespective of the place. If you wish to ingratiate your self to the house crowd, begin throwing jabs on the Cowboys the second you stroll by the door. Anything you do from there’s a bonus. Clown Dallas, play arduous on Sundays, and also you’re good as gold to Philly fans. The loopy half is that Parsons is an precise Pennsylvania native. And followers wasted no time booing him at this occasion. However when you crossover to the Cowboys, you get no love within the state of Pennsylvania.
Somebody should’ve despatched Brown the identical memo as a result of he didn’t waste any time. He went proper for the highest defender for the Cowboys. That sounds humorous, contemplating Parsons is heading into his second yr as an expert. However he’s the reigning Defensive Rookie of the Yr and earned All-Professional honors final season. So, A.J. determined to go large sport looking.
Whereas Parsons has since downplayed the trash talk (perhaps he realized his lesson after the Draymond Inexperienced incident), make no mistake, psychological notes have been taken. Brown’s trash discuss shall be on the high of Parsons’ thoughts when the Eagles and Cowboys meet in Week 6 on NBC for Sunday Evening Soccer. Dallas and Philly have had some traditional showdowns over time on the identical Sunday Evening stage.
Positive, Brown could have gained favor with the town of Philly, particularly these in attendance on the charity occasion. However he’s additionally put an enormous purple goal on his back and front heading into the season. Micah and A.J. will turn into acquainted rapidly in that first sport, assembly throughout the center of the sphere. However there are additionally 10 different defenders on the sphere Brown must be involved with.
How They Rank
This rivalry has all the time been intense and has turn into increasingly more bitter. The Eagles have arguably turn into the Cowboys’ greatest rival within the division in the course of the twenty first century. Historically, it’d been Dallas-Washington, however during the last two-plus many years, it’s clearly turn into Philadelphia. It’s one of many NFL’s and the NFC East’s greatest rivalries.
In rating the rivalries of the NFC East, the Cowboys are concerned within the high three.
- Cowboys vs. Eagles
- Cowboys vs. Giants
- Cowboys vs. Washington (whoever they’re this week)
The Cowboys-Giants rivalry is shut, however I believe the Eagles barely edge them out. Washington has been so unhealthy for thus lengthy that the feud with Dallas has misplaced a few of its luster. For the reason that flip of the century, when the league started to focus rather more on highlighting the quarterback place, the Commanders haven’t had a long-term franchise QB. Robert Griffin III had one excellent season, then received injured and fell off a cliff.
After Griffin, there have been names like Kirk Cousins (good however not an elite title), Case Keenum, and a past-his-prime Alex Smith. And let’s not neglect the loveable underdog, Taylor Heinicke. Nice story, however he wasn’t the reply both.
Clearly, Brown did his homework upon being traded to Philly. Are available, throw dust on any and the whole lot, Cowboys, then the remaining is simple.