Grugier-Hill apologized to Eagles coach Doug Pederson, who was forced to answer questions about the comments during a teleconference call with Dallas media on Thursday.
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“It’s a rivalry game. I didn’t think too much about it,” Grugier-Hill said Friday. “I didn’t mean to disrespect this organization or Coach Pederson.”
But apparently Grugier-Hill hasn’t apologized to the Cowboys. They shouldn’t hold their breath. Another Eagles player dissed Dallas before their first meeting last month and a pregame scuffle broke out before the game.
“You look at Dallas’ history, they always choke,” Grugier-Hill said in his original comment. “So we’ll go down there and make them choke.”
Jason Garrett and his players downplayed the comments and took the high road. Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones dismissed the comment as well on his radio show Friday morning on KRLD/105.3 The Fan.
“That’s the competitor [talking],” Jones said. “I don’t want to have any response because he knows how much we respect them. They won a Super Bowl last year.”
The Cowboys (7-5) started their current four-game win streak with a 27-20 win against the Eagles (6-6) on Nov. 11 in Philadelphia.