Dallas Cowboys

Cowboys give TEs coach Mike Pope a game ball

Tight ends coach Mike Pope joked about the game ball he received after Sunday’s game.

“I’ve got to get that up on eBay,” Pope said.

The Cowboys honored the tight ends coach, who was fired by the Giants after last season. His Cowboys tight ends caught five passes for 92 yards and two touchdowns Sunday against Pope’s former team.

“I know he was loving this,” said Cowboys backup tight end Gavin Escobar, who had three catches for 65 yards and two touchdowns Sunday.

Pope coached with the Giants from 1983-91 and 2000-13, a part of all four of the franchise’s Super Bowl titles.

“He spent a lot of time in New York,” said Cowboys starting tight end Jason Witten, who had two catches for 27 yards. “You try to say it’s never personal, but I think for him to come on the other side and have success and win this game meant a lot to him.”