With their win over the Washington Redskins this past week, the Philadelphia Eagles moved within one game of the Dallas Cowboys for the NFC East title. The two teams face off this Sunday in a game that could see the Cowboys double their lead in the division – or forfeit it to the Eagles. Ahead of the big game, one Eagles player is counting on the Cowboys coming down to earth.
On Wednesday, Eagles linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill expressed supreme confidence that the Cowboys would “choke” when the Eagles play them at AT&T Stadium.
“…Look at Dallas’ history. They always choke. So we’ll go down there and make them choke,”Grugier-Hill said.
The Cowboys are currently riding a four-game winning streak – the second-longest in the league.
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In fairness to Grugier-Hill, Dallas has gained a reputation for collapses late in seasons and in the playoffs in recent years.
The team has won just two playoff games in the last 22 years and has not been to the NFC Championship Game since 1995, when they ultimately won Super Bowl XXX against the Steelers.
However, up until last year the Eagles had a considerable history of choke jobs in the regular season and playoffs.
Prior to last year’s win over the Patriots in Super Bowl LI, the Eagles had never won a Super Bowl, going 0-2 in the big game. In appearances from 2008 to 2013, the Eagles had also lost four straight playoff games.