It’s been a rough couple of weeks for Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett. Back-to-back losses to the New Orleans Saints and Green Bay Packers were dwarfed by the embarrassment of losing to the winless New York Jets on Sunday.
The loss dropped Dallas to 3-3. But the Cowboys have a golden opportunity for some redemption this coming week against the rival Philadelphia Eagles.
Earlier today, Eagles head coach Doug Pederson boldly guaranteed victory over the Cowboys.
When told by reporters, Garrett responded to Pederson’s guarantee – but not exactly with a bold claim of his own.
Per Cowboys writer Clarence Hill Jr., Garrett responded to Pederson’s words by telling everyone how excited he was for the challenge.
“We are excited about the challenge. They are a great football team. We are going to focus on the challenge to play great football Sunday night.”
Hill, unimpressed with the lukewarm statement, added a GIF that reflected his thoughts.
Jason Garrett's response to Doug Pederson's guaranteed win: "We are excited about the challenge. They are a great football team. We are going to focus on the challenge to play great football Sunday night." pic.twitter.com/3BejBbQXuI
— Clarence Hill Jr (@clarencehilljr) October 14, 2019
As confident as Pederson and the Eagles may be, the Cowboys have plenty of reasons to be confident too.
They’re currently riding a three-game winning streak against the Eagles and have won two of their last three at AT&T Stadium.
The game will be played on Sunday at 8:20 p.m. EST and will air on NBC.