Friday, August 1, 2014
LeSean McCoy: 'I own Dallas'
By Tim MacMahon
Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy ’s comment was made in jest, but it could make for decent bulletin-board fodder anyway.
“I own Dallas,” McCoy boasted to Eagles fans as he walked over to greet ex-Cowboys receiver Michael Irvin of the NFL Network at Friday’s practice.
That’s far from the most inflammatory comment from a rivalry that has featured the “Bounty Bowl” and Philly fans cheering as Irvin lay on the hard Veterans Stadium turf with a neck injury that ended his career. It’s just a little fun in the middle of the summer.
But is it accurate?
The Eagles are 4-4 in regular-season games in which McCoy played against the Cowboys. By that standard, the Cowboys own the NFL.
And the Cowboys won the playoff meeting between the teams in the 2009 season.
McCoy has put up some pretty impressive numbers in those eight regular-season games against the Cowboys, rushing for 695 yards and two touchdowns on 134 carries and catching 24 passes for 144 yards and a score.
The playoff game? McCoy was not a factor, gaining 24 yards on five carries and catching a 9-yard pass.
McCoy had the last laugh against the Cowboys, rushing for 131 yards on 27 carries in the Eagles’ Week 17 win-or-go-home victory last year. But considering the Eagles have lost more than half their meetings with the Cowboys during McCoy’s career, his trash talk stretched the truth.