Eagles linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill apologized to Philadelphia head coach Doug Pederson for calling the Cowboys “chokers” earlier in the week.
The trash talk came before the two teams’ Week 14 matchup, but Grugier-Hill realized he put his coach “in a hard spot.”
“It’s a rivalry game. I didn’t think too much about it,” Grugier-Hill said Friday, via ESPN. “I didn’t mean to disrespect this organization or coach Pederson. I have a lot of confidence in the guys and in myself going into this game, and I’m ready to play.”
This all started Wednesday when Grugier-Hill, who is in the middle of the best season of his career, said the Dallas organization has a history of choking.
“So we’ll go down there and make them choke,” he added.
Pederson called those comments “unfortunate” and said they don’t need to give their opponents anything that could eventually be used against them.
“I talk to the team a lot about how we don’t need to post anything that can be used on other teams’ website or bulletin board,” Pederson added.
Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott had his own response Thursday when asked if he had heard Grugier-Hill’s remarks, he initially said: “Who?”
The 7-5 Cowboys enter Sunday’s contest as 3.5-point favorites over the 6-6 Eagles.