Cowboys owner Jerry Jones admitted to a Dallas sports talk radio station on Tuesday that he's "scared" of the Philadelphia Eagles.
"Because it is the Eagles and after the butt-kicking they gave us up in Philadelphia, I'm scared," Jones said Tuesday on 105.3 The Fan per Tim McMahon of ESPN Dallas. "It's that kind of feeling. The respect turns into being afraid of what they can do to you if you have some breakdowns out there, so you can put that scared there if you want to. I think sometimes I know I do my best when I'm scared."
The Eagles have won their last two games to sneak back into the NFC East title picture. The path to the postseason is explicitly laid out for the Eagles. This Saturday, the Eagles must beat the Cowboys and the Jets must beat the Giants. In Week 17, the Eagles must knock off the Redskins and the Giants must hand Dallas a defeat. That would leave the Eagles, Cowboys and Giants tied at 8-8. The Eagles win the tiebreaker over Dallas based on head-to-head matchup. The Eagles edge the Giants based on a better division record.
Dallas came to Philadelphia in Week 8 and the Eagles won handily 34-7 behind a career-high 185 rushing yards and two touchdowns by running back LeSean McCoy.
Jones might do his best when he's scared, but the only thing that matters is how the two teams involved in this game play on the field.
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