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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The Difference Between the Cowboys and the Eagles

So . . . how many times can you rip Eagles’ owner Jeffrey Lurie for talking out of his backside without getting bored? Apparently, at least once more.

Lurie did his usual job of shoveling a lot of hollow talk about Super Bowls at the beginning of the season. I believe this year’s version of the Eagles being the “gold standard” was that they had the “pedal to the metal” to win it all.

At today’s trade deadline the Eagles’ big move was to cut running back Tony Hunt, a fairly high draft choice, and sign a special teams player.

Jerry Jones, the Dallas Cowboys’ owner with several Lombardi trophies in his possession, acquired wide receiver Roy Williams from the Detroit Lions for a first, third, and sixth-round pick next year, and a seventh-round pick in 2010. This is a guy that lost his quarterback for four weeks on Sunday, lost his cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones to suspension today, and last year took the receiver the Eagles just couldn’t handle and still haven’t replaced in Terrell Owens.

Maybe he’ll let Lurie touch one of his trophies some day. Then he could really talk about Super Bowls. He clearly has no intention of doing anything about actually winning one of his own.

The only “pedal to the metal” Lurie ever pressed was the one for profits. Winning continues to be a secondary issue.

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