November 13, 2017
We're still a little less than a week out from a key divisional matchup between the rival Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles, but the hype has already begun — specifically, a Dallas wide receiver getting into it with a Philadelphia radio host notorious for pushing people's buttons.
Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott had a rough go of it Sunday afternoon against the Falcons, getting sacked eight times and losing two fumbles.
While he rushed for a touchdown and threw no picks, he had no touchdown passes in the 27-7 road loss.
Prescott was without Pro Bowl left tackle Tyron Smith protecting him, as he was out of the game with back and groin injuries.
His team also was without star running back Ezekiel Elliott, who is finally serving a six-game suspension for incidents of physical violence against his former girlfriend, allegations Elliott has disputed and ultimately unsuccessfully appealed.
SportsRadio WIP host Howard Eskin said that Sunday's perfomance against Atlanta proved Prescott, who overall is having a good season statistically, "is not that special." That didn't sit well with Cowboys wideout Cole Beasley.
The #cowboys have real problems as we saw in loss to #falcons. Without RB Zeke Elliott QB Dak Prescott is not that special. As it turns out Jerry Jones should have let Elliott take his suspension early in the season. #eagles next Sunday night. @SportsRadioWIP— Howard Eskin (@howardeskin) November 13, 2017
This is the dumbest shit I've ever heard. Dak is that dude. https://t.co/bnlUlYsWkV— Cole Beasley (@Bease11) November 13, 2017
I didn't know the dude was from philly. Don't care honestly. Nobody is about to discredit my quarterback who has done nothin but ball since he stepped through the door.— Cole Beasley (@Bease11) November 13, 2017
Eskin responded to Beasely's comment, tweeting that Prescott is not the same quarterback without a running game.
If Dak is that Dude he should be better at feeling the pressure and reading the pressure. Easy to give him a pass because of OL injury. Prescott not same QB without running game. The #cowboys got SMOKED by an ordinary #Falcons team. See ya next week @SportsRadioWIP https://t.co/OczQT8YiOU— Howard Eskin (@howardeskin) November 13, 2017
Here's to hoping Eskin, who reports from the sideline for WIP radio broadcasts of Eagles games, encounters Beasley sometime during the primetime matchup. Sunday night can't come soon enough!