ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith found a way to bash the Dallas Cowboys at a seemingly unrelated event, The Game Awards, on Thursday night.
— The Game Awards (@thegameawards) December 11, 2020
Before presenting the award for “Best Esports Athlete,” Stephen A. said:
“I know what y’all are thinking: did they just bring Stephen A. Smith to The Game Awards in an effort to legitimize Esports as something equal to athletic sports?” he began. “Nah, that’s not they point, they’re doing their thing. When every major sports league in the nation shut down, Esports just kept on going. With that being said, I’ll say this much: All of the Esports athletes nominated are without question, more determined, more tenacious, and definitely win more than anybody on the Dallas Cowboys!”
He’s Not Wrong
The Cowboys look nothing like “America’s Team.”
Losing QB Dak Prescott was a huge blow.
To be fair, the Cowboys weren’t playing dominating football prior to him going down.
CBS Sports Radio host Jim Rome has taken the “America’s Team” nickname from the Dallas Cowboys and given it to the Cleveland Browns.
The Cowboys weren’t flexed out of primetime. America’s Team, the Browns, were flexed in.
— Jim Rome (@jimrome) December 10, 2020
At 3-9 with a brand new head coach who won a Super Bowl before, the Cowboys have certainly fallen short of preseason expectations.
He’s Not The Only One Making Public Comments
Former Cowboy greats from the glory days of the 90s are speaking out too.
Troy Aikman on a recent FOX telecast of a Cowboys game called the defense “atrocious”.
He’s not wrong either.
Then, there was Michael Irvin talking about the “new low” after the Cowboys Week 15 Sunday Night Football game against the 49ers was flexed to a day game while the Browns and Giants took the Sunday night primetime nationwide slot.
Michael Irvin on @1053thefan on the Cowboys getting flexed out of a prime time TV game in Week 15 for Browns vs. Giants: “Can you imagine, man, the Dallas Cowboys flexed out for the Cleveland Browns? Honestly, that’s a new low. That’s just absolutely a new low.”
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) December 11, 2020
NFC East Is Bad
The only thing saving the Cowboys from even more bashing is the fact that the entire NFC East division is terrible.
Both the New York Giants and the Washington Football Team are deadlocked in 1st place with 5-7 records.
Behind them are the hapless Philadelphia Eagles at 3-8-1, and the Cowboys are dead last.
Can The Cowboys Make The Playoffs?
It’s not impossible but doesn’t seem likely.
The New York Giants and Washington Football Team under veteran backup quarterbacks Colt McCoy and Alex Smith are gaining momentum.
In Week 14, the Cowboys could be mathematically eliminated under the following three-pronged scenario:
- Cowboys lose
- Washington wins
- Vikings, Bears, Cardinals, or Lions win
Truthfully, the offseason may be more entertaining than the regular season since we should expect Jerry Jones to make changes.
In the end, what Stephen A. Smith said about the Cowboys wasn’t wrong, but it’s not clear why he decided to vent about an NFL team during a video game award show.