“When the Cowboys show up in Philadelphia, they get a warm welcome. It is a fantastic setting. It’s a fantastic game. And I can’t wait to get to Philly.” – Cris Collinsworth on the Cowboys-Eagles rivalry
“I just love the leadership and the professionalism. Those guys in the locker room, they respect him, they trust him, and they fight and claw for him.” – Rodney Harrison on Eagles QB Jalen Hurts
“The Cowboys defensive front is just off the charts. It might be the most impressive unit that we’ve seen all year long.” – Jason Garrett on the Cowboys’ defense
“I think we’re seeing a guy who’s getting more comfortable in the role…His team believes in him and the way they do things, and you can see that from the way they play.” – Tony Dungy on Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni
STAMFORD, Conn. – Oct. 13, 2022 – Sunday Night Football analyst Cris Collinsworth and Football Night in America analysts Tony Dungy, Rodney Harrison, and Jason Garrett previewed the Cowboys-Eagles Week 6 Sunday Night Football game on a media conference call yesterday.
The league-leading Philadelphia Eagles (5-0) and Jalen Hurts host Micah Parsons and the rival Dallas Cowboys (4-1) with first place in the NFC East on SNF. Coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET with Football Night in America, followed by kickoff at 8:20 p.m. ET from Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Penn., on NBC, Peacock and Universo.
For a complete transcript, click here. Following are highlights from the call:
Collinsworth on the rivalry: “When the Cowboys show up in Philadelphia, they get a warm welcome. It is a fantastic setting. It’s a fantastic game. And I can’t wait to get to Philly.”
Harrison: “There’s nothing like playing a divisional game for first place. I look forward to seeing both these great defenses continue to play lights out. And there’s nothing like having the Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles both relevant.”
Garrett on Eagles fans: “At 8:12 on Sunday night, the scoreboard is going to show Rocky running up and down the stairs. It’s been a tradition there for a long time, and the Philly crowd will be in a frenzy about their team and rightfully so. They have a lot to cheer about. They have no love for the team that they’re playing, and if they get off to a good start, it’s going to be a challenging environment for these Cowboys all night long.”
Harrison on the maturation of Eagles QB Jalen Hurts: “It’s the mental aspect. I love his no nonsense kind of demeanor. Even when he came out this weekend, he talked about, ‘Hey, we shouldn’t be happy at 5-0. We’ve still got work to do.’ To me, that’s setting an example…I’ve been impressed with his improvement as a quarterback, but I just love the leadership and the professionalism. Those guys in the locker room, they respect him, they trust him, and they fight and claw for him.”
Garrett on the Cowboys’ defense: “For me, the Cowboys defensive front is just off the charts. It might be the most impressive unit that we’ve seen all year long. The impact of Micah Parsons paired with guys like Demarcus Lawrence, it really is transformative for their team.”
Collinsworth: “This is not the defense that you want to get in and drop back in with. When they put up five and they drop Micah Parsons down there, I don’t care who you have in pass protection up front, it’s going to be a long night.”
Dungy on Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni’s improvement from year one to year two: “I think we’re seeing a guy who’s getting more comfortable in the role. He knows this team a lot better. I think he’s got a great relationship with this quarterback, and that is always helpful. I think he’s bringing out the best in Jalen Hurts. But I think his team believes in him and the way they do things, and you can see that from the way they play.”
Collinsworth on the impressive play of Eagles WR A.J. Brown: “I think the body type of A.J. Brown has really helped this team…He is such a physical presence in there that if you want to take him on and tackle him, you put yourself in trouble a little bit…I think A.J.’s physical component of this offense has really made a difference. It’s like having another tight end on the field that runs like a wide receiver.”
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