Ravens coach John Harbaugh experienced the Eagles-Cowboys rivalry for nine years as a member of the Eagles staff. And he came up with some strong opinions on the differences between the Andy Reid era Eagles and the Jerry Jones-led Cowboys.
ESPN’s Matt Mosley points out a timely excerpt from a new book on the Eagles by Reuben Frank and Mark Eckel. Harbaugh was asked why the Eagles have had so much more success than the Cowboys over the last decade.
“Why is that? Because what Andy Reid and his program stand for the
opposite of what the Cowboys stand for. The Cowboys are a star system.
It’s all about building around individuals first and collecting talent,
collecting great players,” Harbaugh said.
“Andy has always been about building a team.
And over the long haul, it’s a team sport, and one of the greatest
examples of that is what’s happened with the Eagles and the Cowboys
over the last 10 years. The Cowboys stand for everything that’s wrong
with the NFL.”
The quote might be bulletin board material even though Harbaugh has moved on to the Ravens — where he delivered a devastating loss to Dallas in the final game at Texas Stadium.
Baltimore doesn’t face Dallas again this year, so Harbaugh’s words probably won’t have staying power. Still, it’s safe to say he won’t be interviewing with Jerry Jones if he’s ever looking for a job again.