Kamu Grugier-Hill: Cowboys always choke

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No doubt, Kamu Grugier-Hill‘s quote already has made its way to the Cowboys’ electronic message board in the locker room. It probably won’t make Doug Pederson happy.

“Look at Dallas’ history,” the linebacker said, via John Clark of NBC Sports Philadelphia. “They always choke, so we’ll go down there and make them choke.”

The Cowboys have won four games in a row, including a 27-20 victory over the Eagles on Nov. 11. Grugier-Hill dropped a Dak Prescott pass that hit him in the hands, which likely would have resulted in a pick-six in the first quarter with the Cowboys at their own 8-yard line.

It’s hard to say a team “always” chokes when they have five Lombardi Trophies in their lobby. But, yes, Eagles fans will point out the Cowboys’ most recent title came in 1995, with no NFC Championship Game appearances since, and Philadelphia is the reigning Super Bowl champion.

The teams are playing for first place in the NFC East with Dallas entering a game ahead of the Eagles. But the Cowboys close with Indianapolis, Tampa Bay and the Giants, while the Eagles finish with the Rams, Texans and Washington.

37 responses to “Kamu Grugier-Hill: Cowboys always choke

  1. I don’t even know what a Kamu is but quite the mouth for someone who will ultimately end up being “just a guy”.

  2. Was worried the Cowboys might look past or take the Eagles for granted. Guess that’s not going to happen now.

  3. They don’t “Always” choke. It’s just the last 22 years or so that they have.
    Nick Foles has more playoff wins in the past year than the Dallas Cowboys have since their last title.

  4. Truth hurts Cowboy fans! But what he said is inarguably correct. The Dallas Cowboys choke in December. It is kind of their defining characteristic.

  5. therealjr says:
    December 5, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    I don’t even know what a Kamu is
    It’s a Hawaiian name. Grugier-Hill was born in Hawaii. But please, continue on ridiculing things you don’t understand or are unfamiliar with – it makes you seem smart.

  6. He is a depth LB…..has some speed and decent instincts for lb. and apparently a can predict the future as well.

    Hope that helps

  7. Kamu,

    As true as that may be, this is not wise to say.
    Especially since this is NOT a playoff game.
    Had this been Wild Card Weekend I’d encourage the team to talk away, focusing on details such as their 2 Playoff wins in 22 years or how Tupac was alive for their last Lombardi… Et Cetera, Et Cetera, Et Cetera…

  8. Eagles can win this weekend and they’re still finished. You’re telling me that they’re also going to sweep the Rams (11-1) and Texans (9-3) as well? Not a chance. They barely snuck by a terrible Giants team and almost definitely would have lost to the Redskins if they weren’t being led by Mark Sanchez (even then, it was a 1 point game into the 4th quarter).

    This is a team that recently lost by 41 points to the Saints. They’re not going to beat the Rams or Texans.

  9. It’s funny how much this eagles team talks but haven’t backed anything up this year. Hate both teams especially the cowboys but hope they win.

  10. “Eagles win one game in 60 years and they think they have a place at the table”

    If I’m the Eagles, I’d be careful about throwing around statements like that. After all, how many times did Andy Reid and Donovan McNabb choke in the NFC title game and Super Bowl?

  11. “But, yes, Eagles fans will point out the Cowboys’ most recent title came in 1995, with no NFC Championship Game appearances since, and Philadelphia is the reigning Super Bowl champion.”

    For anyone 23 or younger, “always” is 100% accurate.

  12. I’m a diehard haven’t misssed a Sunday of football in 30+ years Cowboy fan. The Eagles are Super Bowl champs. They earned the right to talk. No problem with it. If Dallas wants to prove him wrong, then win out. Otherwise he’s right.

  13. Nothing tops being infamous franchise that thought benching a Superbowl MVP QB was a good idea…there’s a rule in life…it goes something like this…if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it…but yeah sure…philly could be the exception to the rule…lol

  14. ibillwt says:
    December 5, 2018 at 8:44 pm
    well now, the man does have a point. until they prove otherwise we have to assume dallas will choke out in the big games.
    Some feel that last week against New Orleans was a big game.

  15. All I know is that the Eagles are not going to play the Cowboys to lose. Neither are the Giants to close out the year. Divisional games in December, these are the games that matter.

    In between, the Cowboys face the Colts and the Buccaneers. Those teams aren’t going to play to lose either.

    What matters at this point, all that matters is beating Dallas. If doing so leads to a division title or a playoff appearance, so much the better. But beating Dallas is otherwise their Super Bowl. That’s what makes this stretch a tough row to hoe for this young Cowboys team.

  16. Definitely a brash comment for a young up and coming LB. However, is he wrong? Especially under the Clapper that Cowboy team is known for choke jobs and being overrated all the time. Plus the Eagles won the SB, so he can talk a little smack. I guess we’ll see on Sunday but regardless, neither of these teams are winning the SB this year. The Eagles gave too many injuries and the Cowboys don’t have a good enough QB to even be considered a contender.

  17. He’s not lying. In HIS lifetime, the Cowboys have always choked (ok-he was actually alive the last time they won a SB. he was 8 months old). In fact, there isn’t a single player who was in the league the last time they won a meaningful game. Tom Brady was 18. That’s how long ago it was.

  18. As a longtime Cowboy fan, it’s hard to dispute his claim, and personally since his team are the defending Champs, more power to him, come Sunday my team will change it’s stripes, welcome his challenge or they won’t..simple as that..

    My bet is the challenge has been accepted.

    Can’t wait for Sunday 4:35 Est

  19. Talking smack to a team that can virtually eliminate you/Eagles from the Playoffs in week 14 regardless of what they’ve done the last 20yrs = throwing gas on the fire = NOT TOO SMART!!!

    Enjoy sitting at home and watching the Playoffs from the comfort of your couch like the rest of us common fans, in 4 weeks you’ll simply be one of us.

  20. Dallas Lombardi’s 5

    Eagles Lombardi’s 1

    Dallas NFC Championships 8

    Eagles NFC Championships 3


    Thought this kid needed to see the stats, just because he wasn’t alive or was too young to remember those Dallas SBs and NFC titles doesn’t mean they didn’t happen! Phila has one good year in the 21 century and some of their players just can’t keep their mouth shut.

    After listening to the Eagles players and fans talk trash since last years SB(we’re not going to have a SB hangover, we’re too talented and all kinds of other trash) I’m going to enjoy watching the Cowboys eliminate you this weekend and I’m not even a Cowboys fan!

  21. While I understand the sentiment, if you really analyze it, it’s hard to say the Cowboys “always choke.”

    Granted, from 2010 – 2012 under Garrett, they did choke. But since 2013, they were in position to make the playoffs but Romo got hurt. They lost to the Eagles with Kyle Orton at the helm.

    I know Eagles fans will point out that they lost Wentz and still made the Super Bowl. But, I think Foles was a little better than Orton. But let’s not forget that Foles also had 3 games to prepare for the playoff run, plus a first-round bye. And, in his first game starting, the Eagles were losing to a Giants team that finished 3-13 year and needed a 4-TD rally to win. So, with Orton coming off the bench with one week to prepare, of course, they lost.

    In 2014, they infamously lost to the Packers in the divisional round of the playoffs on Dez Bryant’s non-catch catch. On fourth down with about 5 minutes to go, Bryant caught the ball at the 1-yard line. But, the catch was overturned. That’s not to say that if they score there, they win. But, that’s hardly choking.

    In 2015, Romo was injured and Dallas struggled. Again, I wouldn’t call that choking.

    In 2016, Dallas once again lost to the Packers in the divisional round. This time, however, Dallas had the lead in the final minutes. But, Rodgers hit Jared Cook on the sideline with a perfect (and improbable) pass. Then, Crosby hit the winning FG with 3 seconds left. Again, I wouldn’t consider that choking.

    In 2017, Dallas struggled due to the loss of Zeke, Smith, and Lee. But, they didn’t choke.

    Again, while I get the sentiment, it’s not entirely true of late. The problem is that none of this is enough to change the narrative some people have. The only thing that would change it is winning it all.

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