Tell us how you really feel, Orlando Scandrick.
As noted by Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post, Scandrick was upset by comments Mike Ditka made before the game on ESPN earlier in the day.
Orlando Scandrick is going off on Mike Ditka right now for comments Ditka made on ESPN this morning.— Bart Hubbuch (@HubbuchNYP) November 25, 2013
Ditka said the Cowboys didn't have anyone capable of shutting down Victor Cruz, who ended up catching just two passes for 27 yards on the day.
Scandrick is pissed that Ditka said the Cowboys had no one capable of covering Victor Cruz.— Bart Hubbuch (@HubbuchNYP) November 25, 2013
Scandrick: "Ditka said we couldn't cover Cruz. Cruz had 1 catch on me that he fumbled, and it was returned for a touchdown."— Bart Hubbuch (@HubbuchNYP) November 25, 2013
Showing just how much Ditka's words pierced him, Scandrick dug deep into the past to slam the old ball coach for one of the most infamous personnel decisions the NFL has ever seen.
Scandrick: "Oh, really, Mike Ditka? The guy who traded his entire draft for a running back? That Mike Ditka?"— Bart Hubbuch (@HubbuchNYP) November 25, 2013
Scandrick also took exception to some alleged trash-talking done by the Giants during the game, but he didn't have any problems talking some smack of his own after the fact.
Scandrick on Giants: "Never in my life have I heard a 4-6 team talk like that. Talk, talk, talk. We had a better record and didn't talk."— Bart Hubbuch (@HubbuchNYP) November 25, 2013
Scandrick: "The Giants have a great coach. I have no earthly idea why he let them talk like that this week."— Bart Hubbuch (@HubbuchNYP) November 25, 2013
It's one thing to take exception to what someone on television says and use the perceived slight as motivation for success, but Scandrick wasn't content to let his actions speak for themselves.
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After the season the Cowboys have had, though, it's not surprising. Dallas entered Sunday's game with the NFL's worst pass defense, allowing 313 yards per game. Furthermore, Cruz had been a huge thorn in Dallas' side the last time the two teams met, catching five passes for 118 yards and three touchdowns.
No doubt the Giants won't soon forget the insults, but at this time, the team's more pressing concern is its 4-7 record heading into the final weeks of the season.
The Cowboys, on the other hand, can still reach the playoffs. With a record of 6-5, Dallas is tied with the Philadelphia Eagles for the lead in the NFC East, setting up what could be a division-deciding matchup in the final week of the season when the Eagles travel to Dallas.
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