For the past two weeks now there has been an ongoing battle between Cowboys corner Mike Jenkins and Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson. Before the Week 17 matchup, Jenkins instigated the talks by saying they weren’t worried by Jackson’s deep threat ability. Personally, I was surprised when Jackson didn’t shoot back at Jenkins. Rather, he played it off and would let it be settled on the field. Words were exchanged on the field, and I’m sure Jackson couldn’t make a very good stand much of the game as his offense was shutout.
This week Jackson came out and made the now infamous “sting they ass” comment. The Cowboys secondary heard about this and has said they will be ready. If all this wasn’t enough, Jackson hopped on UStream and commented on how the Cowboys put multiple defenders on him and were essentially scared. Jenkins fired back after hearing this saying they ran man coverage the whole game.
So the words have been exchanged and may continue to be up until Saturday night is over. However, words don’t mean anything. At the end of Saturday night, the winner of this little Jenkins-Jackson battle will show on the scoreboard. It doesn’t matter if either one of them play. One of them will be able to say they’re still in the playoffs and the other will not.
With all that he has said this week, I hope Jackson comes out on Saturday and plays the game of his life. The Eagles are going to need him to make plays and I think he owes it to himself to step up.
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