The Dallas Cowboys walloped the Philadelphia Eagles 41-21 on Monday Night Football. Philadelphia second-year quarterback Jalen Hurts completed 25-of-39 passes for 326 yards, two touchdowns, two interceptions (one pick-six), and an 86.0 passer rating, while adding nine carries for 35 yards in the loss (no other Eagles player even had more than two carries).
After the game, Hurts took ownership for the loss, even though the loss was about much more than his performance. That’s the kind of leadership you want to see from a young quarterback.
But Hurts used a very unique way to talk about learning from the loss and moving on:
“I take responsibility for how this game went tonight. I take responsibility for that. I’m going to learn from it. We’re going to be a better team from it. I believe that. I truly believe that. You take you a deuce, you don’t sit there and look at it. You flush it and move on. We’re going to flush it and move on.”
🔥 Eagles QB Jalen Hurts 🔥
"I take responsibility for how this game went tonight… I'm going to learn from it… You take you a deuce, you don't sit there and look at it. You flush it and move on. We're going to flush it and move on." https://t.co/A9I4YXmLKm pic.twitter.com/bY2CovhA7x
— Jeff Skversky (@JeffSkversky) September 28, 2021
That’s certainly one way to explain it.
After flushing away this loss, Hurts and the Eagles will move on to another very challenging task when they host the Kansas City Chiefs (1-2 and angry) on Sunday in Philadelphia.