The journey to Super Bowl LVII wasn’t an easy one, but when it comes to describing how the Philadelphia Eagles got there, some people have some explaining to do. In particular, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.
Jones made a comment earlier this month about the Eagles saying they put all of their eggs in one basket. That they did that in order to win this season. He said his own Cowboys, on the contrary, thought more long-term about the state of their team.
Bewildered by the statement, Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie phoned former Cowboys head coach, Hall of Famer, and Fox NFL Sunday analyst Jimmy Johnson. Lurie asked Johnson what was up with all that.
“I said, ‘I have no idea,’” Johnson said after reporters in Arizona asked him about Jerry Jones’ comments, via the Philadelphia Inquirer. Johnson attended a media event and talked more about the inaneness of Jones’ opinion. “Philadelphia has a couple of first-round picks in the  NFL draft. They’ve got extra picks down the road. They’ve got some very talented players. They’ve got some talented young players.”
They sure do. Running back Miles Sanders comes to mind. He rushed for 1,269 yards this season with a career-best 11 touchdowns and two in the NFC Championship win.
The 25-year-old is in it for the long haul also being a huge impact off the field.
Even Eagles linebacker Haason Reddick referred to his own team as “1A and 1B.” Just filled to the brim with talent.
And as for those draft picks, Eagles GM Howie Roseman managed to snag the No. 10 overall selection in the upcoming draft away from the New Orleans Saints. That has “future” written all over it.
Johnson doesn’t have the same mentality as Jones does on the Eagles.
“I think the Philadelphia Eagles are gonna be good for a long time,” Johnson said.