When Washington Football Team linebacker Jon Bostic took out Dallas Cowboys quarterback Andy Dalton in the third quarter with a late-hit to the head, many expected there to be a brouhaha.
But there was no on-field kerfuffle. No skirmish. Not even much jawing between the offensive and defensive players.
Instead, the Dallas players did not much of anything. ESPN analyst and former NFL quarterback Dan Orlovsky called the non-response to Bostic’s hit a “punking” and an embarrassing moment for the Cowboys.
“It’s embarrassing!” Orlovsky said Monday. “I don’t wanna hear that they have backup offensive lineman in the game - Ezekiel Elliott’s not a backup, Amari Cooper’s not a backup, (Michael) Gallup’s not a backup, CeeDee Lamb - they’re not backups. I don’t wanna hear that they’re beat-up and those backups aren’t used to being in that moment.
“You’re taught from a very early age in football: You don’t let anybody, you don’t let anybody punk you or your teammates. There’s a big difference between getting beat up on the scoreboard because you’re not good enough - I get all that - and there’s a big difference in getting punked. And then taking that punking. And that’s what the Cowboys did in that moment.”
“That’s the most embarrassing mom