Count Herm Edwards among those who disliked the Cowboys’ Dak Prescott tweet.
After the 49ers defeated the Cowboys 19-12 on Sunday to advance to the NFC Championship game, the Cowboys’ Twitter account threw Prescott under the bus.
“Dak Prescott gave the ball away twice in the narrow loss to the 49ers, in a matchup the Cowboys had a chance to win if they didn’t re-wound themselves,” the account read.
Edwards appeared on ESPN’s “This Just In” Monday and said the post rubbed him the wrong way.
“What I want to say, I can’t say on air because I’m a good Catholic man,” Edwards said, as described by Mediaite. “I’m not going to go with it, but I’ll say this; it’s unfortunate. It’s real when you think of someone in the organization. You are entitled to your opinion, but this thing is called team.”
The 68-year-old Edwards rejoined ESPN in recent months after coaching Arizona State since 2018. He diagnosed this as a problem with Cowboys culture.
“If you single out a particular individual to say that you personally want to blame them, I don’t believe in that,” Edwards said. “I just don’t do it, I’m not built that way. This is kind of the Dallas Cowboys’ problem. It’s always someone else’s fault… Let me put the blame on this one person because it’s not about us as a football team. They played a football game yesterday which I thought they played very well.”
Prescott signed a four-year, $160 million contract with the Cowboys in the 2021 off-season. Even if they were so inclined, the team practically wouldn’t be able to move away from him this off-season as his 2023 deal is nearly $90 million in dead cap money includes.