- Dallas had begun the season 2-0 after looking impressive before the shock loss
- Prescott completed 25 of 40 passes for 249 yards, a touchdown and an INT
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ESPN’s Stephen A Smith opened Monday’s episode of the show ‘First Take’ by obnoxiously trolling Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott.
Prescott and the Cowboys were on the wrong end of a massive upset after they suffered a 28-16n loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.
Smith’s intro for the episode featured a clip of him throwing out the first pitch at a New York Yankees game and as the ball fell drastically short of home plate.
As he spoke over the clip Smith said: ‘You know I know that, that pitch right there made me look bad. I know that it wasn’t a shining moment. ‘I know that I didn’t live up to expectations. But I will remind the American public and the world: “I am not a professional thrower of any ball. This dude is”‘.
Smith then laughed as he pointed to the camera with both hands before a picture of Prescott appeared on the screen.
ESPN’s Stephen A Smith opened Monday’s episode of ‘First Take’ by trolling Dak Prescott
Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys suffered a shocking upset defeat to Arizona Cardinals
Smith compared Prescott’s throwing to his own awful first pitch at the Yankees last week
Prescott completed 25 of 40 passes for 249 yards, a touchdown, and an interception.
The interception happened with just over three minutes remaining in the fourth quarter and would end up sealing the Cowboys fate.
The defeats dents what had been an encouraging start to the season from the Cowboys. They beat the Giants 40-0 in New York to start the season with a ruthless performance.
They then beat the other team in New York – the Jets – who were of course without Aaron Rodgers. The Cowboys won that game 30-10.
This is not the first time in recent days that Smith and ‘First Take’ have become the center of attention while talking about the Cowboys either.
ESPN’s Bart Scott was recently slammed both on-air and on social media after an ill-timed joke about Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs suffering a season-ending torn ACL.
‘This is a major, major blow for Dallas and like Stephen. A always says “Just wait, something bad always happens”,’ Scott said, referring to Smith’s cynicism of the Cowboys in previous seasons.
But Scott’s attempt at a smart ending to his comments backfired immediately, with both Smith and Ryan Clark shooting him down.
‘No, don’t start that, don’t start that,’ Clark called out, before Stephen A. intervened.
ESPN’s Bart Scott joked about Trevon Diggs getting hurt on ‘First Take’ and received backlash
Diggs will miss the rest of the season with a torn Achilles after the Cowboys made a super start
‘Let me tell you, first of all, I wouldn’t do that right now in all seriousness,’ Smith said in a sombre tone.
‘This is a season -ending injury, I’m certainly not going to joke about that with Trevon Diggs, my brother.’
Diggs was hurt in practice on Thursday with the Cowboys, a day after his 25th birthday and the injury is a massive blow for Dallas.