Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy said after Sunday’s game that he was not pleased with the way his players reacted to the hit on Andy Dalton.
Cowboys legend Troy Aikman feels a bit differently.
During a Tuesday morning appearance on 96.7 The Ticket, Aikman actually downplayed the lack of fight that was shown by Cowboys players after Washington linebacker Jon Bostic unleashed a dirty hit to Dalton’s head that got him ejected from the game.
“The way that Dalton reacted after getting hit, my reaction on my couch was, ‘I hope he’s OK.’ He just seemed like he was really, really injured, beyond a concussion,” Aikman said. “I thought, ‘Oh my gosh, I hope Andy’s OK.’ And I felt like that’s how the players reacted. So I think that had Mike answered that question differently at the postgame press conference, I don’t think the national media would have jumped on that.”
Aikman added that he believes Cowboys players were “more concerned with (Dalton’s) well-being as opposed to (retaliating).”
Aikman may have a point, but somebody should’ve stepped up and did something.