Josh Norman had all the confidence in the world when he blasted Dak Prescott just days before the matchup against the Dallas Cowboys.
“You stand back there in the pocket all day and go through your first, second and third reads and come back to your first one, OK, cool. Anybody can do that,” Norman said on Thursday, via the Associated Press. “At the end of the day, he’s been playing well. As you can see, he’s evolved. He’s growing in the system. He’s just taking his keys and picking his targets and throwing the ball on time.”
The Washington Redskins cornerback wasn’t happy about his comments about him were construed earlier in the week, and he made sure to let reporters know about it after the game.
Via the Dallas Morning News:
“That’s my brother, that’s a kin,” Norman said, “Like I understand where he’s coming from. He’s going to get his when his time comes. He’s a great quarterback. All these guys that we play are.
“I just wish that media would respect that and understand and don’t try to twist people. … It just really sucks when that happens.”
Norman continued his tirade:
“I really wish that [reporter] would come and have a conversation with me about it, because that’s the whole reason why athletes, entertainers don’t want to [expletive] with you guys,” Norman said, via USA Today. “Just to be 100 with you, it’s no need.
“I understand where he’s coming from. He’s going to get his, when his time comes. He’s a great quarterback. All these guys that we play are. I just wish media would respect that and understand, and don’t try to twist people when [it’s] their best opportunity and chance to get out there.”
“There are good reporters that actually come here and do the job they’re supposed to do, hold their head high and you respect them,” he continued. “But it’s those sour apples, man, that make y’all’s job suck. It really is. And it’s sad. It really is sad.”
Prescott went 26 of 30 for 269 yards and threw three touchdowns to lead the Cowboys past Norman and the Redskins.