The Cowboys have been a walking disaster for the last decade and a half. As a result, Smith and Kellerman have had a lot of fun ripping Dallas on “First Take,” the most popular show on ESPN.
On Thursday’s episode of “First Take,” Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman debated who is more important to the Cowboys’ success between team owner Jerry Jones and QB Dak Prescott. During the segment, Smith hilariously trolled himself and Kellerman while making fun of the Cowboys.
The Cowboys have only four playoff wins since winning Super Bowl 30
The Cowboys defeated the Steelers in Super Bowl 30 by a final score of 27-17. That is the last time Dallas played in a Super Bowl.
Since winning Super Bowl 30, the Cowboys have won only four playoff games. Despite being called America’s Team, Dallas hasn’t lived up to the hype and usually makes news for the wrong reasons. The franchise has been a walking piece of mediocrity. That is one of Stephen A. Smith’s signature lines when discussing the Cowboys on “First Take.”
Max Kellerman has said many times that Jerry Jones is to blame for the Cowboys’ demise. He’s a great owner, but Jones–who is also the team’s general manager, makes many foolish transactions. The latest two were hiring Mike McCarthy as head coach and not giving Dak Prescott a contract extension before the 2020 season.
Nothing makes Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman smile more than seeing the Cowboys fail. Smith, one of the funniest sports pundits in America, explained to Kellerman how long it has been since the Cowboys were contenders by joyfully pointing out what they both were doing back in the day.
Stephen A. Smith makes fun of himself and Max Kellerman while trolling the Cowboys
Stephen A. Smith said that the last time the Cowboys were contenders, he had a hairline, and Max Kellerman was a rapper. For those who don’t know, Kellerman used to be a rapper before he became a famous sports media member.
Both Smith and Kellerman started laughing after Stephen A.’s funny comment. These two have a tremendous rapport with each other and are must-see TV.
The Cowboys went 6-10 during the 2020 season. The team struggled after losing Dak Prescott to a gruesome foot injury in Week 5 versus the Giants. Jerry Jones’ image took a significant hit after Prescott’s injury since he didn’t do the right thing and extend his QB’s contract before the season.
Neither Stephen A. Smith nor Max Kellerman expects the Cowboys to be good anytime soon. In fact, Kellerman thinks Dallas will be putrid as long as Jerry Jones is the GM.
Will Dak Prescott get franchise tagged again?
If the Cowboys use the franchise tag on Dak Prescott again, it would cost them $37.7 million, per Todd Archer of ESPN. Prescott played the 2020 season on a $31.4 million franchise tag.
Before he got hurt against the Giants, Prescott was on pace for his best statistical season with the Cowboys. He had 1,856 passing yards and nine touchdown passes.
The Cowboys and Prescott’s agent can resume negotiations on a long-term deal now that Dallas’ offseason has started.
Stats courtesy of Football Reference.