6:00 AM ET
PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham is always on the hunt for his next mark, and as their Week 8 matchup against the Dallas Cowboys wore on, one emerged in wide receiver Amari Cooper.
Cowboys backup quarterback Ben DiNucci was struggling in his first career start. Graham noticed Cooper beginning to sag in the midst of an unproductive day (one catch, five yards), so Graham — an elite and relentless trash-talker — turned his attention to the star wideout, telling him he “might as well hang up the cleats” and “get ready for next week!” because his efforts were futile.
• ‘You mad, bro?’, ‘Ice up, son!’ and more: Take our NFL trash talk quiz
• Are players still trash-talking during games in 2020 without fans?
• Philip Rivers is the NFL’s king of G-rated trash talk
• Trash talk, dad jokes and love: Bucs find out more about QB Tom Brady
“I knew the rap sheet on him. His body language is bad, so when you see his body language [worsen] I’m like, ‘Oh yeah, I’m about to get him.’ So I started talking to him,” Graham told ESPN, beginning