Hawk: Thanksgiving Turkey Is Overrated

A.J. Hawk isn't big on Thanksgiving – for many reasons

Taz and the Moose
November 26, 2019 - 10:57 am
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For many people, Thanksgiving is their favorite holiday, if not one of their favorite days of the year.

A.J. Hawk, however, is not one of those people.

“Without tying to sound like a huge downer or a grump, I don’t really care about any of it,” the Super Bowl champion said on Taz & The Moose. “I enjoy being with my family and everybody and hanging out and the camaraderie and all that, but I’m not going crazy about certain meals. I like turkey. I put turkey in my eggs every morning, but Thanksgiving turkey, I think, is highly overrated.”

Hawk and his wife hosted a “Friends-giving” Monday night. It was fine.

“I ate a bunch of turkey and a little bit of stuffing,” Hawk said, mildly unimpressed. “I don’t go too crazy, though. It’s just another day . . . (to) hang out with my family.”

While Hawk might not love Thanksgiving food, there’s at least plenty of football to watch in between plates. The Cowboys (6-5) host the Bills (8-3) on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. ET. Dallas has lost five of eight since its 3-0 start, and if Jason Garrett is wise, he will find a way to win this game, especially after being criticized by Jerry Jones following the Cowboys’ loss in Foxboro.

Just how hot is Garrett’s seat right now?

“You would think it’s very hot when the owner comes out and says that,” Hawk said. “Jerry seems to have, up until this point, really been on board with Jason Garrett and saying all the right things to the media. But when your owner – the guy that is making every single decision in that building – when he comes out and he seems to be critical of something that is pretty out of the norm for him as far as supporting his head coach, I feel like yeah, you’ve got to be a little bit worried if you’re Jason Garrett. I can’t imagine him being back next year if they don’t get to the NFC Championship or Super Bowl.”