Tiki: Cowboys have “no fight,” don’t care about their teammates

Tiki Barber blasted the Dallas Cowboys for their response – or lack thereof – in the wake of Andy Dalton’s concussion Sunday

Tiki and Tierney
October 26, 2020 - 7:38 pm
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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Andy Dalton was on the receiving end of a brutal hit against Washington on Sunday, one that left him unconscious and concussed.

Unfortunately for Dalton, his teammates didn’t seem to care.

“Jon Bostic destroys Andy Dalton as he’s sliding,” Tiki Barber said on Tiki & Tierney. “He’s well into his slide, and Jon Bostic comes and lays into him. He doesn’t go helmet-to-helmet, but he goes shoulder-to-helmet and knocks off Andy Dalton’s helmet. He’s clearly unconscious and concussed. And the Dallas Cowboys – offensive linemen, wide receivers, tight end, running back – are just kind of meandering around. Maybe one guy goes over and is like, ‘Are you all right?’ There was no fight.”

Barber couldn’t believe that.

“If that happens to your quarterback, you’re punching the nearest opposing color,” he said. “Seriously, that’s what you’re supposed to do. You got [nothing from the Cowboys].”

Bostic was ejected for the hit, but the Cowboys seemed unbothered by the transgression. Afterward, Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy said it “definitely was not the response you would expect.”

“What Mike McCarthy is saying is right: we expect more when your quarterback gets drilled like that by an opposing team,” Barber said. “They did nothing, which tells you there is no fight in this Dallas Cowboys team – at all. No fight, there’s no care, there’s no want-to – there’s no nothing. They don’t give two you-know-whats about their teammates, and it shows when something like that happens.”

Dalton signed a one-year deal with Dallas in March. He was making his second start in place of Dak Prescott, who suffered a season-ending ankle injury against the Giants in Week 5.

“Yes, Andy Dalton is not Dak Prescott . . . but he’s still your quarterback,” Barber said. “You go protect him or do something about it, and they did nothing."

The Cowboys (2-5) have lost four of their last five games.

"This is spiraling," Barber said. "What’s happening in Dallas is just spiraling. It started with ineptitude defensively at the beginning of the season . . . and then it continued and it kept going and then Dak gets hurt and then Zeke can’t hold on to the damn football and then you get your quarterback knocked out by an opposing team’s player and you do nothing about it? America’s Team, that’s all I got to say.”