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Jalen Hurts’ “taking a deuce” quote was an entertaining reasoning after embarrassing loss to Cowboys

Jalen Hurts (#1) throws a pass for Eagles versus Cowboys
Kevin Jairaj - USA Today Sports

We can now add entertaining quotes to Jalen Hurts’ list of skills.

He and the Philadelphia Eagles suffered a 20-point loss on Monday Night Football to the Dallas Cowboys.

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Hurts was intercepted twice, including once by his former Alabama teammate.

Trevon Diggs returned the pick for a 59-yard touchdown, becoming the first Cowboy since Byron Jones in 2017 versus Washington to return an interception for a score.

Despite not having his best game, the second-year quarterback owned up to the loss. Hurts took responsibility for the Eagles dropping a divisional game, and his reasoning for moving forward was entertaining. During his postgame presser, Hurts compared the loss to ‘taking a deuce.’ The local media had a good laugh with it, but the native Texan is moving forward.

“I take responsibility for that,” Hurts said. “I will learn from it, and we will be a better team from it. I believe that. You take you a deuce, you don’t sit there and look at it. You flush it and move on. We are going to flush it and move on.”

He had a chance to get a victory, but it did not happen.

Hurts totaled 326 passing yards with two touchdowns; however, the rent was not paid.

The road does not get easier, as Philadelphia will be home Sunday to face Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs. Hopefully, the home crowd will push Hurts and the Eagles to its second win of the season.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith. 

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