Following Sunday’s 27-20 loss to Chicago, Bears’ defensive back D.J. Moore suggested that after a big early hit on Cowboys’ receiver Roy Williams, on a pass that was actually caught, that the Dallas receivers were playing scared.
Moore actually benefitted from this supposed development, bringing in two interceptions on balls that were tipped by supposedly “scared” receivers. On the first, Miles Austin was hit by Charles Tillman on a play over the middle. The ball popped out, landing in Moore’s waiting arms. On the second, Tony Romo threw behind Jason Witten. Witten got enough of the ball to tip it in the air where, once again, it was grabbed by Moore.
After, Moore, 23, took it upon himself to call out these Dallas receivers, which might be less egregious had he not gone so far as to personally name Jason Witten--a very probable Hall of Famer who is about as tough as they come. Even after leaving the game with a concussion, Witten fought with trainers to return. Maybe Moore missed that part.
"After that, they were looking up” Moore told the Chicago Sun-Times, via the Dallas Morning News. “They didn't even want to catch the ball.The second one, [Witten] was pretty much just scared to get hit. He short-handed it like he was just about to get hit.''
On Monday, Williams brushed the remarks off in a style reminiscent of Pedro Martinez in his Boston days.
“Who is that dude?'' Williams asked reporters, per the Morning News. “He had two picks off deflections. I don't know who D.J. Moore is.
“I can only speak for myself. Nobody intimidates me coming across the middle. I catch a ball, take the pop and give you first down in your face.”
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