Cowboys coaches told their players they think Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is "overrated," according to a report from Kevin Patra and Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.
The words come as the the two teams get ready to kick off a Week 6 matchup in Seattle on Sunday afternoon.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said recently that Dallas isn't running from Sherman. The Cowboys staff went into detail about why they think Sherman gets too much credit on the field, according to the report:
"The word from Cowboys coaches to their players: That Richard Sherman is overrated, that the rest of the secondary props him up and makes him play better than he actually is, that Sherman is protected by some of the best safeties in the game -- including, of course, Earl Thomas," Rapoport said. "The Cowboys coaches do think the Seattle defense is the best defense in the NFL. But as far as Sherman, they feel like they can attack."
Sunday's game will feature Dallas' DeMarco Murray vs. Seattle's defense. Murray, a Pro Bowler, is averaging 134 rushing yards per game and goes against a Seahawks defense allowing just 62 yards per game.
- Marc Weinreich