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September 02, 2010

McGee testy in postgame comments

Cowboys second-year quarterback Stephen McGee completed 27 of 42 passes for 304 yards with a touchdown. He showed the Cowboys what they had been waiting to see when they made him a fourth-round pick last year

But McGee was testy in postgame interviews. The former Texas A&M quarterback tried to walk by reporters without talking, but, after he was asked, he answered two questions before leaving.

“Praise the Lord for all the great things he’s done for me," McGee said. "I’ve been through a lot of ups and downs. It seemed like for the last seven years I’ve had a lot of critics, a lot of people telling me I can’t do whatever. There’s a lot of pressure on me to come out and perform. I’m thankful for the guys around me [that they] made a lot of plays. It felt really good to get the victory today. I think that was important for our team. It’s exciting to see what happens in the future.”

McGee answered a second question before turning and walking out the door.

“I just wanted to come in and play to the talent I know I have,” he said. “A lot of people, like you guys, always seem to say that I’m not good enough, but I know in my heart how good of a quarterback I am. I’ve said that since Day 1 when I got here. It’s just a matter of a good opportunity. I think the most exciting part for me today was when our twos [second-teamers) and threes [third-teamers] came out from the get go and played pretty well against their first-team defense for a while. I can’t reiterate enough how thankful I am and the Lord has just been really good to me."

McGee apparently was miffed about reports that he was fighting for his job Thursday night. But in six preseason games over two seasons, McGee had completed only 35 of 60 passes for 306 yards with one touchdown before Thursday. The Cowboys weren't likely to have cut McGee anyway since it was too early to give up on a fourth-round draft pick, but he had done little for them to have confidence that he has a future in the NFL. He showed them that against the Dolphins, front office officials confirmed.

“You’ve got to give Stephen McGee his due,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said. "It was really almost like right before your eyes you could see him start getting comfortable. You could see his body language. You could see all of those things happening. So I’m proud for him."

-- Charean Williams

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yea at the end there i really did, oh well i don't really care, just sayin whats on my mind, im just tired of the media's bull, you know. Im proud of McGee he works hard and the media bashes him, then finally they can't just hound him and they actually get OFFENDED by what he said. well i don't really know why, i constantly get offended by what the media says ( well not really offended just pissed off) and i know others do to but there is nothing we can do about it. the media sux, they have there own agenda's. (by the way im not a redneck and im not a republican or demicrat, im me) once again it is so painful that we pay the media to give us their STUPID, WRONG, OPINIONS, i wonder when they will give us SMART, RIGHT, FACTS. i guess never. Oh well we can't get rid of all the wrong things in this country.

Also i understand not all people in the media are just after there own agenda and after money, i understand there are people who just love doing it and report correctly, alot of them do report on sports, there honest and hard working, its just the few that have to keep saying stupid stuff all the time and the ones that seem to yell the lowdest that suck, but i know there is a "silent majority" in the media that keeps it honest.

Although I don't remember Laufenberg "bashing" McGee. He might have called him "untested" which was true before last Thursday night because McGee hadn't gotten a chance to play much--preseason or no--up until then.

His performance on Thurs nite vs. Miami's #1 D unit was incredible. If he had played with the 'Boyz #1 O unit he could have gotten 500 yards and 5 TDs that night I believe! (especially if Dez was playing!!!!)

So this kid can play. In fact, his play that night against the stinky fish people was so outstanding I would now put him as the #2 QB and put Kitna as #3.

After all Stephen Jones said the past few days in justifying the trade of PC to the Bolts, that he wanted to give younger players the reps and get the team younger overall.

Putting McGee at #2 and Kitna at #3 will shave about 1 billion years off the average age of our team when including the 1st team's backups in the age equation.

Don't y'all think?

Media, I agree with the other posters here about McGee--leave him alone!! And don't "fair weather fan" him either. He don't need you.

PS. Did you see how furiously the 'Boyz players were toweling off and spraying deodorant in the locker room after playing the stinky fish?!! Playing the stinky fish is like being attacked by 100 skunks!!

@nawf: 7 uses of the word yall. 5 times in one sentance. Must be a record! Outstanding! Keep up the good work!

man that sux how the media can always just hate on someone then when that guy does good they just find some other way to hate him. This is why no one likes the media. you call him TESTY cuz he said what was on his mind, well damn we always have to here what the media thinks and yall get paid actually FORCE yall reatarded opinions on us. we need more people like mcgee who under stand that the media is filled with a bunch of USELESS cry babies. But for right now we just have a bunch of players that bouw to yall hoping to get on yalls good side cuz yall don't care whats true and real, yall only care what yall think. that needs to stop.

Give 'em hell Stephen !

This is exactly the reason he may have come off as "testy". All the guy does is have a great, game winning performance, and another journalist finds something to be critical of. Get off this kid's back! He's fighting for his dream that people keep trying to snuff out before ever actually seeing him play more that a few series of live football! You said yourself that he tried to walk away without talking, but when forced to speak, some of his competitive fire came through - the same fire that is going to give him a real shot at having a solid NFL career. What exactly do you expect he would say after a week of listening to everyone (including Babe Laufenburg) go out of there way to bash him? "I would like to thank the media for all of you support?" Get real.

Why doesn't McGee have the right to be "testy"? The mediots do it for a living. Good job McGee, on...and off the field.

mcfloyd

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