The Cowboys are often an easy target on sports talk shows, being arguably the most popular teams in all of sports. That sometimes leads to analysts going overboard on their analysis, like Bart Scott did on Friday.
“This is a major blow for Dallas, and like Stephen A. always says, just wait, something bad always happens,” Scott said.
However, Smith didn’t want to be associated with joking about an injury, shutting Scott down immediately.
“I wouldn’t do that right now, in all seriousness,” he said. “This is a season-ending injury, so I’m certainly not going to joke about that.”
Bart Scott joking about Trevon Diggs’ injury is insane work. Most these guys on the big networks are so bad, it’s unreal. pic.twitter.com/F8raYqVC5y— Ernie (@es3_09) September 22, 2023
Cowboys pass rusher Micah Parsons also criticized Scott, saying this is part of the reason he doesn’t like to speak with the media.
“Just facts joking bout a man trying to feed his family and building a legacy!” Parsons said on social media. “ESPN gotta stop letting corn balls on tv!!”
Wtf ?? He ole hating ass old head!! Lame asf!! This why I really don’t like talking to dudes in the media!! As a former player you are a lame asf bro! Just facts joking bout a man trying to feed his family and building a legacy! ESPN gotta stop letting corn balls on tv!! https://t.co/nT29Slv3sA— Micah Parsons (@MicahhParsons11) September 22, 2023
Fans agreed with Parsons and Smith that Scott went too far, going as far as to say the former linebacker shouldn’t be allowed on First Take.
Bart Scott is a bum. Don't ask why. Google yourself. Twitter search. Whatever. It popped up on my timeline.— Dave Sturchio (@DaveSturchio) September 22, 2023
You talk shit about injuries. You're just human trash.
We Cowboys fans are not joking when we say people hate the Cowboys more than they love their own teams…— Taimon R. Turner (@TaimonT717) September 22, 2023
Bart Scott is the the definition of a hater!
Trashy to laugh at a season ending injury…TRASH! https://t.co/q2r0OOg8Ii
Bart Scott continuing to show how much he sucks by making fun of the Trevon Diggs injury?— Tom Downey (@WhatGoingDowney) September 22, 2023
Par for the course for that classless clown
Bart Scott has not be a good analyst & should be removed from TV https://t.co/LtdFQxhRbd— Zach Wolchuk (@ZachWolchuk) September 22, 2023