Rams running back Todd Gurley wasn’t mincing words when it comes to Saturday’s matchup against the Cowboys in the NFC division round.
While the 24-year-old admitted his has nothing against Dallas, Gurley revealed he wants to “take care of business” for those who “hate” the Cowboys.
“Basically, everybody I know hates the Cowboys,’’ Gurley said Wednesday (via USA Today). “They been just hitting me up all week. … I got to try to take care of business for those guys.
“Everyone in the world knows that’s ‘America’s Team’ and it’s a prime-time playoff game. What better game do you want?’’
Gurley also addressed the nagging knee injury that forced him to miss the last two games of the regular season due to inflammation after initially suffering the injury Dec. 16 against the Eagles. He was limited in practice Wednesday, and his official status for Saturday’s game won’t be known until Thursday’s injury report, USA Today notes.
Despite the uncertainty, Gurley was optimistic when speaking with reporters about his knee.
“I was trying to get full speed, work on accelerating and decelerating,’’ Gurley said, adding that video of his practice should ease speculation related to the health of his knee. “… I don’t have to keep getting tweets and Instagrams all day. They can just watch the video and see how my knee’s doing.’’
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Left tackle Andrew Whitworth said Gurley looked fresh in practice, adding, “It’s exciting to see him out there looking explosive.”
Gurley ran for 1,251 yards and 17 touchdowns and added 580 yards and four touchdowns receiving before his injury.
Dallas travels to L.A. Memorial Coliseum on Saturday with kickoff scheduled for 8:15 p.m. ET.