Philadelphia, PA - Eagles fans everywhere can always get excited for a Philly vs. Dallas game, especially one in the middle of the season with first place in the NFC East on the line. Both teams enter at pretty disappointing 3-3 records, a surprise for two teams that were expected to contend for the Lombardi this season.
The Eagles are coming off a one-sided loss in Minnesota, where Kirk Cousins tore up the Birds to the tune of 300-plus yards and four touchdowns. Three of those scores went to Stefon Diggs, who terrorized Philly’s oft-overwhelmed secondary. Whether it’s Sidney Jones, Ronald Darby, or Rasul Douglas, it seems like a receiver was always getting past them. With Jalen Ramsey shipped to L.A., the best immediate impact option for the struggling unit has been ruled out.
Offensively, once again, the Eagles couldn’t get it done. They were passable, but as they fell behind, they could not score often enough to try to climb back into the game. A fake field goal try also ended disastrously and has Doug Pederson under fire for both his coaching and his play-calling decisions.
For Dallas, they’re coming off a surprising loss against the New York Jets on the road. Dallas fell behind 21-6 at halftime, and despite a reasonable comeback bid, Dallas came up short again. There’s not a real culprit in the loss for the Cowboys; they just were outplayed and beaten by the Jets.
Sunday is a chance for both teams to get back into the win column in an important game. The Giants are only one game back, so even that is something to consider for these teams. For the Eagles to win in Arlington, they have to stop the Cowboys offense. Ezekiel Elliott is always a threat, and Amari Cooper (if he plays) could present a big problem. He has been historically hard to stop in this matchup. Offensively, the Eagles want to get points on the board, because I think this is a game where every aspect will matter.
Overall, I don’t trust Philly to get this road win. It’s a harsh environment against a good team in the division, and the Eagles haven’t played well enough to make me feel confident. Final Score: Eagles, 20. Cowboys, 27.
Philly Bite sports contributor and Philadelphia Eagles Writer.